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# navy - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Irish Navy rescues fisherman suffering serious chest pains 225 miles from coast
# Rescue Mission
# Rescue Mission

Irish Navy rescues fisherman suffering serious chest pains 225 miles from coast

Feb 23rd 2017, 7:35 AM 11,370 Views 4 Comments

The Navy responded to a distress call last night.

# navy - Monday 19 December, 2016

These Irish sailors made the most joyous Christmas lip-sync video for charity
# The Lads
From The Daily Edge
# The Lads

These Irish sailors made the most joyous Christmas lip-sync video for charity

Dec 19th 2016, 8:00 PM 2,528 Views 1 Comment

Go on the lads.

# navy - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Two men washed up on uninhabited Pacific island saved after writing 'SOS' in the sand
# Cast Away
# Cast Away

Two men washed up on uninhabited Pacific island saved after writing 'SOS' in the sand

Aug 27th 2016, 3:02 PM 48,150 Views 28 Comments

The men were stranded for about 8 days.

# navy - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Drowning death of Navy SEAL during training ruled a homicide
# Drowning
# Drowning

Drowning death of Navy SEAL during training ruled a homicide

Jul 9th 2016, 1:00 PM 36,585 Views 39 Comments

James Derek Lovelace was dunked at least twice by an instructor while struggling to tread water in full gear.

# navy - Friday 1 July, 2016

US military ends ban on transgender troops
# Pentagon
# Pentagon

US military ends ban on transgender troops

Jul 1st 2016, 8:55 AM 5,305 Views 28 Comments

The thousands of transgender people who serve in the military have previously been forced to hide their gender identity.

# navy - Thursday 26 May, 2016

100 people feared dead after shipwreck off Libya
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

100 people feared dead after shipwreck off Libya

May 26th 2016, 8:00 PM 11,155 Views 51 Comments

Around 50 people have been resecued from the water.

# navy - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Irish ships in the Mediterranean rescued almost 9,000 migrants in 2015
# Sea Land Air
# Sea Land Air

Irish ships in the Mediterranean rescued almost 9,000 migrants in 2015

Dec 27th 2015, 6:41 PM 11,829 Views 42 Comments

Both Ireland’s maritime Defence Forces and its Coast Guard have had a year to remember.

# navy - Saturday 15 August, 2015

More than 40 people suffocated in hold of migrant boat
# Italy
# Italy

More than 40 people suffocated in hold of migrant boat

Aug 15th 2015, 4:41 PM 9,886 Views 79 Comments

The boat which was intercepted off the Italian coast was carrying around 300 people.

# navy - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

LÉ Niamh leads search for survivors of capsized migrant boat as 25 confirmed dead
# Mediterranean
# Mediterranean

LÉ Niamh leads search for survivors of capsized migrant boat as 25 confirmed dead

Aug 5th 2015, 10:46 PM 32,209 Views 227 Comments

It’s believed that up to 600 people were on board the stricken vessel.

# navy - Saturday 7 March, 2015

Got what it takes? The Irish Naval Service is looking for 80 new recruits
# We Want You
# We Want You

Got what it takes? The Irish Naval Service is looking for 80 new recruits

Mar 7th 2015, 2:12 PM 20,001 Views 56 Comments

Interested? You’ve three weeks to get an application in.

# navy - Friday 20 February, 2015

We gave them a ship ... but some people in Malta aren't AT ALL happy about it
# Maltese Cross
# Maltese Cross

We gave them a ship ... but some people in Malta aren't AT ALL happy about it

Feb 20th 2015, 4:11 PM 27,531 Views 51 Comments

Ireland donated the former LÉ Aoife to help tackle the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean. But the gesture’s getting a mixed response from the Maltese.

# navy - Thursday 19 February, 2015

We've just given Malta a naval ship, instead of selling it
# Sail Away Sail Away
# Sail Away Sail Away

We've just given Malta a naval ship, instead of selling it

Feb 19th 2015, 3:59 PM 35,574 Views 70 Comments

It’s all in a good cause, mind.

# navy - Sunday 1 February, 2015

For one last time, you can check out this Irish navy ship that's travelled around the globe
# Out Of Service
# Out Of Service

For one last time, you can check out this Irish navy ship that's travelled around the globe

Feb 1st 2015, 7:30 AM 17,676 Views 34 Comments

LÉ Aoife navy ship, which has been in service for the last 35 years, was decommissioned yesterday.

# navy - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Body of man who fell into River Nore recovered by naval divers
# Kilkenny
# Kilkenny

Body of man who fell into River Nore recovered by naval divers

Jan 22nd 2015, 9:33 PM 13,916 Views 3 Comments

The man fell into the river early Sunday morning when he was walking with friends.

# navy - Friday 2 January, 2015

Remember when Ming asked for an aircraft carrier? He's told us why
# Shatter Says No
# Shatter Says No

Remember when Ming asked for an aircraft carrier? He's told us why

Jan 2nd 2015, 11:00 AM 24,407 Views 49 Comments

It was all about Ireland’s neutrality, you see.

# navy - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Here's a gender breakdown of our army and navy
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Here's a gender breakdown of our army and navy

Nov 29th 2014, 8:15 AM 14,271 Views 40 Comments

The DF has recently encouraged more women to join its ranks.

# navy - Friday 28 November, 2014

There are four Russian warships in the English Channel, but it's all grand
# War Games
# War Games

There are four Russian warships in the English Channel, but it's all grand

Nov 28th 2014, 12:32 PM 15,473 Views 56 Comments

They’re just on exercises according to the Russian military.

# navy - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Here's how many members of the Defence Forces have failed drug tests
# Not Many
# Not Many

Here's how many members of the Defence Forces have failed drug tests

Oct 23rd 2014, 4:18 PM 21,075 Views 33 Comments

Compulsory random testing was introduced in 2003.

# navy - Friday 17 October, 2014

Joe Biden's son kicked out of US Navy over cocaine use
# Discharged
# Discharged

Joe Biden's son kicked out of US Navy over cocaine use

Oct 17th 2014, 9:57 AM 16,717 Views 28 Comments

Hunter Biden said he deeply regretted and was embarrassed that his actions led to this.

# navy - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

€80 million in cocaine seized off the Cork coast
# Seizure
# Seizure

€80 million in cocaine seized off the Cork coast

Sep 24th 2014, 11:25 PM 29,067 Views 67 Comments

The drugs were seized on a yacht off the Cork coast.

# navy - Monday 1 September, 2014

Croke Park Classic has a bright future... with the right teams
# Future
From The42
# Future

Croke Park Classic has a bright future... with the right teams

Sep 1st 2014, 5:22 PM 4,792 Views 25 Comments

There’s no reason Ireland can’t become the home of college football in Europe.

# navy - Friday 29 August, 2014

KitKats and leprechauns: Memories of the 1996 Croke Park American football game
# Croke Park Classic
From The42
# Croke Park Classic

KitKats and leprechauns: Memories of the 1996 Croke Park American football game

Aug 29th 2014, 10:00 AM 5,942 Views 16 Comments

Saturday’s game won’t be the first time Croke Pak has hosted an American football game.

# navy - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Lest we forget: Ceremony remembers Defence Force members who died in service
# In Remembrance
# In Remembrance

Lest we forget: Ceremony remembers Defence Force members who died in service

Jul 19th 2014, 5:09 PM 6,404 Views 28 Comments

Army, Air Corps, and Naval Service members participated in the military guard in Dublin this afternoon.

# navy - Thursday 3 July, 2014

LÉ Niamh comes to the aid of capsized boat in Cork Harbour
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

LÉ Niamh comes to the aid of capsized boat in Cork Harbour

Jul 3rd 2014, 8:35 PM 14,049 Views 15 Comments

Two men were found standing on top of upturned craft, and brought back to shore for medical attention.

# navy - 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.

# navy - Friday 16 May, 2014

Asbestos found on LÉ Aoife this week should have been removed a decade ago
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Asbestos found on LÉ Aoife this week should have been removed a decade ago

May 16th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,447 Views 27 Comments

The ship was taken out of action for a period this week while items were inspected for asbestos.

# navy - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Spanish fishing vessel detained by naval service off Cork
# Fishing
# Fishing

Spanish fishing vessel detained by naval service off Cork

May 1st 2014, 10:38 AM 7,951 Views 24 Comments

The operation is in relation to an alleged breach of fishing regulations.

# navy - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

The Defence Force's newest ship has arrived in Cork
# LE SAMUEL BECKETT
# LE SAMUEL BECKETT

The Defence Force's newest ship has arrived in Cork

Apr 30th 2014, 2:34 PM 21,018 Views 71 Comments

The LÉ Samuel Beckett will remain at Haulbowline until the middle of next month.

# navy - Friday 25 April, 2014

Photo: Here's what €170 million worth of heroin looks like
# Drugs
# Drugs

Photo: Here's what €170 million worth of heroin looks like

Apr 25th 2014, 10:10 PM 32,968 Views 97 Comments

It was the biggest ever haul of heroin ever seized at sea.

# navy - Friday 18 April, 2014

Mortifying fail as Portuguese navy tries out its first drone
# Drone Warfare
From The Daily Edge
# Drone Warfare

Mortifying fail as Portuguese navy tries out its first drone

Apr 18th 2014, 9:13 AM 2,256 Views 0 Comments

Whoopsie.

# navy - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Legal advice sought after dozens potentially exposed to asbestos on Irish naval ship
# LE Ciara
# LE Ciara

Legal advice sought after dozens potentially exposed to asbestos on Irish naval ship

Apr 16th 2014, 9:58 AM 9,088 Views 29 Comments

A number of civilians are thought to have been involved in the incident as well.

# navy - Monday 14 April, 2014

'Forced to avail of the Dole': 120 Navy and Army personnel to be made redundant
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

'Forced to avail of the Dole': 120 Navy and Army personnel to be made redundant

Apr 14th 2014, 6:45 AM 28,206 Views 88 Comments

There is currently a maximum service limit of 21 years for private and corporal personnel.

# navy - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Have a neck tattoo? Did you know you're barred from joining the Defence Forces?
# Banned
# Banned

Have a neck tattoo? Did you know you're barred from joining the Defence Forces?

Mar 26th 2014, 8:16 AM 23,156 Views 100 Comments

Minister for Defence Alan Shatter said there are no plans to review the rule.

# navy - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Russia requests that Crimean officials release captured Ukraine navy chief
# Annex
# Annex

Russia requests that Crimean officials release captured Ukraine navy chief

Mar 19th 2014, 9:47 PM 9,756 Views 154 Comments

Kiev today reneged on a post-Soviet agreement to allow freedom of movement for Russians into Ukraine.

# navy - Friday 7 March, 2014

The Navy and Army looking for 900 recruits
# Yes Sir
# Yes Sir

The Navy and Army looking for 900 recruits

Mar 7th 2014, 4:38 PM 18,202 Views 88 Comments

Minister Shatter made the announcement this afternoon.

# navy - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Want to join the army? Recruitment starts next month
# Sign Up
# Sign Up

Want to join the army? Recruitment starts next month

Feb 8th 2014, 12:19 PM 37,751 Views 107 Comments

There are currently 264 vacancies in the force to fill, though Minister Shatter said “no specific weaknesses” have been brought to his attention.

# navy - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Navy vessel helps tanker with 15k tonnes of caustic soda after engine failure
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Navy vessel helps tanker with 15k tonnes of caustic soda after engine failure

Jan 14th 2014, 1:20 PM 8,824 Views 45 Comments

The stricken vessel is being towed by LÉ Aisling.

# navy - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Irish fishing vessel detained off Waterford coast
# Fishing
# Fishing

Irish fishing vessel detained off Waterford coast

Nov 13th 2013, 8:45 PM 11,854 Views 36 Comments

This detention is the twelfth made by the Naval Service this year following 901 boardings.

# navy - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Spanish fishing vessel detained by Naval Service off Cork coast
# Fishing
# Fishing

Spanish fishing vessel detained by Naval Service off Cork coast

Oct 12th 2013, 6:20 PM 8,724 Views 32 Comments

The detention was in relation to an alleged breach of fishing regulations.

# navy - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Scott Carpenter, second US astronaut in orbit, dies at 88
# RIP
# RIP

Scott Carpenter, second US astronaut in orbit, dies at 88

Oct 10th 2013, 10:47 PM 5,575 Views 14 Comments

He died in a hospice from complications following a stroke.