Unifil peacekeepers marking the 40th anniversary of the force’s  presence in southern Lebanon  at Unifil headquarters in Naqoura,  south Lebanon, on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/Ali Hashisho

Minister for Defence Paul Kehoe, together with the Deputy Chief-of-Staff of the Defence Forces, Maj-Gen Kieran Brennan, and several other senior offic(...)

The Army during their anti-terrorism exercise in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Defence Forces

The Defence Forces have stress-tested their capability for responding to a request for assistance from An Garda Síochána in the event of a major terro(...)

Army Rangers Wing  will be part of the  State’s on-call response to a major terrorist incident. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s military special forces, the Army Ranger Wing, are to be given a more direct and high-profile role in responding to the threat of internatio(...)

Members of the Association of Retired Commissioned Officers (ARCO) conducting a Wreath Laying Ceremony in the Garden of Remembrance to remember and commemorate the participants in the 1916 Easter Rising. At the ceremony were members of the 39th Cadet Class and 40th Cadet Class who marched in the Easter Parade on  April 10th 1966. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The part played by the Defence Forces in rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean has highlighted how Ireland has taken its place among the nations of t(...)

Army Ranger Wing/Defence Forces exercise in the Irish Sea. Photograph: Defence Forces

The Army Ranger Wing (ARW) is to double in size as the Defence Forces responds to the perceived increase in the threat of international terrorism and (...)

 Commemoration of Easter Monday 1916 in Enniscorthy. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Abbey Square in Enniscorthy fell silent yesterday shortly after 1.15pm as thousands gathered to pay tribute to the volunteers of 1916. Wreaths were (...)

President Michael D Higgins speaking with Thomas Kent’s nieces Kathleen Kent and Prudence Riordan and his grandnephew Michael Riordan, after Kent’s State funeral. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland needs people who believe in their community, their country and in putting others before themselves, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told mourners at the (...)

Vanessa Nee, sister of the late Pte Hugh Doherty who was killed with Pte Caomhán Seoighe in Lebanon in 1981. Neither body has ever been found. Photograph: Declan Doherty.

A memorial to an Aran Islands soldier whose body was never found after he was killed in south Lebanon will be unveiled by Minister for Defence Simo(...)