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Fiona Ryan  and her finance Jonathan Mathis left the country with their young son   recently after experiencing online abuse following their participation in an advertising campaign for Lidl supermarket.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Twitter has defended how it deals with harmful content after a mixed-race Co Meath couple left Ireland following a death threat and abusive and racist(...)

The final stage of naturalisation requires attendance at a citizenship ceremony. Photograph: Frank Miller

More than 16,000 people’s hopes of becoming an Irish citizen have been put on hold following a decision by the Department of Justice to postpone two c(...)

People before Profit TD Bríd Smith accused the civil servants present of ‘obfuscation’. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A carbon tax can be introduced in a way that makes “everybody better off”, if the revenue raised is recycled in the correct way, an Oireachtas committ(...)

Members of the Naval Service leave the LÉ Samuel Beckett aboard a RIB on a search and recovery mission. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

An Irish Naval Service vessel is crossing the Atlantic to arrive in New York next week as the United Nations general assembly meets. Minister for For(...)

Stepaside Garda station in south Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin’s Stepaside Garda station will not be open to the public on a 24-7 basis, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris told an Oireachtas committee on Wednes(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe at Custume Barracks, Athlone, where he reviewed troops of the 60th Infantry Group ahead of their six-month deployment to the Golan Heights in the Middle East. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Fianna Fáil has said the Government must give “urgent consideration” to the establishment of a pay review body for the Defence Forces. The party’s sp(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar confirmed that a shortage of personnel meant that available crew would be allocated to a smaller number of ships. The LE Eithne (above) and the LE Orla would go into maintenance.

Minister of State with special responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe owes apologies to the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Mark Mellet, and to t(...)

A file image of the LE Eithne: a letter sent by Cmdr Mick Malone to all Naval Service personnel claimed it and LE Orla would remain tied up until crew numbers improved. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar appeared to contradict Minister of State Paul Kehoe’s insistence that two Naval Service ships were taken out of service last we(...)

 Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe, under increasing pressure over poor pay and conditions for the military, accused the Opposition of not wanting soldiers to participate in anything.

A Government Minister has hit out at political parties opposing Defence Forces participation in an EU battle group and claimed they want to confine so(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visits Irish troops in Mali in January

The United Nations mission in Mali is the type of challenge for which the Army Ranger Wing trains every day, Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe (...)

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