A whistleblower’s warning that documents revealing unacceptable levels of chemical exposure in the Air Corps were deliberately destroyed was sent to the Department of Defence over a year before it looked for the documents — and discovered they are missing.
Mon, 12 Feb, 2018
As the country teeters on the precipice of a snap election over the mistreatment of whistleblower Maurice McCabe, another man who spoke up about wrongs within the public service is facing the sack from the Defence Forces — without a whisper from the majority of the political class.
Tue, 28 Nov, 2017
The Government is facing calls to establish a Commission of Investigation into whistleblower claims against the Air Corps, after the terms of an independent report into the allegations were branded ‘farcical’ by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.
Sat, 07 Oct, 2017
Minister of state for defence Paul Kehoe has said he has written to the Defence Forces seeking a report on claims that an Air Corps whistleblower is facing dismissal and that documents key to legal cases against the State were deliberately shredded.
Wed, 12 Jul, 2017
Fast-roping special forces onto a ship as part of marine counter-terrorism training; cargo-slinging large loads and how low is too low when flying above a chimney stack — these issues all formed part of a robust Department of Defence rebuttal of claims that building an incinerator in Ringaskiddy would pose no threat to Air Corps operations.
Thu, 12 May, 2016
The Department of Defence has confirmed that it has received a report into allegations that some Air Corps inspectors tasked with certifying the repairs and modifications carried out on the force’s aircraft are not qualified to sign off on the works.
Tue, 05 Jan, 2016
The parents of Cdt David Jevens are still looking for answers following his death in an Air Corps crash in Connemara three years ago, reports Investigative Correspondent
Sat, 27 Apr, 2013
THE failure to arrange a flight in time to bring Leitrim teenager Meadhbh McGivern to London for a life-saving liver transplant operation was primarily due to the absence of a single co-ordinating agency or individual with overall charge of the patient’s transport arrangements.
Sat, 13 Aug, 2011