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LÉ Niamh: Crew  take  part in exercises on the ship’s deck, which is   currently moored on the Dublin quays. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The number of patrol days cancelled by the Naval Service this year due to a lack of sailors is already four times greater than in the whole of 2020. (...)

 LÉ Eithne: one of two vessels currently tied up due to manpower shortages. Photograph: Defence Forces Press Office

The Naval Service now has to frequently postpone seagoing missions due to its chronic manpower shortage and the effects of Covid-19. Within the last (...)

LÉ Niamh: No-one was injured in the onboard blaze, which broke out in a storage compartment aboard the vessel at about 12.15pm today at the Cork Dockyard at Ringacollig, Cobh, while moored for routine maintenance work. File photograph:

Naval Service engineers hope to carry out an examination today or on Sunday to try to establish the cause of a blaze which damaged the LÉ Niamh while (...)

Irish Army Mowag personnel carriers loading  onto a ship in Dublin  on their way to Chad for a UN mission

The Defence Forces has received significant extra money for purchases of new equipment next year across the Army, Air Corps and Naval Service. Morale(...)

File image of the Navy patrol ship the LÉ Niamh.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil he could not confirm that two Naval Service vessels were unable to sail because of a shortage of staff, as he(...)

Migrants rescued by the European Union’s Operation Sophia in the Mediterranean on Friday.  Photograph: Facebook

Rescuers pulled 700 people to safety in the Mediterranean and found 23 bodies during one operation on Friday, an Italian coastguard spokesman said, th(...)

 Three fishermen were rescued from a sinking boat about 32km off the west Cork coast on Monday evening. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Three fishermen were rescued from a sinking boat about 32km off the west Cork coast on Monday evening. A lifeboat from Courtmacsherry came to aid of (...)

Irish naval vessel the LÉ Róisín has rescued 125 migrants in an operation in the Mediterranean. File photograph: Defence Forces

Irish naval vessel the LÉ Róisín rescued 125 migrants in an operation in the Mediterranean on Monday. The ship rescued the 107 men and 18 women from(...)

 Rescued migrants being brought to a Médecins Sans Frontières boat in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

The Naval Service patrol ship the LÉ Samuel Beckett has rescued 100 migrants in the Mediterranean near Tripoli in Libya, according to reports. The res(...)

Those rescued in the latest mission included six children. Photograph: Irish Naval Service

The Greek coastguard has rescued 242 people off the eastern island of Lesbos after the wooden boat they travelled in capsized, leaving at least three (...)

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