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LÉ George Bernard Shaw is to open to public tours in Galway Docks
#NavalService - LÉ George Bernard Shaw, the latest ship to join the ranks of the Irish Navy, will be open for the public to look around next week in Galway Docks. As the Galway Daily writes, LÉ George Bernard Shaw…
LE Eithne detained two fishing boats in the Irish Sea and were (yesterday) escorted to Howth Harbour. Above the Naval Service flagship which AFLOAT highlights is the last ship built in the Republic by Verolme Cork Dockyard 1984, is seen in Dublin Bay while on a previous patrol off Howth Peninsula.
#NavalService -  Fishing boats, both Irish-registered have been detained in the Irish Sea for alleged breaches of fishing rules. It was part of an overnight operation The Irish Examiner writes by the Naval Service patrol vessel LE Eithne when officers…
Crane operations saw the installation of the 76mm Oto Melara gun, the primary armament fitted onto the newest OPV90 P60 class LÉ George Bernard Shaw, that took place in the Irish Naval Service Base in lower Cork Harbour
#NavalService - Completion towards the Irish Naval Service newest OPV90 P60 class, LÉ George Bernard Shaw took a notable step forward this week with installation of primary armament at the newbuild's homeport in Cork Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. Crane operations…
The bridge of the Irish Naval Service flagship, LÉ Eithne accredited as the first ship in the history of the navy to achieve ”paperless navigation”.
#NavalService - The Irish Naval Service flagship LÉ Eithne has recently been accredited as the first in the fleet to achieve "paperless navigation” writes Jehan Ashmore The 1984 custom-built P30 class Helicopter Patrol Vessel (HPV), Afloat adds notably the last…
A picket by Defence Force members outside the offices of elected representatives in Clondalkin, Co. Dublin
#NavalService - The writes of appalling pay and conditions endured by those in the Defence Forces saw retired members picketing politicians’ constituency offices across the country. In Clondalkin Village last Saturday, former Defence Forces members picketed to remind local…
Detention of fishing vessel by LÉ Samuel Beckett took place off Mizen Head, Co. Cork
#NavalService- A fishing vessel has been detained by the Irish Naval Service off the coast of Mizen Head, Co. Cork in relation to “an alleged breach of fishing regulations”. The vessel writes was detained by the Naval Service offshore…
Pictured are siblings of Corporal Patrick ‘Bob’ Gallagher, Peter, Pauline, Theresa and Rosemary  with a portrait of their brother Corporal Patrick Gallagher and replica of USS Gallagher at the reception in recognition of naming of the ship USS Patrick Gallagher hosted by Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring
Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring hosted a special reception for the Gallagher family in recognition of naming of the ship USS Patrick Gallagher by US Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer earlier this year. Corporal Patrick ‘Bob’ Gallagher” from…
This day last week, 27 October, marked the 30th anniversary (1988) at Rosyth Naval Base, Scotland where a pair of UK Royal Navy 'Peacock' class vessels that were based in Hong Kong, were handed over to the Irish Naval Service, where they continue to serve proudly and with distinction as LÉ Orla (P41) and LÉ Ciara (P42). However they are among the oldest in the fleet.
#NavalService - A pair of Peacock class UK Royal Navy patrol vessels that had been based in Hong Kong, were handed over to the Irish Naval Service 30 years ago, writes Jehan Ashmore. The pair LÉ Orla (video) the former…
LÉ Roisin one of the P50 class 'pair' to be included in the extension survey. AFLOAT adds above the OPV80 vessel in the Atlantic Ocean at the Kinsale Gas Field, off the Cork Coast. The Irish Naval Service contract awarded to Tymor Marine headquartered in Aberdeen, is the centre of Scotland's North Sea offshore oil & gas industry, a sector the consultancy is also involved.
#NavalService - A contract from the Irish Naval Service has been awarded to a Scottish based marine architecture consultancy, Tymor Marine to support the vessel mid-life overhaul programme. As Naval-Technology reports, Tymor headquartered in Aberdeen, will provide the Irish Navy with…
A crew member of LÉ James Joyce along with Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett (on right) and Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe who commented on the arrival: "It was a privilege to greet ship captain Lt commander Martin Brett and the rest of the crew who will now enjoy a well-earned break with their families".
#NavalService - LÉ James Joyce completed a 100 day tour of duty in the Mediterranean Sea as part of EUNAVFOR-Med, Operation Sophia, having returned yesterday to its homeport of Cork Harbour to be welcomed by families and loved ones alongside…
Due to adverse weather a change of Dublin Bay port's has led to today's (Sat. 27 Oct) public tours of flagship LÉ Eithne take place in Dublin Port instead of those previously scheduled for today in Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
#NavalService - Due to adverse weather conditions Naval Service flagship LÉ Eithne will now be open to the public today in Dublin Port at Sir John Rogersons Quay, and not Dun Laoghaire Harbour as previously advertised.  The crew of LÉ…
Naval Service flagship, LÉ Eithne is open to guided public tours in Dun Laoghaire Harbour (as above at St. Micheal's Pier) this Saturday, 27 October (further details read below). Also seen is the large aft-deck space where helicopters landed in the early career of the 1984 built ship which has an associated aircraft hanger, hence the requirement of twin funnel uptakes.
#NavalService - Following the Budget, Defence spending increases to €946m next year, this will include plans to replace Naval Service flagship LÉ Eithne with a new MRV, in the meantime the ageing ship opens to the public in Dun Laoghaire…
The Naval Service’s newest ship LÉ George Bernard Shaw (P64) berthed alongside Haulbowline Naval Base, Cork Harbour. The €67m newbuild under the command of Lieutenant Commander Frank O’Connor made a delivery voyage across the Celtic Sea from a UK shipyard.  As AFLOAT reported in August, the vessel's primary armament a 76mm OTO Melara naval gun is to be fitted in the coming weeks.
#NavalService - The newest Irish Naval Service Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) LÉ George Bernard Shaw completed a delivery voyage from a UK shipyard to Cork Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. Minister with responsibility for Defence, Mr Paul Kehoe TD, welcomed the…
Irish Naval Service’s LÉ Niamh (above) along with sister Afloat adds, Roisin the namesake of the OPV80/ P50 class patrol vessels would undergo a mid-life refit as part of Defence Forces spending which in 2019 will increase by €47.5m to almost €1b
#NavalService - Naval Service along with the Army and Air Corps that form the Defence Forces reports The Irish Times, has received significant extra money for purchases of new equipment next year. Morale in the Defence Forces has been hit…
Above L.E. James Joyce Afloat adds is the current Naval Service vessel involved in Operation Sophia.
#NavalService - The Tánaiste Simon Coveney has ruled out suspending Ireland's Naval Service involvement in the Mediterranean migrant rescue mission and bringing crews home to deal with staff shortages. As The Irish Times writes, Independents4Change TD Clare Daly claimed “the…
The Irish Naval Service base on Haulbowline Island, Cork Harbour, homeport to a fleet of eight patrol vessels.
#NavalService - The Irish Times writes that the head of Defence Forces has sought to make a verbal submission to the Public Sector Pay Commission because of the seriousness of the military pay issue in the view of himself and…

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