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Defence Forces personnel have been told to report to barracks from Monday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Defence Forces personnel have been told to report to barracks from Monday to be deployed where necessary to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. A no(...)

Fourteen Irish soldiers from the Army Rangers Wing began phased arrival in Mali in September 2019 to serve with the 15,000-strong UN force, Minusma. Photograph: Defence Forces

Three members of the Irish Army Ranger wing serving in Mali were injured on Tuesday when their armoured vehicle struck a roadside explosive device. (...)

Shane Burns with his daughter  Lexie, who is now seven

Working Abroad Q&A: Shane Burns is originally from Killarney, Co Kerry, but now lives in Kallista in the mountains near Melbourne. He works a(...)

Robert Stafford, Ger Reidy, Ray Goggins, and Alan O’Brien from Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week. Photograph: RTÉ

Before writing about Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week (Monday, RTÉ2), a programme in which regular punters must face the extreme training methods of(...)

Lieutenant Neil Spiteri (30) and Second Lieutenant Aaron Zammit (24) propose to Nadesh Barbara (27) and Amy Zammit (20) at the commissioning ceremony in Dublin Castle on Thursday.

Two Maltese officer-cadets sprung surprise proposals on their partners at their commissioning ceremony in Dublin on Thursday. The commissioning cerem(...)

At a re-enactment to commemorate Martin Doyle were Brendan O’Neill and John Greer. Photograph: Mary Browne

In March 1919 Martin Doyle returned to his native New Ross a war hero. He won the Victoria Cross in September 1918 for an incredible feat of gallantry(...)

Colm Tóibín: Whose job is it to solve the crisis? How strange that now, in the light of a housing crisis, one aspect of de Valera’s legacy (...)

Martin Doyle at a garden party  at Buckingham Palace for Victoria Cross recipients in June 1920, four months before he joined the IRA.

The people of New Ross in Co Wexford will on Sunday honour Victoria Cross winner Martin Doyle who returned to the town as a war hero 100 years ago and(...)

The Belfast-Dublin express train arrives at Connolly Station, Dublin, in 1987. Photograph: Jack McManus

The regular targeting of the Dublin-Belfast railway line during the Troubles led one Government official to wonder if armed military should be placed (...)

The silver beaker by William Egan and Sons of Cork

Spike Island was named Best Attraction at the International Travel and Tourism Awards 2019 in London this year, where it beat off competition from the(...)

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