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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# irish navy

This year
Irish Naval Service will have just 'two ships full time' to patrol seas for the rest of 2023
The ships available to go to sea will be the LÉ Samuel Beckett and LÉ William Butler Yeats – it is understood a third ship will be on standby.
Irish naval ship tasked with enforcing Libyan arms blockade is ready to board smuggler vessels
The LÉ William Butler Yeats will depart from its base in Cork Harbour this weekend.
Two new ships to work on day-long surveillance patrols in Irish Sea and off south east coast
The two ships were towed into the Naval Base on Tuesday.
Opposition TDs raise concerns about proposed naval mission in the Mediterranean
An amendment was also added to the government’s motion by Social Democrat TD Gary Gannon.
Last year
EU countries looking to persuade Irish navy to move contracts away from UK
Three Dutch naval vessels paid a courtesy visit to Cork harbour last weekend.
Government retention payment scheme for Naval Service personnel to be extended
As previously reported by The Journal the Naval Service is losing staff and unable to man naval ships at present.
The Naval Service is retiring three ships next week - and one might become a floating museum
The vessels, the LÉ Eithne, LÉ Orla and LÉ Ciara have all reached the end of their service life.
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.
All time
Irish Navy detains French vessel off Cork coast over alleged fishing breaches
It’s the sixth vessel detained by the Irish Navy in 2021.
Naval Service detain Spanish vessel following alleged West Cork incident
The Punta Candieira was detained under fishing regulations some 95 miles off the Cork coast.
Fire breaks out on Irish navy vessel in Cork
The fire occurred on the LÉ Niamh.
'Give our defence forces a living wage': Why I'm marching on the Dáil today
Dr Tom Clonan outlines his reasons for protesting at Leinster House today.
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.
No reserve price was set before LÉ Aisling was sold for €110,000
The ship has since gone up for sale for €683,000 by a private seller.
Irish soldiers who served in the Mediterranean to receive extra €15 a day
There had been concerns raised previously about soldiers struggling to travel to work.
After 36 years of service the LÉ Aisling has gone up for sale
The vessel has a long and distinguished service record.
Looking for a job? The Defence Forces are recruiting 860 personnel
Defence Minister Paul Kehoe today announced a major recruitment drive for defence Forces for 2017.
'They're going to make that journey anyway - the question is can you sit back and watch people lose their lives?'
A look at the migrant crisis through the eyes of the Irish defence forces.
The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 108 migrants in the Mediterranean
Yesterday the Irish naval vessel oversaw the rescue of almost 2,000 migrants.
Home for Christmas: L.É. Samuel Beckett returns to Cork after rescuing over 1,000 migrants
The ship was greeted by a crowd of cheering friends and family.
Search for missing fisherman swept off Kerry rocks to resume today
The Chinese man was on fishing from some rocks when a rogue wave swept him out to sea.
Ireland has just sent its second ship to the Mediterranean
LÉ Niamh is set to replace the LÉ Eithne.
Video: Hundreds of rescued migrants aboard Irish ship arrive in Italy
Over 1,150 people have been rescued by the LÉ Eithne in the 10 days in which it has been operating in the Mediterranean.
Irish Naval ship LÉ Eithne has rescued another 113 migrants off the coast of Libya
In five successful missions, the crew has now rescued 756 migrants in the Mediterranean.
"Dehydrated but alive": Irish Naval ship LÉ Eithne rescue migrants off the coast of Italy
To date, the Irish crew have rescued over 600 migrants since leaving Cork.
Drug smuggler involved in €400m cocaine haul off Cork coast appeals conviction
Christopher Wiggins maintains the boat ‘Dances with Waves’ was not in Irish territorial waters.
The Irish Navy's LÉ Emer is now in the Nigerian navy
We’ll miss ol’ Emer… or as she’s now known, NNS Prosperity.
For one last time, you can check out this Irish navy ship that's travelled around the globe
LÉ Aoife navy ship, which has been in service for the last 35 years, was decommissioned yesterday.
Medical exams underway on staff of navy ships where asbestos detected
Earlier this year asbestos was detected on LE Orla and LE Ciara naval ships.
Naval Service detain Irish registered fishing vessel off Waterford coast
The Naval Service have carried out 1,236 boardings, issued 41 warnings and detained 17 vessels so far in 2012.