Taoiseach pays tribute to troops abroad at Christmas

The Taoiseach has paid tribute to members of the Defence Forces serving abroad over the festive season.

In his Christmas message, Enda Kenny also vowed that the government will make the unemployment crisis its main priority over the coming year.

Mr Kenny urged people across the country to look after the elderly and vunerable over the festive season.

And, the Taoiseach singled out the Defence Forces - and praised the work they do on behalf of their country: