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
Silence from the global community on a “direct assault” on the international criminal justice system by “ill-wishers” is not tactical and sends the wrong signal, the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) chief prosecutor has warned.
Tue, 25 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
At least 95 people are dead following the latest massacre in central Mali blamed on tensions between ethnic militias.
Mon, 10 Jun, 2019
More than a dozen Army Rangers are to be sent to war-torn Mali under a new proposal from Defence Minister Paul Kehoe.
Sun, 09 Jun, 2019
Wicklow-born songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Anna Mieke recently released her debut album Idle Mind.
Wed, 29 May, 2019
Six people including a pastor have been killed in an attack on a Christian church in northern Burkina Faso.
Mon, 29 Apr, 2019
Algeria’s economy is on its knees and the electorate is fed up of paying obeisance to an elderly demagogue, writes
Thu, 25 Apr, 2019
The UN’s two-pronged approach will reduce neonatal mortality rates to 12 per 1,000 births by 2030, says
Thu, 02 Aug, 2018
Here are all the latest headlines this lunchtime...
Mon, 28 May, 2018
The great American comedian George Carlin had a terrific routine in which he talked about the language used in American football, writes
Mon, 12 Feb, 2018
A right-wing extremist suspected in the shooting rampage that wounded six Africans in central Italy was "lucid and determined, aware of what he had done" and exhibited no remorse for his actions, an official said.
Mon, 05 Feb, 2018
Cork’s Lord Mayor joined the country’s top young debaters last night to talk about gender equality not only in Ireland but also in parts of the world where subjugation and slavery continue to blight the lives of girls and women.
Fri, 26 Jan, 2018
Ireland is the eighth most expensive country in Europe for the average cost of broadband — despite being among the slowest in Europe for average broadband speeds.
Tue, 21 Nov, 2017
How the hell do men rule the world, asks
Sat, 26 Aug, 2017
Suspected Islamic extremists have attacked a Turkish restaurant popular with foreigners in Burkina Faso's capital, killing at least 18 people.
Mon, 14 Aug, 2017
In a west African country where militant and terrorist attacks are “entirely unpredictable”, Irish soldiers are helping to train the Malian army to enforce the rule of law.
Sat, 24 Jun, 2017
Two members of the Defence Forces caught up in a suspected jihadist terror attack in West Africa have been reported safe and unharmed.
Tue, 20 Jun, 2017
Security forces in Mali have killed at least four extremists after an attack that left two people dead at a spot popular with foreigners, the security minister said.
Mon, 19 Jun, 2017
At least two people have been killed after suspected jihadists attacked a popular tourist resort on the outskirts of Mali's capital.
Mon, 19 Jun, 2017
Suspected jihadists in Mali's capital have attacked a resort that is popular with foreigners on the weekends, a security official says.
Sun, 18 Jun, 2017
In an increasingly polarised France, residents of a heavily Muslim suburb of Paris have decided to start their own political party.investigates.
Sat, 17 Jun, 2017
His multi-million selling book, Earth From Above, began an odyssey for Yann Arthus-Bertrand that has brought him to Cork to show his film as part of the city’s celebration of French cinema, says
Fri, 03 Mar, 2017
Irish photographer Richard Mosse has used military technology for his refugee-related exhibition at the Barbican in London, writes
Fri, 17 Feb, 2017
Tue, 17 Jan, 2017
Tue, 27 Dec, 2016
African governments must start making smart choices and investments to tackle malnutrition on the continent, says.
Tue, 22 Nov, 2016
THIS year — June 26 — marked the 20th anniversary of the murder of Veronica Guerin by drug criminals. Five years later, in September 2001, another journalist, Martin O’Hagan, was murdered by the Loyalist Volunteer Force. He was the only journalist to be killed in Northern Ireland’s 30 years of tit-for-tat terror, which, compared with the fate of journalists in many of the world’s conflict zones, is pretty remarkable.
Tue, 01 Nov, 2016
Young members of the Defence Forces are disillusioned and leaving the Army, Naval Service, and Air Corps in droves because they cannot afford to live on their wages.
Wed, 05 Oct, 2016
A defiant Françoise Hollande has called on French citizens and Europe to stand together in the wake of terrorist attacks to protect freedom, as he thanked Ireland for its solidarity, writes.
Fri, 22 Jul, 2016
had fun in the sun — and the mud — at the weekend festival in Ballinlough Castle
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016
Wed, 08 Jun, 2016
Best known for gorgeous house music under his St Germain moniker, Ludovic Navarre has teamed up with a group of Malian musicians to play in Ireland,
Fri, 20 May, 2016
Service medals will be awarded to Irish Naval Service personnel who served on the historic humanitarian missions in the Mediterranean last year.
Sat, 02 Apr, 2016
The planned deployment of around 140 crack troops on a major EU exercise has been called off as the Government failed to sign a special agreement to indemnify soldiers on duty abroad.
Wed, 30 Mar, 2016
Fri, 05 Feb, 2016
Fri, 05 Feb, 2016
Security is to be stepped up in Burkina Faso after al-Qaeda militants in a vehicle from neighbouring Niger killed at least 28 people from 18 different countries in an attack on a hotel and cafe popular with foreigners.
Mon, 18 Jan, 2016
Saudi Arabia is leading a new anti-terror military alliance of 34 Muslim-majority nations, with a joint operations centre based in the kingdom’s capital Riyadh.
Wed, 16 Dec, 2015
The minister for defence has said he will not send the Naval Service back to the Mediterranean Sea if the threat to their humanitarian mission from Islamic State’s (IS) occupation of northern Libya proves too great.
Tue, 08 Dec, 2015
Germany to vote on military mission as Putin calls for the world to fight IS with ‘one powerful fist’
Fri, 04 Dec, 2015
Mortars lit up the dawn sky when they were fired on a United Nations base in the northern Mali city of Kidal, killing at least three people.
Sat, 28 Nov, 2015