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Who runs Ireland?

THE POLITICIANS ENDA KENNY Taoiseach Kenny holds the most powerful political position in the land. He is chief of the Cabinet, has the f(...)

Army head chaplain Msgr Eoin Thynne: had mentioned the President’s message in ‘reference to the general change in society with reference to the meaning of Christmas’, an Army spokesman said. Photograph: Defence Forces

Defence Forces chief of staff Lieut Gen Conor O’Boyle has conveyed his regret for any embarrassment caused to President Michael D Higgins as a resu(...)

Minister for Defence Alan Shatter reviewing 43 Infantry Group UNDOF on the eve of its departure for a tour of peacekeeping duty in the Golan Heights in September. Photograph: Dave Meehan

An investigation into a fire fight involving Irish troops in Syria last week has found the troops were deliberately ambushed by armed elements and tha(...)

The General Michael Collins monument unveiled on the anniversary of his death at Cathal Brugha Barracks in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A plaque in memory of Michael Collins was unveiled today to mark the 91st anniversary of his killing on August 22nd, 1922. Chief of Staff of the Defen(...)