Since 2009, an agreement has been in place to pay all post-1995 military officers on full PRSI who are forcibly retired on age grounds at age 58 a supplementary pension (as long as the pensioner is not, before age 65, in insurable employment).
Mon, 27 Jan, 2020
There is a strong likelihood the country’s military officers will reject the Public Service Pay Commission’s (PSPC) “paltry set of recommendations for increased allowances” unless the Government acts swiftly to address key issues highlighted by the association which represents them.
Fri, 09 Aug, 2019
People wonder how players keep their heads given the magnitude of what a prize like the Claret Jugre presents but it’s the madness of it all that overwhelms when the 18th approaches and the divide between those inside and outside the ropes begins to buckle under the waves of emotion.
Mon, 22 Jul, 2019
A post room worker the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) accused of disclosing sensitive information told gardaí he raised security concerns about people reading files in work, a trial has heard.
Thu, 23 May, 2019
A dissident republican leader convicted of directing the activities of a terrorist organisation which plotted an explosion during the State visit of Britain’s Prince Charles two years ago has been jailed for eleven and a half years.
Fri, 08 Dec, 2017
A man has been charged with knowingly possessing four kilograms of TNT in central Dublin, while another man has been charged with IRA membership, at a bank-holiday Sunday sitting of the Special Criminal Court.
Sun, 04 Jun, 2017
The Special Criminal Court trial of a Louth man accused of IRA membership has heard that two "very well made" and "viable" improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were found in a car that gardai had stopped on the N52 in County Meath.
Fri, 12 May, 2017
A Cork man who told gardaí he had gone to Monaghan for “a drinking session” and did not know there was half-a-tonne of fertilizer in the van he was driving has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years imprisonment for IRA membership.
Thu, 16 Mar, 2017
Belfast man Kevin Hannaway, one of a group known as the ‘Hooded Men’ who are seeking revision of a judgment on their detention during the Troubles, has been granted bail by the Special Criminal Court pending his trial for allegedly assisting the IRA.
Tue, 18 Aug, 2015
A suspected terror chief and three young men were arrested yesterday in a massive security operation targeting dissident republicans. Specialist anti-terrorism squads and elite armed units, directed by Garda Intelligence, went to 20 addresses in counties Louth, Dublin and Wexford and arrested four suspects.
Thu, 14 May, 2015
The Special Criminal Court has ruled that members of the public should be excluded from the court when six members of the Garda National Surveillance Unit give evidence in the trial of eight Dublin men accused of IRA membership.
Wed, 28 Jan, 2015
Newspaper reports this week show that Gerry Adams seems to have a uniquely clear appreciation of what did and did not go on in the IRA, describing as he does “their acting as a police force, IRA members were singularly ill equipped to deal with such matters. The IRA on occasions shot alleged sex offenders or expelled them. While this may have been expedient at the time, it was not appropriate”.
Sat, 25 Oct, 2014