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Pamela O’Reilly from New Zealand rembered her Grandfather George Robinson. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Relatives of those who were on the RMS Leinster when it was sunk by a German submarine 100 years ago have visited the site of the sinking. The mail b(...)

File photograph of naval manoeuvres off Roches Point, Cork. It is understood the Naval Service had been tracking the yacht that was detained on Thursday for some time.

Gardaí were continuing on Thursday night to question three men arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking following the detention of a yacht off the Ir(...)

Armed Naval and Garda personnel with the cocaine which was seized from a yacht off the west coast of Ireland, in the harbour at Castletown Bere in Co Cork in 2008. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A hospital porter who found that his work increasingly involved wheeling the dead bodies of overdose victims thanked a Naval Service officer for savin(...)

The increase will  be used to begin the planning process for the replacement of the Naval Service’s flagship vessel LÉ Eithne (above, on a rescue operation in the Mediterranean) with a new multi-role ship. Photographs: Irish Defence Forces

The replacement of the Naval Service’s flagship vessel and several of the Air Corps’ aircraft are provided for in the defence allocation for Budget 20(...)

The LÉ Eithne rescued 703 migrants from five inflatable boats about 83km off the North West coast of Tripoli on Friday. Photograph: Defence Forces

A baby girl was born on board the Irish navy vessel LÉ Eithne on Friday after a rescue operation off the coast of Tripoli. The ship rescued 703 migra(...)

By Friday afternoon the LÉ Eithne had 431 migrants on board and was proceeding to further rescue sites

The Irish naval ship LÉ Eithne rescued hundreds of refugees from boats in the Mediterranean on Friday as part of ongoing humanitarian efforts in the r(...)

Searches continue on the beaches of Belmullet, Co Mayo for the missing Coast Guard Helicopter crew yesteday. Photograph: Keith Heneghan / Phocus

The crew of the Rescue 116 helicopter which crashed into the sea off the Mayo coast earlier this week will be remembered at a number of events this we(...)

Search team  members on the beach at Belmullet, Co Mayo, as efforts to locate missing the Coast Guard helicopter crew continue. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

High winds and a heavy Atlantic swell is hampering the continued search for the three airmen missing from Rescue 116, the Irish Coast Guard Dublin-bas(...)

A Navy vessel off Blacksod Lighthouse, where the search for Rescue 116 is being concentrated. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Efforts are continuing in a short weather window to find the three missing crew from Rescue 116, the Dublin-based Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92 air-(...)

Irish Coast Guard operations manager Gerard O’Flynn  and Garda Supt  Tony Healy speak to the media as air, sea and shore searches continue on Wednesday  for the three crew missing from the Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92 helicopter  off the north Mayo coast. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A signal from the Rescue 116 Sikorsky S92 “black box” has been detected close to Blackrock lighthouse, some 13 km off Mayo’s Mullet peninsula. Irish (...)

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