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# air-corps - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Meet the Irish Air Corps' secret weapon... Rihanna

No, not that Rihanna…

# air-corps - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Here's a gender breakdown of our army and navy

The DF has recently encouraged more women to join its ranks.

# air-corps - Friday 28 November, 2014

Grand mild out, isn't it? ... Well, here's what Dublin looked like --- four years ago

The snows started falling on this day four years ago, capping what was the coldest November period on record and heralding the start of the ‘Big Freeze’.

# air-corps - Monday 17 November, 2014

The Air Ambulance completed its 100th journey of 2014 over the weekend

It transferred a patient from Dublin to London.

# air-corps - Sunday 3 August, 2014

# air-corps - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Lest we forget: Ceremony remembers Defence Force members who died in service

Army, Air Corps, and Naval Service members participated in the military guard in Dublin this afternoon.

# air-corps - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Dangerous laser targets air ambulance carrying critically ill baby

The green laser was shone right into the cockpit. The air corps said it could carry risks to passenger and crew.

# air-corps - Monday 7 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge So, eh, the Air Corps bumped into Pharrell Williams today Patient Transfer

So, eh, the Air Corps bumped into Pharrell Williams today

A helicopter crew transferring a patient to the United Kingdom had a quick chat with the performer.

# air-corps - Monday 30 June, 2014

Did you spot this Air Corps training mission over Dublin yesterday? Flight This post contains images

Did you spot this Air Corps training mission over Dublin yesterday?

Corporal Declan Parke captured these stunning shots from one of the planes.

# air-corps - Monday 2 June, 2014

Infographic: Here's everything the Irish Air Corps has done this year

Over 6,000 take-offs and landings at Casement Aerodome, 32 personnel overseas, 115 escorts and more…

# air-corps - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Stunning photographs show Ireland from the air by the people with the best view

The Irish Air Corps’ maritime patrol crews have been taking photographs of how Ireland looks to them – and the results are amazing.

# air-corps - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Fisherman with head injuries airlifted from trawler 260km out to sea

Coast Guard and Air Corps craft were dispatched to the scene, after the vessel put out an emergency call.

# air-corps - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Can you see what this Air Corps pilot has just done?

It’s all in a day’s work for the Air Corps.

# air-corps - Thursday 27 February, 2014

State admits liability for death of Air Corps cadet killed in 2009 crash

22-year-old cadet David Jevens and 32-year-old pilot Derek Furniss were both killed when their plane came down in Cornamona, Co Galway.

# air-corps - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Want to join the army? Recruitment starts next month

There are currently 264 vacancies in the force to fill, though Minister Shatter said “no specific weaknesses” have been brought to his attention.

# air-corps - Sunday 20 October, 2013

These stunning photos from an Irish Air Corps patrol will take your breath away Air Patrol This post contains images

These stunning photos from an Irish Air Corps patrol will take your breath away

The Air Corps performs around 300 of these maritime patrols every year.

# air-corps - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Irish troops arrive in Syria for UNDOF mission after three week delay

The mission was postponed at the request of the UN. The main body of the Irish contingent arrived at their new HQ last night.

# air-corps - Monday 16 September, 2013

Watch: This video will make you wish FlightFest happened every weekend

Dylan Murphy put together this footage of the airshow yesterday, which saw dozens of planes fly low over Dublin.

# air-corps - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Shatter says Syrian war is making Lebanon ‘increasingly unstable’

The Minister for Defence also revealed that the UN has requested that Irish observers be sent to Syria.

# air-corps - Thursday 4 April, 2013

'Substantial damage' to air ambulance during rescue operation

The helicopter’s rotor blades struck electrical wires while attempting to land in a field last July to collect a casualty.

# air-corps - Friday 24 August, 2012

Pictures: The Tall Ships in Dublin from the sky Tall Ships This post contains images

Pictures: The Tall Ships in Dublin from the sky

The Defence Forces have taken some amazing shots of the Tall Ships in Dublin from an Air Corp helicopter.

# air-corps - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

VIDEO: Here's how the Air Corps rescued a climber from Croagh Patrick Rescue This post contains videos

VIDEO: Here's how the Air Corps rescued a climber from Croagh Patrick

The Air Corp filmed the rescue at the weekend from the moment the helicopter took off for the mountain. Here’s what happened.

# air-corps - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Air Ambulance in emergency landing at Borrisoleigh

There were no fatalities or injuries in the incident and the patient who was in need of care was transferred to hospital by road.

# air-corps - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Defence Forces strongly refute 'organ transfer blunder' reports Air Corps This post contains images

Defence Forces strongly refute 'organ transfer blunder' reports

“The media report of them “scaling a fence” is fanciful in the extreme,” it said in the statement.

# air-corps - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Air Corps helicopter fights Donegal forest fire

The Air Corps AW 139 helicopter has so far been successful in containing the spread of the fires near Glengesh in south Donegal.

# air-corps - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Search underway for missing crewman in Irish Sea

The man in his 20s disappeared off the cargo vessel the Fehn Sirius.

# air-corps - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Air Corps flies five air ambulance missions in 60 hours

Patients and HSE teams were carried between Casement Aerodrome and locations in England and the Czech Republic.

# air-corps - Monday 6 February, 2012

Air Corps completes eighth air ambulance mission of 2012

A patient was transferred today from London to Dublin on an Air Corps jet.

# air-corps - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Cornamona Air Corps crash likely caused by disorientation - report

Captain Derek Furniss and Cadet David Jevens were killed in the October 2009 crash.

# air-corps - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Injured fisherman evacuated from Spanish fishing vessel off Cork

An Air Corps maritime patrol aircraft was called 100 miles off Cork to tend to an injured fisherman on board a Spanish vessel.

# air-corps - Monday 26 December, 2011

Air Corps ambulance used twice over Christmas

Patients were transferred to hospitals in Dublin and London by Air Ambulance on Christmas Eve and St. Stephen’s Day.

# air-corps - Monday 10 October, 2011

100 days after abandoned transplant, Meadhbh McGivern returns home

The Government Learjet is deployed to London to return Meadhbh McGivern home after her liver transplant in London.

# air-corps - Thursday 15 September, 2011

At last: Meadhbh McGivern in London for long-awaited transplant

The government’s Learjet brought Meadhbh McGivern to London overnight; she is undergoing surgery there this morning.

# air-corps - Saturday 27 August, 2011

Cork man airlifted home after Cambodia crash

The 29-year-old man was seriously injured after a bus crash whilst he was travelling in Cambodia last month.

# air-corps - Monday 4 July, 2011

Health Minister launches inquiry into missed transplant op

Confusion still surrounds sequence of events that left 14-year-old patient without timely transportation to London for liver transplant surgery on Saturday.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# air-corps - Monday 13 June, 2011

Mayo TD defends proposal for 'national service' for young people National Service This post contains a poll This post contains images

Mayo TD defends proposal for 'national service' for young people

Fine Gael’s Michelle Mulherin says her proposal for a national service is not tantamount to “conscription”.

# air-corps - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

THE AIR CORPS carried out its 32nd air ambulance operation so far this year today, flying a young patient and a HSE team from Crumlin Children’s Hospital over to Northhold Airbase in London. The medical group and patient were then transferred to Kings College Hospital in London. Under HSE protocol, it will not provide media updates on a patient’s condition.

# air-corps - Friday 25 February, 2011

THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS has confirmed that its emergency civil assistance team has arrived at Tripoli International Airport. They are now working to locate Irish citizens in the airport and around Tripoli ahead of their evacuation. The DFA is appealing to anyone with information regarding the location of Irish citizens in Libya and who has not already contacted the department to call them on 01 4180222. The department said it is “continuing to use all options available to it to assist in getting all Irish nationals out of Libya”.

# air-corps - Thursday 24 February, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Dept of Foreign Affairs puts crisis management team in Libya; the last day of campaigning sees party leader return closer to home and the government rushes through ‘three strikes’ legislation on illegal file sharing.