Mr Rooney

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Defence Force Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Mark Mellett was reluctant to be drawn on the impact of the six barracks along or close to the Border, in terms of what might emerge from Brexit, and whether Britain will seek to impose a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The decision by successive governments to close six Army barracks along the Border may prove a costly mistake in the event of change in the security s(...)

Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representative Association (PDFORRA) general secretary Gerry Rooney told Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe that the pay rates for those who enlisted in the army, naval service and airforce after 2013 is a hugely important issue. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Low levels of pay is the biggest issue facing new recruits to the Defence Forces, the representative body for its members has said. Permanent Defen(...)

A support group for soldiers had previously said the Defence Forces has not been screening military personnel properly before prescribing the controversial drug Lariam. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Gerry Rooney, head of a representative group for the defence forces has said the Department of Defence should offer an alternative to the anti-malaria(...)

The Naval Services vessel LE Samuel Beckett, which has been deployed to the Mediterranean. Photograph: Irish Naval Services

Naval Service members rescuing migrants from the Mediterranean are not entitled to full overseas service payments because they are not in danger, the (...)

PDforra, the association representing soldiers, sailors and aircrew, believes while increased recruitment may bring more women into the ranks, more flexibility needs to be introduced in order to retain them. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Radical new work practices are needed in the army, air corps, and naval service if a Government target of doubling the number of women serving is to b(...)

Defence Forces Chief of Staff Lieut Gen Conor O’Boyle has said he was surprised at Pdforra’s suggestion this week that some soldiers were sleeping in (...)