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# Irish Air Corps

Last month
November 2023
Government to spend €45 million on new ministerial jet to replace ailing Learjet
Tender documents state that the jet must have capacity for at least 10 passengers and an unrefueled range of at least 3,500 nautical miles.
This year
The Irish Air Corps' new maritime patrol aircraft touches down in Dublin
The aircraft is the first of two CASA 295 aircraft which will be used to patrol the Irish Exclusive Economic Zone off the Irish coast.
Irish Air Corps deployed for a second day to fight two-kilometre wide gorse fire in Co Antrim
The fire at Glenariff in Co Antrim was first reported at around 2pm on Wednesday.
Defence Forces available 'at all times' to respond to wildfires as warning issued
The Department of Agriculture issued an orange level forest fire warning due to continued high-pressure dominated weather patterns.
Ireland's air policing security failure and how the British system keeps their skies safe
There are 1.2 million flights passing over our heads on an annual basis which is 80% of all transatlantic traffic.
Soldier, sailor, technician - the lives of three women in the Irish Defence Forces
To mark International Women’s Day we sat down with three women working in the Irish Defence Forces.
New €50m cargo aircraft will enable international troop transport and rescue missions abroad
Multiple sources have said that the deposit was paid on 23 December by the Department of Defence and the final cost could be in the region of €50 million.
Last year
Irish Air Corps experts travel to US to share their helicopter experiences with American pilots
The Irish Air Corps experts travelled to Wyoming in the US to advise the US 20th Air Force on the adoption of the Grey Wolf helicopter.
Battle of Britain fly past over Dublin skyline to celebrate 100 years of the Irish Air Corps
Guest of Honour was Battle of Britain fighter pilot and Dublin resident John Hemingway.
The Government has been advised to hire private jets to replace its ailing Learjet
Aviation consultancy Altea has recommended the leasing of private aircraft.
Farmer gored by bull recalls how Irish Air Ambulance saved his life
The Emergency Aeromedical Service is based in Athlone and is staffed by Irish Air Corps and National Ambulance Service staff.
Air Corps could buy second-hand fighters from other European air forces, jet manufacturer says
The government is set to announce its implementation plan for the Irish Defence Forces in the coming weeks.
Irish Air Corps celebrates 100 years of service with Dublin city fly past
The Irish Air Corps celebrated 100 years since its formation at Casement Aerodrome this morning.
Defence Forces release images of Russian, French and US ships in international waters off Ireland
The Defence Forces issued an update of its monitoring operation this afternoon.
Monitoring of Russian Naval ships begins off the south coast
The Russian military are expected to conduct drills from tomorrow in the Atlantic at a location off the south coast.
Government spent almost €3 million on chartered flights to send Irish troops abroad
The revelation comes amid criticism of the lack of a troop-carrying aircraft.
All time
New centre to help serving and retired Defence Forces personnel opens in Cork
The new centre is in a refurbished building in Collins Barracks, Cork.
Coveney defends Defence department's handling of offer to buy long-range 'heavy lift' aircraft
Questions have been raised about the need for heavy lift aircraft for the Irish Air Corps. An Aviation company had offered two second hand flights eight months before the Kabul mission.
Questions have been raised about the need for heavy lift aircraft for the Irish Air Corps.
Documents show Ireland was offered aircraft eight months before Afghan rescue mission - despite Coveney denial
PHOTOS: The Army Rangers' mission to evacuate Irish people from Afghanistan
US Navy Helicopter spotted over Cliffs of Moher at weekend was on mercy mission, officials say
The US helicopter was taking a bereaved crew member to catch a flight back to the US following the death of a family member.
First Covid-19 vaccines delivered to islands by Defence Forces
The delivery of vaccines was made following a request from the HSE.
'Everyone has been told to get a bag ready' - Shels defender on stand-by to be deployed by the Army
Aidan Friel is a member of the Irish Defence Forces while also playing League of Ireland football.
Over 40% of air ambulance missions completed at Galway Hospital last year
The Air Corps provides Emergency Aeromedical Support – a medical service for seriously ill patients – to the HSE.
The other whistleblowers: Looking at the human cost of the Air Corps chemical scandal
More Air Corps members are expected to launch legal action against the State.
The Irish Air Corps captured these great aerial images of Dublin today
The capital was looking well.
PHOTOS: Irish Air Corps spot whales off Galway coast
Not a bad day at the office.
Romantic marriage proposal kicks off Bray Air Display
An estimated 80,000 people are expected to turn up at Bray seafront this afternoon.
Varadkar refuses to rule out privatisation of air ambulance
Since 2012, the Irish Air Corps have helped sick people travel to hospital from all over the country.
That broken government jet has FINALLY been sold off
The Gulfstream IV had been out of action since last summer.
Irish Air Corps has this nice tip for parents hoping to get a glimpse of Santa this evening
Important advice for any parents of little ones.
Flying high... here's Croke Park before today's All-Ireland excitement
Irish Air Corps take stunning photos of Sligo from the air
They’ve done it again. The Irish Air Corps have captured more spectacular photographs of Ireland at its best.
The Air Corps took these photographs of Dublin by air and they're stunning
It’s not bad looking, all the same.
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.
Chopped: GAA pitch will no longer be used as helicopter pad for Cork hospital
With no helipad at the only level-one trauma centre in the country, helicopters have been forced to land on sports pitches near to Cork University Hospital.
In Pics: Ireland's Defence Forces in 2012
Our Defence Forces had a busy year. Here are some of the great pictures they took during it.
Government to sell 32-year-old plane... which might not fly any more
The government is seeking tenders to sell off a Beechcraft Super King Air 200 – with “no warranty” on its condition.
Meadhbh McGivern 'doing quite well' as she returns to Ireland
The teenager whose case sparked controversy earlier this summer when she missed out on a life-saving liver transplant is now recovering from the op in a Dublin hospital.
Irish Air Corps suspends six helicopters after Brazilian crash
Four people were killed in a crash involved an AW 139 off the coast of Brazil last Friday, prompting the manufacturer to issue a precautionary notice about the aircraft.
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.