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The LÉ ‘Niamh’ is sailing today to begin Mediterranean rescue duty. Photograph: Defence Forces/PA Wire

Naval Service vessel LÉ Niamh is due to sail from Cork harbour today for humanitarian search and rescue duty in the Mediterranean. The patrol ship, un(...)

Irish naval ship LÉ Eithne arrives with rescued migrants at the Palermo harbor in Italy on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015. Photograph: AP/Alessandro Fucarini.

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has said he believes it is “unlikely” that the Naval Service will extend its role beyond humanitarian assistance in(...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney one of three Ministers who have flown to Malta to pay tribute to the crew of the Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Eithne. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Three Government Ministers have flown to the Maltese capital of Valletta to pay tribute to the 68-strong crew of the Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Eith(...)

John Conneely from Gort na gCapall, Inish Mór, Co Galway, with an address at Cnoc an Oir, Rahoon, Galway, is seeking to recoup substantial legal costs against the State after it unsuccessfully prosecuted him twice this year in two lengthy trials at Galway Circuit Criminal Court for alleged breaches of fishing regulations. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

An Aran Island skipper is seeking costs against the State after he was acquitted by two juries recently of breaching EU fishing regulations almost ten(...)

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(...)

Image supplied by the Irish Naval Service of  the detained yacht with up to €100 million worth of cocaine, off the south west coast of Ireland with LE Niamh. Photograph: Provision

The Naval Service, Customs and the Garda have foiled a major drug smuggling operation when they detained a yacht with up to €80 million worth of cocai(...)

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