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LÉ Róisín departing Haulbowline on Sunday 1 May for the Naval Service's first Mediterranean deployment of 2016
#Roisin2Med - LÉ Róisín has departed Naval Base at Haulbowline this afternoon (Sunday 1 May) for Ireland's latest search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, LÉ Róisín follows last year's humanitarian missions by LÉ Eithne,…
L.É. Róisín will depart the Naval Base, Haulbowline on Sunday, 1st May, to assist Italian authorities in search and rescue (SAR) activities in the Mediterranean.
#Roisin2Med - Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Conveney, T.D., announced today that L.É. Róisín will depart the Naval Base, Haulbowline on Sunday, 1st May 2016, to assist the Italian authorities in the search and rescue activities in the Mediterranean. Earlier…
L.É. Róisín.the first of three Naval Service OPV's to be deployed on rotational basis to assist humanitarian mission in the Mediterranean
#OPVtoMed - Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney through the approval of the Government is to despatch the Naval Service OPV L.É. Róisín to the Mediterranean. The OPV with a crew of approximately sixty personnel of the Permanent Defence Force are…
The largest aircraft in the Irish Air Corps, a Casa Maritime Patrol Aircraft flies above the Spire, Dublin
#[email protected] – Representing the Naval Service at the 1916 Easter Rising centenary parade held in Dublin were personnel from the navy and a related fishery patrol aircraft, writes Jehan Ashmore. In a rare Air Corps Fleet Fly Past display totalling…
Naval Service personnel attend St Patrick’s Day reception held at Áras an Uachtaráin
#PresidentTribute - Naval Service members were paid tribute by President Michael D Higgins for rescuing migrants trying to get to Europe by crossing the Mediterranean, writes The Irish Times. About 200 members of the Naval Service, and others from the…
Float out of the P63 LE William Butler Yeats. See video below.
#ThirdOPV90 - According to NavalTechnology.com, the Naval Service has reportedly floated out the third and final OPV90 / Samuel Beckett-class newbuild LÉ William Butler Yeats (P63). A total of two Samuel Beckett-class OPVs were ordered by Ireland's Department of Defence…
Naval Service OPV LÉ Róisin to be deployed on refugee rescue role in the Mediterranean
#RoisinRefugees - The Naval Service confirmed that LÉ Róisín is to be deployed to the Mediterranean Sea at the end of this month to resume humanitarian missions, writes The Irish Examiner. A Naval Service spokesman said that plans had been…
Female members of Defence Forces Guard of Honour commemorate role of women in 1916 Rising
#1916women - Female sailors,soldiers, and airwomen of the Defence Forces took part in the International Women's Day event yesterday in Royal Hospital Kilmainham. The event  included a 30 woman, tri-service Captain's Guard Of Honour led by Captain Danielle Murphy, to…
File photo of Naval Service recruits 'passing out'
#Recuits - The Naval Service Recruit Class 'Sweeney' commenced training in October 2015.  A passing out parade today will mark the culmination of their training and successful entry into the Naval Service at the rank of Ordinary Seaman. In total…
#BacktoMed - Plans have already been made by the Naval Service to send LÉ Roisin to the Mediterranean Sea writes The Irish Examiner, in the event the next government decides to renew last year’s humanitarian mission there. News of the…
#OPVtwinning - L.É. James Joyce (P62) the Naval Service’s newest OPV90 / 'Beckett' class was twinned with the City of Waterford last Sunday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Port of Waterford was host to the event which saw Waterford City and…
#Navy2015- The humanitarian crisis that unfolded earlier this year, led to three Irish Naval Service ships deployed under 'Operation Pontus' to the Mediterranean supporting the Italian Marine Rescue Co-Ordination Centre with Search and Rescue assistance. The total number rescued in…
#BeckettReturns - As LÉ Samuel Beckett (P61) docked in Haulbowline, Co Cork yesterday, sailors were reunited with families just in time for Christmas, after a successful mission in the Mediterranean which involved saving the lives of 1,088 migrants. Commanding officer Lieutenant…
#BeckettReturns - LÉ Samuel Becket (P61) has returned to Irish waters having completed her humanitarian role in search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean, writes Jehan Ashmore. Commodore Hugh Tully, Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service is to visit the…
#FourthMedShip? - Another Naval Service ship to the Mediterranean may be sent by the Government early next year to assist with the ongoing refugee crisis after the LE Samuel Beckett completes its current tour of duty later this month, according…
#InflatableRaft - Following an intense spate of rescuing refugees last week, LÉ Samuel Beckett carried out its latest mission in the Mediterranean yesterday when 111 people were found in an inflatable raft off Libya. At 05:39 am Irish time the…

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