From top: LÉ Eithne and LÉ Orla
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Pics; Rollingnews/Irish Naval Service
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