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Government Ministers Meet Crew of L.É. Eithne in Malta
#EithneMalta - Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, T.D. earlier today met Naval Service personnel crew of the L.É. Eithne (P31) in Valetta, Malta. The flagship under the command of her captain, Commander Pearse O'Donnell and his crew are continuing to…
Nomination for New Defence Forces Chief of Staff
#NewChiefOFstaff - Rear Admiral Mark Mellett DSM writes The Irish Times has been nominated by Minister for Defence Simon Coveney for the appointment by the President as chief of staff of the Defence Forces. Rear Admiral Mellett was appointed to…
Naval Service Rescues More Migrants
#EithneMedCrisis - In operations that took place in two separate incidents writes The Belfast Telegraph, about 50 miles north-west of the Libyan capital Tripoli, men, women and children were taken off two wooden barges. The crew of the LE Eithne…
L.É. Eithne Rescues More Migrants As New EU Med Operation Launched
#NewEUmigrantMission - L.É. Eithne has rescued a further 519 migrants yesterday, as part of the coordinated response to the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean which was welcomed by Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D. The Minister commented "L.É. Eithne…
LÉ Eithne Rescues More Migrants Almost A Month After Departing Irish Waters
#EithneMedRescue – Naval Service 'flagship' LÉ Eithne (P31) successfully located and rescued 367 migrants on a wooden barge yesterday some 50kms north-west of Tripoli, the Libyan capital. Almost the same number of migrants again on a barge were rescued earlier…
400 More Med Migrants Plucked by Irish Navy
#EithneMedRescue - LÉ Eithne (P31) the Navy Service flagship writes the, has rescued more than 500 men, women children and infants desperately attempting to cross the Mediterranean this weekend. Yesterday morning the ship rescued 310 migrants from a barge…
Naval Service Flagship LÉ Eithne's Second Rescue of Migrants in 24 Hours
#EithneMigrants - Naval Service flagship LÉ Eithne (P31) conducted a second successful rescue operation in the Mediterranean this morning involving 300 migrants according to Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D. The Minister commented "the continued efforts of the LÉ Eithne…
L.É. Eithne Leaves Six Ship Service Fleet to Patrol Irish Waters
#SixServiceFleet - The deployment of LÉ Eithne (P31) on a humanitarian mission to the Med, the fate of 'Aoife' and delays of newbuild OPV James Joyce, sees the Naval Service fleet reduced to 6 patrol vessels operating within Irish waters,…
L.É. Eithne Enters Strait of Gibraltar to Assist Mediterranean Migrant Crisis
#EithneEntersMed - Naval Service flagship LÉ Eithne (P31) this evening entered the Strait of Gibraltar on her way to assist in the Mediterranean's migrant crisis, writes Jehan Ashmore. The deployment of the 1,800 tonnes HPV is to enable in the…
Defence Minister Welcomes LE Eithne's Departure to Assist Refugee Crisis
#EithneMedCrisis – It has been confirmed LÉ Eithne (P31) is to depart Cork Harbour this morning on a humanitarian mission to the Mediterranean as previously reported on following discussions held between Irish and Italian authorities, writes Jehan Ashmore. The…
Government to Deploy L.É. Eithne to Assist in Humanitarian Crisis in the Mediterranean
#EithneMedCrisis - Minister for Defence, Simon Conveney, T.D. has been given approval by the Government today (12 May) for the deployment of a Naval Service vessel to undertake humanitarian search and rescue missions as previously reported on in the…
LÉ Eithne to Participate in Mediterranean Migrant Search and Rescue
#EithneMedCrisis - Naval Service HPV LÉ Eithne (P31) writes The Irish Times is to be dispatched to the Mediterranean Sea to participate in an EU search and rescue mission for migrants fleeing north Africa, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine…
Minister to Deploy Naval Service Vessel to Assist Humanitarian Crisis
#NavyMedCrisis – Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, T.D., yesterday echoed the Taoiseach's sentiments in relation to the deployment of an Irish Naval Service vessel to assist in the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean as previously reported on The Taoiseach…
Naval Service to Take Part in EU Response to Worsening Mediterranean Crisis
#NavyMedCrisis - For first time Ireland is to participate in an EU search and rescue mission, following the Government's decision to send a fully crewed ship to the Mediterranean to help with the rescue of migrants fleeing north Africa. The…
Deferred Delivery Date of Naval Service Lastest Newbuild OPV James Joyce
#OPVJamesJoyce – The Naval Service lastest newbuild James Joyce is currently dealing with technical issues, though the Department of Defence in response to say the OPV is due for delivery in the coming weeks, writes Jehan Ashmore. She is…
31 Year-Old L.É. Eithne (P31) Is Venue to Launch of South Coast's Biggest Sailing Event
#SovereignNavy – The call of the Naval Service's L.É. Eithne (P31) to Dublin Port yesterday saw Simon Coveney T.D., Minister for Defence attend the launch of the ICRA Nationals and Sovereigns Cup to be held on the 24-27 June, writes Jehan…

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