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 Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe, under increasing pressure over poor pay and conditions for the military, accused the Opposition of not wanting soldiers to participate in anything.

A Government Minister has hit out at political parties opposing Defence Forces participation in an EU battle group and claimed they want to confine so(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visits Irish troops in Mali in January

The United Nations mission in Mali is the type of challenge for which the Army Ranger Wing trains every day, Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe (...)

Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe: ‘I do not believe there will ever be a European army.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A Fine Gael former minister for defence has accused the Government of attempting to “join the big boys” on European defence projects in a “creepy craw(...)

Gardaí at a cordon  in front of the family court building at Phoenix House in Smithfield, which was evacuated after a suspect device was found. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The week before Christmas is dreaded by many family court lawyers and judges. For some parents, mostly fathers, it is their last chance to be granted (...)

Born in London to Cork parents, Timmy “The Brit” McCarthy (second right) retained his accent when he moved to Leeside in the 1960s to work as a butcher, earning him the nickname. File photograph: Irish Examiner

It’s not every day that a crematorium heaves to the sound of dancers spinning around in a polka but then there was nothing ordinary about the send-off(...)

Lusk Community Council  said the development would have a negative impact on traffic, and school capacity was “not adequate” to deal with increased demand

A development of more than 200 houses in Lusk, north Co Dublin has been denied planning permission because the plans did not take into account a cycli(...)

Journalists are to be given clear and uncontested access to court records for the first time under new guidelines being drawn up by the Courts Service. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Journalists are to be given clear and uncontested access to court records for the first time under new guidelines being drawn up by the Courts Servic(...)

Attendance at the official opening of the refurbished Cork courthouse on Anglesea Street. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A new €34.8 million criminal court complex in Cork will meet the city’s needs for decades to come, according to Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan.(...)

Chief Justice Susan Denham pictured in 1996 presenting a report on legislative reform to the then government,  and earlier this week presenting the annual report of the Courts Service. Photographs: Pat Langan Garreth Chaney Collins

The first woman Chief Justice of Ireland, Susan Denham, formally sat in the Supreme Court for the last time Friday where tributes were paid to her on (...)

Tesco workers picket outside Tesco in Artane. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Supermarket giant Tesco underestimated the “spirit of solidarity” among ordinary people when it gambled that people would not support its workers’ eff(...)

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