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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(...)

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 (...)

Atlantic Dawn: the value of its  fishing assets was increased substantially by the European Commission’s decision to hinder the efforts of owners of other Irish vessels to upgrade their fleet

The former owners of Atlantic Dawn, which once was Ireland’s biggest-ever trawler, stand to gain a bounty of at least €135 million from a series of de(...)

The LÉ James Joyce has rescued 423 migrants from 18 separate vessels during a search and rescue operation 40 nautical miles northwest of Tripoli, Libya.

The LÉ James Joyce rescued 423 migrants from 18 separate vessels on Saturday during a search and rescue operation 40 nautical miles northwest of Tripo(...)

A rib from the Irish naval vessel LÉ James Joyce rescuing migrants from the Mediterranean. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces via Flickr

The Irish naval vessel LÉ James Joyce has rescued more than 430 migrant from the Mediterranean since Friday morning. Following requests from Itali(...)

The LÉ James Joyce has successfully rescued 128 migrants from a rubber craft located 37 nautical miles northwest of Tripoli, Libya.

The LÉ James Joyce has successfully rescued 128 migrants from a rubber craft located 37 nautical miles northwest of Tripoli, Libya. The rescue comme(...)

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(...)

File photograph showing members of the Irish navy standing behind what is believed to be about €300 million worth of cocaine detained on the Makayabella yacht off the coast of Cork. Three men have been sentenced for  their part in the drug smuggling operation. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A man has been jailed for 10 years and two others for eight years each for attempting to smuggle almost €300 million of cocaine into the UK.Yacht skip(...)

The world’s largest trawler Annelies Ilena, formerly known as the Atlantic Dawn.  The trawler’s skipper has been convicted of breaching EU fishing regulations by Donegal Circuit Court.

The skipper of the world’s largest trawler has been convicted of breaching EU fishing regulations on board a vessel that’s half a metre longer than th(...)

Ireland’s air corps, navy and defence forces have released their statistics for 2014, which show that army bomb disposal units received 100 fewer call-outs than in 2013. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Army bomb disposal units received 100 fewer call-outs this year than in 2013, in an otherwise busy year for Ireland’s air corps, navy and defence forc(...)

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