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Passing of Irish Naval Service Officer Commander
Navy
One of the of first officers appointed to the Irish Naval Service, Cdr Liam Ahern passed away last week in Cork aged 90. Ahern was recruited into the new Irish Naval Service which had been established in 1947 following the…
UK Registered Trawler Detained off Bray Head
Navy
A UK registered fishing vessel the Lynn Marie was detained by the L.E. Orla (P41) seven miles off Bray Head in the early hours of Tuesday for an alleged breach of fishing regulations. L.E. Orla escorted the Lynn Marie into…
Appointment of New Head of the Naval Service
Navy
Captain Mark Mellett has been appointed as the new head of the Naval Service, the Mayo born native replaces Commodore Frank Lynch as Flag Officer Commanding, who retired in December. During his career, Captain Mellett has commanded the Peacock class…
Navy
A member of the Naval Service has died after a tragic accident in West Cork in the early hours of yesterday morning.Gardai are treating the death of the 34-year-old who fell in to the sea at Schull as an accident.…
Minister For Defence Attends Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony In Cork
Navy
Minister for Defence, Mr. Tony Killeen, TD today attended the Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony of the 48th Naval Service Cadet Class at Haulbowline in Cork. The Minister was welcomed to the Naval Base by the Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations),…
Government To Finalise Negotiations For Purchase Of New Naval Service Patrol Vessels
Navy
The Minister for Defence, Mr. Tony Killeen, TD, with his cabinet colleague the Minister for Finance, Mr. Brian Lenihan, TD, were today, at the Naval Service Base in Haulbowline, Cork to welcome home the Naval Service vessel the L.E. Niamh…
Minister Killeen Visits L.E. Aoife In Kilrush
Navy
Minister for Defence, Mr. Tony Killeen, T.D. visited the L.E. Aoife which was in Kilrush, Co. Clare, on Saturday as part of the festivities surrounding the West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association's (WIORA) Yacht Racing Championship. The event was hosted…
Graduation Ceremony at National Maritime College of Ireland
Navy
The NMCI, Ireland's only purpose built Maritime Training Centre, and a constituent college of CIT will, tomorrow afternoon, host the conferring of graduates in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork. For the first time in the history of the Naval Service and the…
Naval Vessel to circle South America
Navy
The Irish Naval Service patrol vessel, the LE Niamh, is underway on a 14,000-mile diplomatic trip around South America. The trip, which will cost upwards of €500,000, has gone ahead despite criticism of the cost at a time when Ireland…
LE Aoife Heading for Major Repairs
Navy
The LE Aofie will be taken in for routine maintenance next month which will involve major repairs according to Sunday Tribune reporter Ken Foxe. More than 250,000 Euro was spent on repairs to LE Emer and LE Aoife after holes…

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