Cathal Berry

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Bríd Smith:  she said the new Bill   applied to  tenants in “rent-a-room” arrangements

A ban on evictions of tenants for the duration of the Covid-19 crisis has been expanded to include all tenancies in the State, including those not cov(...)

Members of the Healy-Rae family perform outside Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Outside Leinster House it was like the prelude to a boyband concert. A high-spirited crowd, dressed to the nines and giddy with excitement, held homem(...)

Former Army Ranger Wing commander Dr Cathal Berry  (pictured in Chad in 2008) left the Defence Forces last year to campaign for better pay and conditions for members.

Former Army Ranger Wing commander Dr Cathal Berry has said he is open to supporting a Sinn Féin government following his election to the Dáil as an In(...)

Dr Cathal Berry: this is the first-ever election contested by the former Defence Forces medic

Dr Cathal Berry (42) spent 23 years in the Irish Defence Forces – reaching second-in-command in the Army Ranger Wing before qualifying as a medical do(...)

Cathal Berry is contesting the newly-enlarged Kildare South constituency. Photograph: Michael Donnelly.

Dr Cathal Berry’s newly-opened campaign office in Newbridge has the air of a military command centre. In the middle of the room, a group are gathered(...)

Cathal Berry, former second in command of the Army Ranger Wing, photographed in Chad in 2008.

The former second in command of the Army Ranger Wing is to run in the forthcoming general election on a platform of improving conditions in the Defenc(...)

In June the head of the Naval Service announced the LÉ Eithne and another ship were being put into operational reserve until personnel could be found to adequately man them.

The Naval Service is operating with about a third of the required number of personnel needed to safely maintain its weapons. There are currently only(...)

Official figures confirm the number of people departing the Defence Forces has surged in recent years.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Defence Force pay rates compare very favourably with other parts of the public service and some claims about conditions were “misleading” and “wildly (...)

The Government is failing ‘miserably’ in treating Defence Forces personnel properly, an Oireachtas committee has heard.

A staffing crisis in the Defence Forces is leading to younger officers taking on more and more responsibility, creating greater risks for the force, t(...)

Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett: wrote to Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe to state he was ‘concerned’ that the service was missing ‘a key part of our structure’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Defence Forces chief of staff raised concerns about the oversight of the military, as an independent watchdog set up to scrutinise the treatment o(...)

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