Mon, 30 Mar, 2020
Irish Islamic State supporter Lisa Smith and her daughter may not arrive back home until next week as Irish officials in Turkey conduct checks to confirm their identities, particularly that of her two-year-old girl, the Irish Examiner understands.
Tue, 12 Nov, 2019
Members of the elite Army Ranger Wing (ARW) have joined other special forces in the formation of what is designed to be a rapid reaction force which the EU could send to bring peace to a troubled spot.
Thu, 10 Oct, 2019
The Government is sending Ireland's elite troops to "one of the most dangerous places in the world" but is refusing to pay them increased allowances agreed by independent arbitration in 2010.
Thu, 27 Jun, 2019
It is “baffling” that Defence Forces personnel are still being prescribed with anti-malarial drug Lariam, while the State faces dozens of personal injury claims due to alleged side effects of the medicine, the Dáil has heard.
Tue, 18 Jun, 2019
The former head social worker for the Defence Forces has said he was ignored repeatedly when he warned Department of Defence officials about increasing poverty levels being endured by serving military personnel and their families.
Tue, 04 Jun, 2019
The former deputy commander of the elite Irish special forces says the Minister with responsibility for Defence and his senior civil servants should resign because they are running the country's military into the ground.
Tue, 28 May, 2019
A leading security expert says Ireland has become more exposed to an Islamic State-style terrorist attacks because of the failure of a government commitment made more than two years ago to double the strength of the country’s elite special forces.
Mon, 04 Dec, 2017