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#Irish Naval Service

# irish-naval-service - Sunday 1 August, 2021

Outgoing head of Defence Forces says Government cuts to military have caused 'frustration'
# Vice Admiral Mark Mellett
# Vice Admiral Mark Mellett

Outgoing head of Defence Forces says Government cuts to military have caused 'frustration'

Aug 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 37,130 Views 31 Comments
  • Vice Admiral Mark Mellett is set to retire in the coming months from his role as Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces.
  • In a wide-ranging interview Mellett spoke at length about funding difficulties.
  • He also believes that the future of defence lies in a combination of cyber and traditional roles.

# irish-naval-service - Sunday 28 March, 2021

Crew of sinking trawler airlifted to safety during 'extremely challenging' rescue operation
# Ellie Adhamh
# Ellie Adhamh

Crew of sinking trawler airlifted to safety during 'extremely challenging' rescue operation

Mar 28th 2021, 10:33 AM 39,797 Views 11 Comments

The crew are said to be in good spirits.

# irish-naval-service - Saturday 27 March, 2021

'Complex' rescue of stricken trawler off Cork underway as Irish Navy tows it to safety
# Ellie Adhamh
# Ellie Adhamh

'Complex' rescue of stricken trawler off Cork underway as Irish Navy tows it to safety

Updated Mar 27th 2021, 12:00 PM 27,443 Views 14 Comments

Last night’s rescue operation was hampered by gale-force winds and heavy seas.

# irish-naval-service - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

An Irish Naval vessel is heading to the Mediterranean for our seventh migrant rescue mission
# LE Eithne
# LE Eithne

An Irish Naval vessel is heading to the Mediterranean for our seventh migrant rescue mission

May 23rd 2017, 6:30 AM 12,343 Views 87 Comments

The LÉ Eithne was previously deployed to the region in 2015.

# irish-naval-service - Friday 20 November, 2015

The lads from the Irish navy made a Movember video, and it's a work of art
# In The Navy
From The Daily Edge
# In The Navy

The lads from the Irish navy made a Movember video, and it's a work of art

Nov 20th 2015, 8:50 AM 3,988 Views 0 Comments

Yes sir, I can boogie…

# irish-naval-service - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Cost of water meters underestimated by €107 million
# Price Hike
# Price Hike

Cost of water meters underestimated by €107 million

Nov 23rd 2014, 8:39 PM 39,393 Views 190 Comments

RTÉ’s This Week programme says the guide price provided to Government was way off.

# irish-naval-service - Monday 9 June, 2014

Enda Kenny has just ordered a new €54 million boat for the Navy
# We Bought A Boat
# We Bought A Boat

Enda Kenny has just ordered a new €54 million boat for the Navy

Jun 9th 2014, 5:16 PM 19,962 Views 173 Comments

The Taoiseach has made the purchase in his role as Minister for Defence.

# irish-naval-service - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Rescues and recovery: A year in the life of Ireland's Naval Service and Air Corps
# 2013
# 2013

Rescues and recovery: A year in the life of Ireland's Naval Service and Air Corps

Dec 31st 2013, 1:50 PM 7,693 Views 19 Comments

The Naval Service has made 16 detentions for infringing fishing regulations so far this year, while the Air Corps has been involved in many rescues.

# irish-naval-service - Friday 22 November, 2013

One of the largest fishing vessels in the world detained by Irish Naval Service
# Fishing
# Fishing

One of the largest fishing vessels in the world detained by Irish Naval Service

Nov 22nd 2013, 7:13 PM 29,300 Views 79 Comments

It brings to 922 the number of boardings conducted this year by the Naval Service.

# irish-naval-service - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Pics: Only ever flame taken from JFK's grave lands in Ireland for JFK 50
# JFK 50
# JFK 50

Pics: Only ever flame taken from JFK's grave lands in Ireland for JFK 50

Jun 20th 2013, 2:52 PM 9,703 Views 59 Comments

The flame was given to the Irish Naval Service, who will transport it to New Ross aboard the Irish naval vessel LE ORLA.

# irish-naval-service - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

French fishing vessel detained off Kerry coast
# Detained
# Detained

French fishing vessel detained off Kerry coast

Apr 3rd 2013, 5:16 PM 7,404 Views 23 Comments

The Irish Naval Service detained the vessel earlier today and is now escorting it to Castletownbere in Cork where it will be handed over to gardaí.