Col Quinlan also recommended that of the 33 men, five of them should also be awarded the Military Medal for Gallantry (MMG), the Irish army’s highest award.

Only the commanding officer of those involved in the Jadotville siege in the Congo 60 years ago has been recommended for a medal. An independent revi(...)

The Defence Forces is entering an “irreversible decline” due to its inability to retain trained personnel, an Oireachtas Committee has heard. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The Defence Forces is entering an “irreversible decline” due to its inability to retain trained personnel, an Oireachtas Committee has heard. Previou(...)

Minister of State for Local Government Peter Burke has pledged that the €8,000 pay increase recommended for councillors will be implemented within the Coalition’s first year in office.  File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Fine Gael Minister of State for Local Government Peter Burke has pledged that the €8,000 pay increase recommended for the State’s 947 councillors will(...)

Ninety-one  newly commissioned officers in the Defence Forces celebrate after receiving their commissions at Dublin Castle. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

This week Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, who also doubles up as Minister for Defence, received an anonymous letter from someone who signe(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin visited the Oliver Bond Street flats complex with a pep in his step. Photograph: Julian Behal

“Coronavirus carrier at EU trade council triggers top-level quarantines,” reported Politico Europe on Thursday. We knew that, because Tánaiste Leo Va(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley was responding to questions on the Government plan to reopen schools in the Seanad on Tuesday.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The threat of coronavirus outbreaks occurring in schools when they reopen has been “overstated,” Senator Rónán Mullen has told a Seanad debate on the (...)

Independent Senator Victor Boyhan said they were doing a job to rigorously pursue and tease out all the issues

Opposition Senators have signalled their intention to challenge legislation on the reform of how judges are appointed to prevent it becoming law befor(...)

Gerard Craughwell (Ind) said his identity on Facebook was stolen last weekend, while  Catherine Noone (FG) said she received a tweet this week saying she ‘should be buried alive’ with a reference to murdered MP Jo Cox. File images: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times/Gareth Chaney/Collins

One Senator revealed on Wednesday that he was the victim of identity theft on social media, while another told the Seanad she received a death threat.(...)

The antics of the elusive Dáil rodent have been well-chronicled.

Imagine the scene. Micheál Martin sitting down in the members’ bar having a cup of tea with a party colleague when a dirty great rat scuttles across (...)

Legislation proposes to increase the maximum win from 50 cent to €750. Photograph: Jacob Kepler/Bloomberg

It is as predictable as it is bizarre. In a country where large numbers of adults gamble, the very mention of it in our legislature draws warnings of (...)

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