Marita Ann

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In fear of assassination: Sean O’Callaghan in London in 2013. Photograph: Andrew Testa/New York Times

Sean O’Callaghan Born: October 10th, 1954 Died: August 23rd, 2017 Sean O’Callaghan lived in fear that his former IRA colleagues or dissident republic(...)

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(...)

Brian Stack who was Chief Prison Officer at Portlaoise Prison in the Irish Republic was shot in Dublin in 1983.

Who was Brian Stack and why was he killed? Brian Stack (48) was the chief prison officer in Portlaoise prison in the 1980s . At the time, the Troub(...)

A row has erupted about the commemoration, led by former mayor of Kerry Cllr Toiréasa Ferris, daughter of Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris, who was jailed for his role in the smuggling. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin has warned it will push to erect a monument to the IRA’s foiled Marita Ann gun-smuggling operation if Kerry County Council backs a commemora(...)

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 (...)

JW Carney, defense attorney for accused mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger, talks to reporters as he arrives at the US Federal Courthouse for the start of Bulger’s trial in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Reuters

A day after the dramatic opening arguments in the epic trial of Irish-American underworld leader James “Whitey” Bulger, the legal proceedings settled (...)