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# air-corps - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Covid-19 forces socially distanced celebrations for National Services Day

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee will lay a wreath at a ceremony in Dublin.

# air-corps - Monday 10 August, 2020

One year on from Supreme Court victory, an Air Corps whistleblower still hasn't received vital documents

Gavin Tobin won a Supreme Court case last year.

# air-corps - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Investigation begins after door falls from Air Corps helicopter and lands on Dublin school grounds

The incident happened just before 6pm today.

# air-corps - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Government spends €5.2m on new aircraft to help Covid-19 response

The aircraft completed its first mission last weekend, when it delivered a number of Irish tests to a laboratory in Germany.

# air-corps - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Irish Air Corps makes first delivery of Covid-19 tests to German lab

The delivery of tests to Germany is part of the HSE’s response to increase Covid-19 testing in Ireland.

# air-corps - Friday 10 January, 2020

'Significant restrictions' on emergency helicopter service on days when Air Corps not available

An internal Department of Defence briefing highlights the restrictions on where the Coast Guard helicopter can reach.

# air-corps - Monday 23 September, 2019

Defence Forces officers vote to accept €10m allowance proposals

The government has said the changes would make Irish military careers more attractive.

# air-corps - Monday 29 July, 2019

'Time is running out - this is a men's health scandal': Air Corps whistleblower opens up about his fight for justice

Gavin Tobin has spent over €50,000 on his own healthcare.

# air-corps - Friday 26 July, 2019

Cabinet approves plans to train two Air Corps pilots in Australia in bid to address retention crisis

There are around 100 Air Corps pilots in the force.

# air-corps - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Former Air Corps mechanic says fight against State 'back on' after Supreme Court victory

The complainants in this case allege there was a disregard for the safety of young Air Corps members.

# air-corps - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Calls for investigation as gardaí alerted to alleged smuggling at Baldonnel Airfield Exclusive

Sinn Féín’s defence spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh told that he will be raising this issue with the Taoiseach as a matter of urgency.

# air-corps - Monday 21 January, 2019

Air Corps whistleblower claims death toll from chemical-linked illnesses surpasses 72

Chronic fatigue, depression and anxiety are just some of the conditions the whistleblower has been living with for over a decade.

# air-corps - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Five men arrested and drugs seized as Defence Forces assist in inter-agency operation at sea

A UK National Crime Agency (NCA) coordinated operation led to the detention of a yacht yesterday evening.

# air-corps - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Temporary ban on drones to be enforced in parts of Dublin and Knock during Pope visit

The Air Corps said that “if you use a drone in the Dublin area you may be acting illegally”.

# air-corps - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Man airlifted to hospital as thousands climb Croagh Patrick

Several other people were treated for medical issues on the mountain.

# air-corps - Monday 23 July, 2018

Gardaí probe Wexford fire after reports that barbecue caused huge beach blaze

People were forced to leave the popular tourist area yesterday.

# air-corps - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Air Corps deployed to battle blazes in six different counties

The Air Corps has responded to requests in Dublin, Wicklow, Limerick, Cork, Tipperary and Offaly.

# air-corps - Monday 26 March, 2018

Defence Forces looking to recruit 480 people to help 'defend against modern threats'

The government wants to maintain a strength level of 9,500 personnel across the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps.

# air-corps - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Watch: The Beast in the West - stunning Air Corps video taken over Galway Winter Came This post contains videos

Watch: The Beast in the West - stunning Air Corps video taken over Galway

Emma and the Beast’s effects have been felt across the country.

# air-corps - Saturday 3 February, 2018

'Today I am passing you a list of 56 verified deaths of serving and former colleagues. Average age: 48'

The whistleblower claims the number of deaths has risen sharply.

# air-corps - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Surge in women joining Defence Forces after €360,000 is spent on recruitment campaigns A New Dawn This post contains videos

Surge in women joining Defence Forces after €360,000 is spent on recruitment campaigns

Almost 14,000 men and women applied to join the Defence Forces in 2017.

# air-corps - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Attempts to dismiss serving Air Corps whistleblower on medical grounds 'not a disciplinary procedure'

The man is one of a number of whistleblowers in the Air Corps.

# air-corps - Monday 13 November, 2017

Irish Coast Guard and Air Corps no longer able to transport patients to UK at night

‘Priority 1′ transfers involve transporting patients by air to another country for emergency medical treatment.

# air-corps - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

# air-corps - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Over 1,000 Defence Forces members bought their way out in the last five years

Representatives say the government needs to improve pay and conditions to stop people leaving and encourage new recruits to join.

# air-corps - Thursday 28 September, 2017

On the hunt for a job? The Defence Forces have launched a new recruitment campaign

Defence Minister Paul Kehoe announced a new Permanent Defence Force general service recruitment competition.

# air-corps - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

'We need to be vindicated. Friends are dead or dying': Air Corps report due this week

The men claim they were exposed to dangerous levels of toxins when they worked at Baldonnel Airfield.

# air-corps - Friday 19 May, 2017

Air Corps controversy: Minister says reports on toxicity at Baldonnel 'can't be found'

At least six people are taking action against the State for alleged exposure to chemicals whilst in the Air Corps.

# air-corps - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Two men suing State over Air Corps chemical exposure say they have developed cancer

The men are two of six alleging that exposure to chemicals has made them seriously ill.

# air-corps - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Over a third of Ireland's largest forest has been destroyed by gorse fire Galway This post contains videos

Over a third of Ireland's largest forest has been destroyed by gorse fire

Gardaí have asked people to avoid the Cloosh Valley area.

# air-corps - Monday 8 May, 2017

'In one case, a retired member's wife had eight miscarriages in succession' Exclusive

A new Air Corps protected disclosure claims that a number of children have died as a result of their parents being exposed to chemicals.

# air-corps - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Defence Forces pilot suspended after admitting taking cocaine before random drug test Exclusive

The pilot is expected to resign this week.

# air-corps - Monday 3 April, 2017

Pictures: The Air Corps flew in formation across Dublin this morning

The brief display of formation flying at speed was in honour of the State visit of Croatia’s president to these shores.

# air-corps - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Looking for a job? The Defence Forces are recruiting 860 personnel

Defence Minister Paul Kehoe today announced a major recruitment drive for defence Forces for 2017.

# air-corps - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Farmer airlifted to hospital after accident involving cow

It is believed the man was stood on by the cow while working in a field on the farm.

# air-corps - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Watch: Aerial videos show the devastation wrought by Storm Desmond Power Of Nature This post contains videos

Watch: Aerial videos show the devastation wrought by Storm Desmond

Areas of Galway and Westmeath look like a giant lake…

# air-corps - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

The Mayo coastline looks incredible in this LÉ Orla photo


# air-corps - Sunday 26 July, 2015

The Air Corps got a pretty spectacular view of Ed Sheeran last night

Not bad at all.

# air-corps - Friday 17 July, 2015

Why were these Air Corps planes flying in formation over Dublin?

Should we take cover?

# air-corps - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Air Corps helicopter used to drop water on Ireland's Eye gorse fire

Dublin Fire Brigade ferried equipment to the Ireland to fight the fire.

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