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 Women of Honour members Diane Byrne, Yvonne O’Rourke and Honor Murphy leaving the Department of Foreign Affairs following their meeting with Minister Simon Coveney on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Women of Honour group of Defence Forces veterans has accused Minister for Defence Simon Coveney of an “attempt at white-washing” by resisting a st(...)

Defence Forces Ombudsman Judge Alan Mahon wants to be able to investigate “certain types of interpersonal complaints, such as, for example, inappropriate behaviour, sexual abuse and sexual harassment”.

The Defence Forces Ombudsman is seeking new powers to address complaints of sexual harassment in the military such as those raised by the Women of Hon(...)

In a submission to the court, defence solicitor Ciarán Mulholland said gardaí had used an “unlawful Covid checkpoint” to “indirectly enforce public health advice” without any statutory basis.

A judge has dismissed a case against a man stopped at a Covid checkpoint at the start of the pandemic after ruling gardaí had no powers to use checkpo(...)

Some 16 high value watches and eight vehicles as well as mobile phones and documentation were also found by gardaí

A large scale garda operation targeting organised crime has taken place in west Dublin, involving searches of 24 premises. The searches and arrests, (...)

Aisling Golden, social worker with the Solas Project, says children are coming out of Oberstown with charges still outstanding.   Photograph: Laura Hutton

Earlier this year James* stood outside a district court with his social worker, trying to keep warm. It was wet and cold and passers-by stared at him(...)

European troops training members of the Malian military.  Twenty Irish Defence Forces personnel are participating in the EU mission to train Mali’s army. Photograph: Mary Fitzgerald

The Army Ranger Wing (ARW), the Defence Forces’s special forces unit, is to cease counter-terrorism operations in Mali this year. The move would free(...)

Members of the Garda Armed Support Unit during a training exercise. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The Garda has spent tens of thousands of euro on renting time at private shooting ranges due to a lack of facilities at the Garda College in Tipperary(...)

Boy in blue: Desmond Tutu at the Leinster Senior Football Championship match between Meath and Dublin at Croke Park in 2005. File photograph: The Irish Times

Archbishops were not the typical clientele of the Abbey Mooney pub on Dublin’s north side in the 1980s; much less senior clerics leading the struggle (...)

 Bahaalddin Al Shwawrah (42), arrives at Bray District Court. Photograph:  Collins

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his partner at her home in Co Wicklow on Christmas Eve. Bahaalddin Al Shwawrah (42), original(...)

Seventy prisoners are due to receive temporary release over the Christmas period

Seventy prisoners are due to receive temporary release over the Christmas period, with the number down on most previous years. The lower figure thi(...)

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