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# Naval Service

Last month
November 2023
Broad welcome from military officers as minister announces increase in sea pay for Navy
It has been long campaigned for by officers group RACO and the group representing enlisted personnel PDFORRA.
This year
Former Naval instructor receives probation bond for sexually assaulting recruit
The instructor, who resigned after the assault, slapped a new recruit on the buttocks, winked at her and said ‘You’re lucky it wasn’t 14 or 15 years ago’.
Undersea cables like those off Irish coast could have beefed up security under new EU naval plan
A report by
Niall O'Connor
The strategy document, titled “An enhanced EU Maritime Security Strategy for evolving maritime threats, was released last week.
The strategy document, titled "An enhanced EU Maritime Security Strategy for evolving maritime threats, was released last week.
Sources have said that the strategy could benefit Ireland in funding and other support.
The Government has repeatedly stated that Ireland is not joining any military alliances.
Last year
Action on pay imperative if Govt serious about overhauling Defence Forces, PDFORRA insists
The group is holding its annual delegate conference in Ballybofey, Co Donegal.
Naval Service staffing crisis deepens as critical engineers leave for better pay on cruise ships
The Naval Service has fallen to 840 personnel as more signal they wish to leave in the coming months.
Government purchases two ships for naval service from New Zealand
The procurement of the two vessels is part of the “regeneration” of Ireland’s Naval Service.
All time
Spanish fishing vessel to be handed over to gardaí after being seized by Naval Service
The detention was made in relation to alleged breaches of fishing regulations.
Irish Navy detains French vessel off Cork coast over alleged fishing breaches
It’s the sixth vessel detained by the Irish Navy in 2021.
Pop up recruitment centre in Dublin tomorrow for Naval Service to find 200 recruits so ships can go to sea
Minister Coveney has admitted that the Naval Service urgently needs 200 new sailors so that ships can sail from their Cork base.
Spanish trawler captain to appear in Cork court following Naval Service detention
The Punta Candieira was arrested on Monday by the LÉ Róisín off the Cork coast.
French fishing vessel detained by Naval Service off Cork coast
The detention was made approximately 45 nautical miles south-west of Mizen Head.
German fishing boat detained by Naval Service off Donegal coast
The vessel was 250 nautical miles off the Irish coast.
Naval Service detains French boat off Mizen Head
LÉ George Bernard Shaw detained the boat 180 nautical miles west of Mizen Head.
Navy divers join search for missing fisherman off Wexford coast
The funeral of Joe Sinnott is due to take place tomorrow.
Irish Naval Service detains Spanish boat off Valentia Island for alleged fishing law breaches
It’s the 12th such vessel detained by the Naval Service so far this year.
Explainer: The minister, the understaffed Naval Service and the 'young fellas caught up in the middle'
The dispute comes after a decision was made to take two vessels out of operation, leading to various claims and rows in the Dáil.
Irish Naval sailors forced to sleep on ships due to lack of accommodation, TDs told
PDFORRA’s Mark Keane said they “deserve a place to put their head at night”.
Ireland's fourth offshore patrol vessel, the LÉ George Bernard Shaw, has been officially commissioned
Its name follows in the tradition of those given to the service’s three other ships.
Irish fishing vessel detained by Naval Service off west coast
The ship was detained for an alleged breach of fishing regulations.
Looking for a job? Ireland's Naval Service has launched a new recruitment campaign
New recruits will train in weapon handling, naval operations and physical fitness.
Navy detains Irish fishing vessel off Mizen Head
The vessel will be handed over to gardaí upon arrival to Dingle tomorrow.
Controversy as Irish naval ship attends world's largest arms fair in London
The LÉ Samuel Beckett sailed from Cork to be at the event.
Taoiseach wants Ireland to introduce a Navy hospital ship for global emergencies
He made the comment while launching a new patrol ship yesterday, the William Butler Yeats.
Defence Forces staff set to stay on duty in Mediterranean until November
The LÉ Samuel Beckett will be the third Naval Service vessel to be deployed to the region.
LÉ Eithne crew 'not being paid properly' for Mediterranean mission
Crew members are entitled to a higher daily allowance, according to an association representing personnel.
These Irish seamen are setting sail for the Mediterranean today
There’s 68 on board the LÉ Eithne.
This timelapse video of the LÉ Samuel Beckett heading to dry-dock is strangely hypnotic
The most exciting footage of an Irish naval ship in dry-dock you’ll watch today (or your money back).
Got what it takes? The Irish Naval Service is looking for 80 new recruits
Interested? You’ve three weeks to get an application in.
Why are 8 NATO warships in the Irish Sea right now?
Don’t panic.
Fourth man appears in court over cocaine seizure off Irish coast
The man was charged last night by police in the United Kingdom.
This is what a tonne of cocaine looks like
Yep, that is 41 bales.
Enda Kenny has just ordered a new €54 million boat for the Navy
The Taoiseach has made the purchase in his role as Minister for Defence.
Spanish fishing vessel detained by naval service off Cork
The operation is in relation to an alleged breach of fishing regulations.
The Defence Force's newest ship has arrived in Cork
The LÉ Samuel Beckett will remain at Haulbowline until the middle of next month.
Authorities investigate potential fish discarding aboard 14,000 tonne Dutch vessel
The ship, which is the largest ever detained by the Naval Service, will remain in port in Killybegs while the investigation takes place.
One of the largest fishing vessels in the world detained by Irish Naval Service
It brings to 922 the number of boardings conducted this year by the Naval Service.
Irish fishing vessel detained off Waterford coast
This detention is the twelfth made by the Naval Service this year following 901 boardings.
Spanish fishing vessel detained by Naval Service off Cork coast
The detention was in relation to an alleged breach of fishing regulations.
British fishing boat detained off Mizen Head for breaking fishing rules
The boat is being escorted to Castletownbere.
Pics: Defence Forces due home with JFK's eternal flame
As part of the JFK 50 celebrations, the Kennedy family have allowed a flame to be taken from the US president’s grave in Arlington, the first time this has ever happened.