Fri, 03 Jul, 2020
Fri, 22 May, 2020
Drugs are flowing into the country as our borders can’t be properly patrolled. It is one of the myriad ways we are suffering due to the under-resourced Defence Forces, writes Defence Correspondent
Mon, 24 Feb, 2020
It's somewhat ironic the Naval Service's commander spends most of his days on Haulbowline Island, just a stone's throw from Spike Island where three of his granduncles were interned in 1921 – and a fact he only found out two years ago.
Thu, 11 Jul, 2019
The organisation which represents enlisted personnel in the Defence Forces says it's "very sceptical" about the Department of Defence's claim that it will address the accommodation crisis at Naval Service headquarters "as a matter of urgency".
Tue, 11 Jun, 2019
Tánaiste Simon Coveney has asked environmental campaigners “not to turn what is a hugely positive story in Cork harbour into something negative”, amid a row over the new park on Haulbowline Island.
Fri, 24 May, 2019
The Naval Service made its first migrant rescue this year as the weather improved off the coast of Libya yesterday, prompting people-smugglers to push thousands of frightened refugees, corralled for weeks in holding compounds, into deathtrap vessels onto the Mediterranean Sea.
Sat, 17 Jun, 2017
A request under the Freedom of Information Act has been lodged with the Department of Defence in an attempt to establish why a Naval Service ship was delayed by more than three weeks from leaving her base to save migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.
Fri, 09 Jun, 2017
The Government has committed to spending €61m on turning part of Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour into a public park, despite a report commissioned by the Office of Public Works (OPW), which concluded it was an unsuitable location for use as a public amenity.
Wed, 14 Dec, 2016
The organisation which represents the majority of the Naval Service says there can be no delay in cleaning up a toxic waste dump close to its headquarters in Cork harbour and claimed the Government has “a legal and moral obligation to safeguard those employed in the area”.
Thu, 16 Jun, 2016
Sat, 28 May, 2016
An evacuation route put forward by Indaver Ireland to facilitate movement of personnel off Haulbowline Island in the event of an emergency involves use of a road that is gated, with the gates locked during certain periods.
Thu, 12 May, 2016