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Wexford-based vessel Alize at the quayside in Howth in 2019. It sank off Hook Head on January 4th with Joe Sinnott and Willie Whelan aboard. Photograph: Tony Muldoon

The body of fisherman William “Willie” Whelan has been recovered from a sunken trawler by divers off the Wexford coast. The 41-year-old from Saltmill(...)

The approach to Dublin Airport. It is estimated that Ireland commands a 60 per cent share of the global leasing market, with more than 50 aircraft leasing companies including 14 of the world’s top 15 lessors based here. Photograph: iStock

Talent, tax and track record are three of the key ingredients in the recipe which has turned Ireland into a global aviation finance powerhouse. The st(...)

If and when Air Corps personnel decide to leave the forces, “they are much sought-after both as commercial pilots and by aircraft leasing companies”. Photograph: iStock

For a young person starting out, one of the best ways to earn as you learn in aviation is to get accepted into the Air Corps, which combines a high-oc(...)

A third of those who paid to leave early had studied nautical science while others studied engineering, financial maths, geomatics, financial management, strategic risk management and global security. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Defence Forces officers have paid up to €67,000 each to buy their way out of their military careers early rather than continue to serve for the time t(...)

Lisa Smith leaves a  Garda station in the northeast after signing on  as part of her bail conditions. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

Lisa Smith, the former Defence Forces member now charged with membership of terrorist group Isis, has signed on at a Garda station for the first time (...)

An average of 250 new drones were registered with the Irish Aviation Authority every month since June. Photograph: Horacio Villalobos/Corbis via Getty

The Garda, the Air Corps and the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) are ill-equipped to deal with the mounting danger posed by drones, according to milita(...)

In his tenure, Jim Gavin guided Dublin through 21 major campaigns – for league, Leinster championship and All-Ireland honours – and last September captured the 18th of those available titles. Photograph: Tommy Dickson ©INPHO

It is hard to recognise the landscape into which Jim Gavin walked as Dublin football manager just over seven years ago. The county had managed only on(...)

Currently the Air Corps has 74 pilots, but has an establishment strength of 106. Photograph: Getty Images

Most senior Air Corps pilots have signalled they will remain with the force in the short term following the offer of State payments to stem the haemor(...)

Lisa Smith leaves  a  Turkish Airlines plane  at Dublin Airport  with a pink blanket over her head. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/

Islamic State supporter Lisa Smith, who was arrested at Dublin Airport on Sunday on her arrival from Turkey, could face up to seven years in prison if(...)

Hannah Quinn photographed at Newcastle Aerodrome, with a Cessna 150. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The concept of a humans flying through the air from point A to point B seemed impossible 120 years ago. The Wright Brothers’ invention revolutionised (...)

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