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# Navy

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# marine warning
Department issues warning over 'serious safety risks' posed by Russian missile tests
The Department of Transport has warned all seafarers about the Russian military exercises due to take place next week.
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# hand it back
Defence Forces told it must hand back millions in unspent budget, Government confirms
Up to €20 million could be returned to the exchequer.
# College Football Classic
Notre Dame to host Navy at Aviva Stadium in 2023 College Football season opener
The game is scheduled for the Lansdowne Road venue on Saturday, 26 August 2023.
# Irish Defence Forces
PDFORRA: Rule forcing premature retirement of experienced soldiers makes 'no logical sense'
The annual conference of PDFORRA, which represents 6,500 military members, is taking place in Killarney.
# Navy
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.
# Veterans
'Soldiers come home with addiction problems and PTSD, but there's no real support'
More needs to be done to help veterans who previously served in the Defence Forces, the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel has said.
# Border Force
UK's Home Office asks for Navy's help in dealing with migrants crossing the English Channel
The Home Office said more than 130 migrants made it to the UK in 13 boats yesterday.
# home field
College football clash will not take place at Aviva Stadium this summer
Navy and Notre Dame hope to open their season in the US instead.
College football organisers say they will wait until June for decision on Dublin fixture
Organisers of the Aer Lingus Classic, set for August, say the game does not need a license and so is not subject to the government’s 5,000-person limit on gatherings.
# UFO
Three US Navy videos of UFOs have been published by the Pentagon
The videos were taken in 2004 and 2015, and are still deemed “unidentified”.
# willie whelan
Divers recover body in search for missing Wexford fisherman
The recovery operation began at 10am today.
# Wildfires
Australian PM Scott Morrison: 'I understand wildfire victims' anger'
Thousands have already fled at-risk coastal areas in Australia, creating traffic gridlock in places.
# retention crisis
Defence Forces Chief: 'Some great people are making the choice to leave the organisation'
Mark Mellett said he believes the organisation’s challenges will get worse before they get better.
# Defence Forces
Defence Forces officers vote to accept €10m allowance proposals
The government has said the changes would make Irish military careers more attractive.
# Defence Forces
French fishing vessel detained off Cork coast for alleged breach of fishing regulations
The vessel is the 9th to be seized so far this year off Irish waters.
# navy ships
Taoiseach has ‘absolute confidence’ in Kehoe after navy ship claims
Kehoe became embroiled in confusion over the weekend when he said two vessels were docked for maintenance reasons and not for staff shortages.
# Navy SEALS
Military Porpoises: Why dolphins, whales and sea lions have been trained by foreign military since the 1950s
Dolphins possess sophisticated sonar which helps them detect mines on the ocean floor.
# LE Eithne
Decision to end migrant rescue operation labelled 'outrageous abdication of responsibilities'
The EU is winding down Operation Sophia amid pressure from Italy and other countries.
# Sea of Azov
'Unleashing conflict': Ukraine says Russia opened fire on navy ships
At least one serviceman was reportedly injured.
# ARA San Juan
Wreck of missing Argentine submarine discovered almost a year to the day since it disappeared
“Can you imagine? There were 44 boys who were alive when they got on the submarine.”
# college ball
Five US College Football games set for Dublin as organisers expect €250 million boost to economy
Navy v Notre Dame will be the first of the five-game series to run between 2020 and 2024.
# from navy to senate
How John McCain became a titan of US politics
His father and grandfather were both four-star admirals in the US Navy.
# thai football team
No rescue attempt tonight as Thai boys 'aren't ready' to dive out of cave complex
Heavy rain is on the way for northern Thailand, putting rescuers under pressure to get the boys out in the next few days.
# Terrorism
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.
# tuskar rock crash
50 years on, mystery still surrounds Ireland's worst ever air crash
The aircraft went down into the sea just off Tuskar Rock, killing all 61 passengers and crew.
# A new dawn
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.
# submarine
'We are in the middle of a tragedy': Argentina gives up search for 44 missing sailors
“The atmosphere in the navy is absolute consternation, anguish and pain,” a senior naval officer said.
# Argentina
Relatives angry as 'explosion' dashes hopes for missing 44 on board submarine
Relatives reacted with anger as the news emerged.
# Rescue Mission
Argentine navy says 'explosion' detected in search for missing submarine
The 44 crew members now missing for a week.
# Argentina
Hope for the lives of missing submarine crew after Argentine Navy picks up 'noises'
There are 44 crew members on board the missing submarine.
# Pacific Ocean
US sailors and two dogs rescued after five months lost at sea
Jennifer Appel Tasha Fuiaba’s sailboat engine broke on 30 May and they have been stranded at sea since.
# Recruitment
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.
# Military
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.
# military hardware
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.
# Tripoli
Irish Navy helps rescue over 200 migrants
Those rescued are receiving food, water and medical treatment as required.
# lé william butler yeats
The Irish navy rescued 149 migrants on a rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean this morning
The people now aboard the ship are receiving food, water and medical treatment.
# Rescued
Irish Navy rescues over 700 people off Libyan coast
A baby girl was born on the LE Eithne.
# LE Eithne
An Irish Naval vessel is heading to the Mediterranean for our seventh migrant rescue mission
The LÉ Eithne was previously deployed to the region in 2015.
# take accountability
The number of sexual assaults reported at US army and navy academies is on the rise
Vice Admiral Ted Carter said that “this kind of toxic behaviour cannot be tolerated”.
# Fake news?
Sean Spicer's denials left looking thin as Trump's choice for top Navy job steps aside
Philip Bilden will not be becoming secretary of the US Navy.