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The LÉ Aisling taking part in a Tall Ships flotilla off Dún Laoghaire

An Australian company has drawn up designs to convert the State’s former Naval Service patrol ship Aisling into a luxury “superyacht”. The proposed r(...)

One of four Irish Naval Services ships to be built at Verolme Cork Dockyard, the LÉ ‘Aisling’ was involved in significant moments in the Naval Service’s history. File photograph: Joe St Leger

A former Naval Service ship involved in some of the most significant episodes in recent Irish maritime history has sold at auction for €110,000 to a D(...)

The LÉ Aisling taking part in a Tall Ships flotilla off Dún Laoghaire

Three foreign navies are among those who have expressed an interest in acquiring the last Irish Naval Service ship to be built at Verolme Cork Dockyar(...)

Nicknamed ‘the last of the Mohicans’, the LÉ Aisling set the bar under its first captain, the ‘Sheriff’, Lieut Cdr Peadar McElhinney. Photograph Joe O’Shaughnessy

One of the longest serving ships in the Irish Naval Service is to go under the hammer at auction in Cork next month some nine months after it was deco(...)

The Makayabella after her seizure by Irish Naval service.

A yacht at the centre of one of Ireland’s biggest ever drugs seizure has sold at auction for €70,000 to an Irish sailing enthusiast who wishes to rema(...)

 The  LÉ ‘Niamh’ with the  ‘Makayabella’ after she was seized by a boarding party who found 1,025 kgs of cocaine worth €290 million on board. Photograph: Defence Forces Ireland/PA Wire

A yacht at the centre of one of Ireland’s biggest drugs seizures has been viewed by up to 20 potential buyers ahead of being auctioned in Cork tomorro(...)

 Irish Navy ship LE Niamh with the yacht Makayabella in the foreground. Photograph: PA

A yacht at the centre of one of Ireland’s biggest ever drugs seizure is due to go for auction later this year and could fetch up to €100,000, accordin(...)

The LE Aoife  was launched in 1979 and has travelled over 600,000 nautical miles in the course of fish protection patrols and other missions.

Ireland is proceeding with the planned donation of the LE Aoife to Malta to assist in humanitarian work despite reports that members of the armed forc(...)

The LE Aoife in Dun Laoghaire. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland has agreed to donate the recently decommissioned LE Aoife to the Maltese armed forces as part of an agreement reached between the two countrie(...)

LE Emer’s role has encompassed maritime defence and security, ocean governance, safety and surveillance; port security, fishery protection, drug interdiction, pollution control and search and rescue.   Photograph: Irish Naval Service

The former Naval Service vessel the LE Emer, which was stood down last month after 35 years, has been sold at auction in Cork today for €320,000 to a (...)