Declan Power

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In 2013, Alexandr Ruzmatovich Bekmirzaev left Ireland for the Middle East, where it is understood he joined a group linked to Islamic State.

A suspected Islamic State terrorist captured in Syria was radicalised in Ireland by a Jordanian man who gardaí believe recruited at least five other p(...)

A Coillte helicopter takes water to a dam at the top of The Cut road in the Slieve Bloom mountains. Photograph: Laois Fire and Rescue/Twitter

People are again being asked to stay away from the Slieve Bloom mountains in counties Laois and Offaly as firefighting efforts continue on Saturday mo(...)

 Enda Kenny with Leo Quinlan and some of the men who served with Col Patrick Quinlan in the Congo. L-R: Tadhg Quinn, Leo Boland, Noel Carey, Tom Gunne, and Sen Gerard Craughwell. Photograph: Alan Landers.

Tribute has been paid to the man who led 155 Defence Force members back to Ireland after the Siege of Jadotville in 1961. The late Col Pat Quinlan fr(...)

A girl leaves flowers for the victims  in central Manchester. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

The people behind the Manchester bombing selected a venue attended by young people intentionally in order to generate the maximum “shock and awe facto(...)

Members of the Garda Emergency Response Unit take part in  a  counterterrorism exercise with members of other European police agencies  at the ESB generating station in the Pigeon House, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins, Dublin.

The arrests of four suspects in operations targeting suspected Islamist extremists in Ireland have generated significant media coverage. But are two s(...)

The Defence Forces said steps were underway to remedy the shortage of personnel in the Irish Air Corps.

The Irish Coast Guard helicopter which crashed on a rescue mission early Tuesday had been tasked to the scene after the Defence Forces had been unable(...)

Anne Enright will help celebrate 25 years of the Irish Writers Centre with an event on Thursday. Photograph:   Alan Betson

The Centre Holds Smock Alley Theatre, Thursday, 10 November, 6:30pm The Irish Writers Centre is marking its 25th anniversary with an anthology of ess(...)

At the commemoration in Custume Barracks, Athlone, a relative points to the plaque marking the 55th anniversary of the siege of Jadotville in the Congo in 1961. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Last year, I was waiting at a hospital in Dublin when I noticed an elderly man looking at me very closely. I assumed he was struggling to remember me (...)

French military patrol at a fan zone near the Eiffel Tower before the start of the European Championship in Paris. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Irish football fans have been urged to stick to designated fan zones while at the European Championship and to have a plan of escape ready in the even(...)

Gardaí at the Regency Hotel following the fatal shooting of David Byrne last month. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The decision to deploy at Dublin Airport and Dublin Port the type of armed policing patrols seen at such facilities across the US and Europe is heavy (...)

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