Minister of State at the Department of Defence Paul Kehoe said the newly-released files will shine a unique spotlight on the ‘activities undertaken by ordinary people pursuing the ambition of nationhood’.

The release of the brigade activity reports (BAR) will give an “unprecedented insight” into the history of the Irish revolution, the Minister of State(...)

IRA men who were at the Kilmichael ambush

Dundalk was “sneeringly hostile” to the Irish Republican Army during the War of Independence, according to records from the time that are to be publis(...)

The increase will  be used to begin the planning process for the replacement of the Naval Service’s flagship vessel LÉ Eithne (above, on a rescue operation in the Mediterranean) with a new multi-role ship. Photographs: Irish Defence Forces

The replacement of the Naval Service’s flagship vessel and several of the Air Corps’ aircraft are provided for in the defence allocation for Budget 20(...)

The National Memorial is a place of contemplation and remembrance. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Hundreds of people turned out for the annual commemoration for members of the Defence Forces who died in the service of the State. Chief of staff of (...)

Diane Byrne who was nine years in the Defence Forces, has since taken up employment as an engineer with Bord Gáis. File photograph: The Irish Times

An army captain who was excluded from a promotions process for the position of commandant due to being on maternity leave has been awarded €824,794 da(...)

Airbnb headquarters on Hanover Quay in the south docklands

The public gets another chance to view buildings of all types and periods free of charge when Open House Dublin 2016 takes place from October 14th-16t(...)

A High Court judge has found a female Captain in the Defence Forces qualified for promotion to Commandant in May 2013 and was entitled to damages for loss of earnings from that date after she was excluded from a promotions process. Photograph: The Irish Times

A High Court judge has found a female Captain in the Defence Forces was excluded from a promotions process as a result of being on maternity leave in (...)

President Michael D Higgins  opens the the new Military Archives building. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

When he died suddenly at the age of 49 in 1999, Comdt Peter Young was the subject of an obituary in The Irish Times. Referring to his role as Army off(...)

The GPO after the Rising. Relatives of the victims of Capt John Bowen- Colthurst are to seek an apology from the British government for his actions during Easter Week

Relatives of the victims of the notorious Capt John Bowen- Colthurst are to seek an apology from the British government for his actions during Easter(...)

President Michael D Higgins at the Military Archives  at Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The €5.4 million Military Archives building, one of the flagship capital programmes of the 1916 centenary commemorations, has been opened. The archi(...)

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