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They want you, they want you* as a new recruit.

This afternoon.

A gathering of sailors and possibly our entire navy fleet moored in Dublin for the Naval Service’s 75th Anniversary.

In pic 1, the L.É. Samuel Beckett arrives (left) with from left: L.É. George Bernard Shaw (P64), L.É. WB Yeats (P63) and L.É. James Joyce (P62) docked at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2.

Is our western coast now vulnerable to invasion?

Only time will tell.

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* Probably not, but here’s the website in anyhow.

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This morning.

Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2.

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence Simon Coveney TD disembarking the L.É. Samuel Beckett at the Naval Service 75th anniversary.

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Minister for Defence Paul Kehoe; two tweets from the minister on Saturday and the newsletter from the Flag Officer Commanding Naval Service’s newsletter

On Saturday, Fine Gael TD and Minister for Defence Paul Kehoe tweeted that two Irish Naval Service vessels are in the dock for “planned maintenance” and that their crews had been deployed elsewhere.

He tweeted that the Chief Of Staff Vice Admiral Mellett had “reconfirmed” this to him.

This is despite a newsletter from the Flag Officer Commanding Naval Service newsletter stating that the LE Eithne and LE Orla were being placed in an “operational reserve capacity” until such time that “sufficiently qualified and experienced personnel are available”.


Kehoe in ‘bunker of denial’ over navy manpower (RTÉ)

Newsletter pic: Cathal Berry