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The Public Service Pay Commission is likely to propose increases in military service allowances for Army personnel and to patrol duty allowances for Naval Service members, sources said. Above L.É. William Butler Yeats annual inspection recently held in the Port of Galway.
#navy - An increase in take-home pay for members of the Defence Forces is likely to be recommended by the Public Service Pay Commission when it reports to the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe today (yesterday). The commission, The Irish…
A rather wet and dull day during the commissioning ceremony of the Naval Service newest OPV P60 class L.É. George Bernard Shaw which took place at the Port of Waterford last week (see Navy news).
#navy - Irish Government must address the crisis in the Defence Forces which has now reached the point where its effectiveness is so broken that it can no longer guarantee the security of the State and its citizens, a protest…
LÉ George Bernard Shaw berthed at Haulbowline Naval Base in October 2018
Waterford welcomes the Naval Service’s newest offshore patrol vessel LÉ George Bernard Shaw for its official naming and commissioning ceremonies today, Tuesday 30 April. Public viewing of the ceremonies will be from the William Vincent Wallace Plaza in the city…
More than 400 soldiers, sailors and members of the air corps have flocked from the Defence Forces in the last four years, before finishing their training. Above Afloat adds is the Naval Service base located in Haulbowline Island in lower Cork Harbour.
#navy - Next Saturday a parade will be held in Cork, Echolive reports, to highlight concerns about pay and conditions of members of the Naval Service. The Parade for Respect and Loyalty will take place at 12 noon on the…
LÉ Samuel Beckett the leadship of the P60 class OPV90 quartet which AFLOAT adds yesterday docked in Dublin Port to berth along Sir John Rogersons Quay.
#navy - Patrol ship captains of the Irish Naval Service are being forced to seek ‘volunteers’ to crew their vessels due to decreasing numbers available. The Irish Examiner has learned the Naval Service is desperately trying to crew a nine-ship…
 LE Eithne AFLOAT adds is seen on completion of a previous deployment in the Mediteranean Sea. The flagship was homeward bound which involved an en-route call via the Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta.
#navy - The deployment of patrol vessels by the Naval Service is to end in the EU's big migrant rescue operation in the Mediterranean. The move writes Independent.ie follows a decision by the EU to stop maritime patrols of the…
Vice-Admiral Mark Mellet emphasises need for co-operation to safeguard State security
#navy - The Irish Times writes that it is the breaking down of barriers which is central to what Mark Mellett sees as his role as Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces. The obstacles are within the Defence Forces…
LE Niamh (P52) opens to the public for guided tours in Port of Galway today 21st March and tomorrow Friday 22 March between 13:00-17:00
#navy - LÉ Niamh an offshore patrol vessel of the Naval Service is in the Port of Galway this week and is offering the public guided tours. The OPV writes GalwayDaily will be alongside Galway this today and Friday, with…
The detained NI registered fishing boats berthed in Port Oriel in Clogherhead, Co. Louth
#navy - In Dundalk Bay, two Northern Ireland-registered fishing vessels were detained on Tuesday evening of this week. As RTE News reports, they were detained by the crew of the LÉ Orla who were carrying out their normal patrols in…
Members of the Naval Service Recruit Class 'Sullivan' at their Passing Out Parade at the Naval Base, Haulbowline, Co. Cork.
#navy - Increasingly the Naval Service is taking on more foreign-born recruits, which is a bonus when it comes to dealing with trawlers fishing off the coast that hail from a number of different countries. As the Irish Eaminer writes,…
Presenting a sleek profile: LE George Bernard Shaw (P64) with a crew of 44 personnel, made a first visit to Dun Laoghaire Harbour last weekend when alongside Carlisle Pier.
#navy - A first-ever visit to Dun Laoghaire Harbour of the Naval Service newest OPV P60 class took place last weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. The fourth of the Offshore Patrol Vessel class sisters to enter service, LÉ George Bernard Shaw…
L É James Joyce with naval ratings Afloat adds while alongside the Oil Wharf at the Naval Service naval base on Haulbowline Island, Cork Harbour
#navy - Reserve personnel in the Defence Forces writes the Irish Examiner are being discriminated against because they are not getting the same pay and conditions as regulars in the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps. One extraordinary anomaly is…
Smoothly away. The Defence Forces’ crew in the J/109 Joker II going well at the start of the Volvo Round Ireland Race 2018 at Wicklow. But in order to be there, they’d to use military principles to fit their preparations into a very tight time-frame. Photo: Afloat.ie/David O’Brien
It was while crossing the Atlantic on the Sail Training Brigantine Asgard II during a celestial navigation module of his Naval Service education in 1999 that Barry Byrne had something of an epiphany writes W M Nixon. He’d been introduced…
Making an impressive scene as LÉ Eithne ploughs seemingly into a head sea, Afloat understands the location of the departing Naval Service flagship is Waterford Estuary
#navy - PDforra, the organisation representing enlisted personnel in the Defence Forces has said recruitment in the Naval Service has reached a new crisis point and the only way to solve it is with pay increases to retain personnel. As…
LÉ Samuel Beckett opens to public tours in Galway today during the afternoon between 14.00-16.00hrs.
#navy - The Irish Naval Service offshore patrol vessel, LÉ Samuel Beckett, will be offering guided tours to the public in the Port of Galway today, Saturday, 12th January.  The Samuel Beckett writes Galway Daily is currently docked in Galway…
Naval officers at commissioning ceremony held on Haulbowline Naval Base, Cork Harbour
#NavalService - Organisation that represents Defence Forces officers says it doesn’t have confidence that the Public Service Pay Commission (PSPC) will deliver much-needed pay increases for lowly-paid sailors, soldiers, and aircrews. As the Irish Examiner writes, the warning from Raco…

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