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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(...)

Members of the Irish Naval Association, veterans of the Irish Navy, after the decommissioning of the Irish Naval Service vessel LÉ Aisling at Galway Docks on Wednesday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When the Naval Service’s patrol ship LÉ Aisling was launched and commissioned in Cork harbour in 1980, its current captain Lieut Cdr Patrick Doherty w(...)

Events on Ramsay Street, home to Australian TV series Neighbours, have been chronicled for 30 years. The show has been a launch pad for the careers of  Kylie Minogue, Margot Robbie and Jason Donovan.

So, Neighbours is 30. Yes 30. Try not to think about it too deeply. We forgot, you never thought about it too deeply. That’s how the Australian soap h(...)