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President of Greece Prokopios Pavlopoulos with President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Maxwell

It fell to Minister of State Finian McGrath to represent the Government during the State visit of president of Greece Prokopios Pavlopoulos to Áras a(...)

Newly commissioned Air Corps pilot Lauren Cusack with her godson Darragh Brogan at Baldonnell Airbase in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A female pilot has been commissioned into the Irish Air Corps for the first time in 15 years. Lauren Cusack (26), from Donabate in north Co Dublin, (...)

Tom Clonan: ‘For two decades, I remained isolated from former colleagues’.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A former Army officer who uncovered rape and sexual assault in the Defence Forces has been thanked two decades later for the work he undertook. Dr To(...)

Both PDFORRA, which represents non-commissioned ranks in the Naval Service, and RACO, which represents commissioned officers, said the tax credit is a step in the right direction but will not be enough to retain personnel. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Naval Service representatives have welcomed a Government announcement of a special tax credit of almost €1,300 a year for those on sea patrol duty but(...)

Mark Keane speaks during a Pdforra conference in Castlebar, Co Mayo, in 2018. File photograph: Mick Burke/Defence Forces

The president of the Defence Forces representative body Pdforra has said conditions for members are so bad that 80 naval personnel are living on boats(...)

An Air Corps aviator plots a course for the Emergency Aeromedical Service helicopter. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

The air ambulance service operated by the Defence Forces is “on the brink of collapse” due to staffing levels, military officers have been told. The (...)

Filew photograph Minister with responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe with Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett  (on left of Minister). Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

The Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces has warned military officers frustrated with the current recruitment and retention crisis about engaging in “(...)

Defence Forces members. File photo. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government is considering re-introducing automatic promotions after a fixed period of time for specialist officers in the Defence Forces as part o(...)

Army leadership is concerned at the possibility of a withdrawal of labour by members of the Defence Forces if a bond with  trade unions is forged. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The head of the Defence Forces has told the Government that permitting military representative bodies to become part of the trade union movement could(...)

The LÉ Samuel Beckett passes Cobh on the way back to  Haulbowline after operations  in  the Mediterranean. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The Naval Service has denied its personnel were endangered by the poor state of equipment on board the LÉ Samuel Beckett during its operations in the (...)

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