Conor O Boyle

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Minister for Defence Alan Shatter reviewing 43 Infantry Group UNDOF on the eve of its departure for a tour of peacekeeping duty in the Golan Heights in September. Photograph: Dave Meehan

An investigation into a fire fight involving Irish troops in Syria last week has found the troops were deliberately ambushed by armed elements and tha(...)

Newly commissioned officer Vivienne O’Grady hugs her mother Lily at the Naval Service officer commissioning ceremony in Haulbowline, Cork.

The Government remains committed to supporting the Naval Service to ensure Ireland’s sovereignty is maintained over the State’s maritime jurisdiction,(...)

Minister for Justice, Equality & Defence Alan Shatter performing a ministerial review of the 43rd Infantry Group before their departure for a tour of peacekeeping duty in the Golan Heights in Syria. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Irish troops have all the training and specialist equipment they need to deal with any possible chemical warfare incident during their deployment to S(...)

“We have been assured by the United Nations that every arrangement that is possible will be put in place to ensure their safety and security,” said  Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore yesterday. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The safety and security of Irish troops in the Middle East region has been paramount in the Government’s discussions with the United Nations on the Sy(...)

The General Michael Collins monument unveiled on the anniversary of his death at Cathal Brugha Barracks in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A plaque in memory of Michael Collins was unveiled today to mark the 91st anniversary of his killing on August 22nd, 1922. Chief of Staff of the Defen(...)

The newly appointed head of the defence forces Major General Conor O’Boyle

The Government has approved the appointment of the new Chief of Staff of the Defence forces. Deputy Chief of Staff (Support), Major General Conor O’Bo(...)

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