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#NewMRVship - The publication of the White Paper on Defence yesterday sets out Ireland's defence policy framework for the next decade. The White Paper covers the three branches of the Defence Forces, the Army, Air Corps and the Naval Service, all of which outline new equipment platforms to meet the demands of security challenges, including the defence contribution to international peace and security. In the case of the Naval Service, following the existing fleet replacement programme by a trio of…
#WhitePaper - At an event in Dublin Castle earlier today the Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney T.D. launched the Government's new White Paper on Defence. The preparation of the White Paper was informed by a wide-ranging consultation process. The Minister acknowledged the contributions that were made in developing the White Paper. He said "The Government sought the views of a wide range of stakeholders and there has been an extensive consultative process which has shaped the policy decisions contained…
#RescuedMigrants - The BBC reports that  an Irish Naval Service vessel off the coast of Libya rescued 225 people as part of a major operation led by the Italian coastguard. The crew of the LÉ Niamh brought 107 migrants aboard on Saturday evening about 110km north-east of Tripoli. They then saved another 118 migrants on a separate boat in the same area in the early hours of Sunday morning. The migrants, including 12 children, were trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea…
#ThirdNavyShip – According to the Irish Independent, a third Naval Service ship is to assist the migrant rescue mission in the Mediterranean within weeks. However, the Government is hoping that the dispatch of a fourth vessel will not be necessary, given the predicted deterioration in Mediterranean weather over the autumn, which will dramatically reduce the activity of people smugglers. Either the LE Róisín or LE Samuel Beckett is expected to be dispatched from Haulbowline Naval Base in Cork within weeks…
#NavalService - The Naval Service's LÉ Niamh is among seven ships currently involved in the rescue of hundreds of migrants from a vessel that capsized this afternoon off Libya. As The Irish Times reports, as many as 600 people were believed to be on the boat when it capsized in the Mediterranean more than 100km northwest of Tripoli. The latest update as of 5pm today has it that 400 migrants have been saved from the water, but 25 bodies have…
#NamingCeremony - Afloat can reveal the Naval Service newest newbuild OPV LÉ James Joyce (P62) is to be named and commissioned during a ceremony to be held in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. The joint ceremony of the second OPV90 'Beckett' class which was delivered to Irish waters almost a fortnight ago is scheduled to take place on 1 September at the south Dublin Bay harbour. The €50m LÉ James Joyce is to berth alongside the harbour's Carlisle Pier,…
#RefugeeRecovery - During the course of a Search and Rescue Operation (SAR) yesterday 80km north-west of Tripoli, Libya, the LÉ Niamh (P51) rescued 210 migrants and recovered 14 bodies from a wooden barge. According to the Defence Forces, at 4.30 pm yesterday the LÉ Niamh under command of Lieutenant Commander Danial Wall carried out a rescue operation with Medécins Sans Frontiére vessel MV Dignity 1 at a wooden barge estimated to have 500 migrants on board. During the course of…
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