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Minister of State with special responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe presenting the new international operational service medals to Irish Navy Service personnel
#Medals - Personnel from Irish Defence Forces writes RTE, who have taken part in humanitarian operations abroad have been presented with a new medal in Rosslare Harbour. Minister of State with special responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe presented the new…
A rigid inflatable boat (RIB) from LE Samuel Beckett with rescued migrants on board
#MigrantRescue - The Naval Service recently deployed LÉ Samuel Beckett, located and rescued a total of 130*migrants yesterday during a search and rescue (SAR) operation. The rescue took place 22 nautical miles NE of Tripoli, Libya. The rescue operation arose…
A record number of rescued migrants in one day was carried out by the Naval Service OPV
#RecordRescue - Records were broken by LÉ Samuel Beckett last night with the biggest migrant total transported to safety in one single day, writes The Irish Examiner. The Naval Service patrol ship was steaming towards an Italian port with 652 rescued…
LE James Joyce which rescued almost 2,500 people off north Africa, has returned to a large welcome in Cork Harbour
#JoyceReturns - The LÉ James Joyce has since this report by The Irish Times returned to Cork Harbour this morning. The OPV90 class ship was welcomed by Minister of State for Defence, Paul Kehoe following a deployment in the Mediterranean in…
The Naval Service newest addition the OPV90 class LÉ William Butler Yeats which made a maiden call to Dun Laoghaire Harbour this weekend
#FirstVisit - LÉ William Butler Yeats, the third OPV90 class with another sister on order costing €55m, departed Dun Laoghaire Harbour having made a maiden call this weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. The latest OPV90 class otherwise known as the ‘Samuel…
The newest OPV90 class, LE William Butler Yeats (above at Haulbowline, Cork Harbour) made her maiden call to Dun Laoghaire Harbour this afternoon
#FirstVisit - The newest Naval Service patrol vessel, LÉ William Butler Yeats, the third so far of the OPV90 class has made a maiden call to Dun Laoghaire Harbour this afternoon, writes Jehan Ashmore. LÉ William Butler Yeats made her…
Leadship of the OPV90 class LE Samuel Beckett departs Cork Harbour to return to the Mediterranean
#BeckettReturns - L.É. Samuel Beckett departed Cork Harbour for the Mediterranean this morning, writes the Evening Echo, as the Naval Service continues its role in European search and rescue operations in the region. The OPV90 class patrol vessel departed from…
LÉ William Butler Yeats berthed at Haulbowline in August 2016
#Navy - Taoiseach Enda Kenny will officiate the twinning of the new Naval Service vessel LÉ William Butler Yeats with the city of Galway on Monday 17 October, as the Connacht Tribune reports. The City of the Tribes was previously…
Migrants rescued in an operation that included recovery of bodies from a pair of rubber craft off Libya
#Recovery - In a search and rescue mission, LÉ James Joyce, tragically recovered bodies while locating 265 migrants from two rubber vessels 32 nautical miles NW of the Libyan capital, Tripoli. A total of 5 people were declared dead, including…
A rigid inflatable boat (RIB) of the LE James Joyce with migrants rescued on board
#migrantsrescue - A Naval Service vessel writes The Irish Independent at the weekend rescued more than 400 migrants as part of its operations in the Mediterranean. The LE James Joyce and her crew were part of a mission co-ordinated by…
LE James Joyce and its crew has been rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean where Minister Kehoe's visited the Naval Service OPV in Cagliari, Sardinia yesterday, and subsequent announcement of a new medal for humanitarian service
#CrewMedal - The Defence Forces writes The Irish Independent, have awarded a new military medal to members who have been deployed on humanitarian missions. It will be presented to personnel who have taken part in overseas missions with the prior…
Migrants rescued from a wooden vessel located 40 Nautical Miles of Tripoli, Libya
#MigrantRescue -LÉ James Joyce has rescued a total of 165* migrants in three separate vessels during search and rescue operations north-east of Tripoli,Libya The search and rescue (SAR) request came earlier today from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre. During…
The newest Naval Service OPV90 class vessel, LÉ William Butler Yeats (P63) berthed at Haulbowline, Naval Base, Cork Harbour
#NewestOPV90 - The newest addition to the Naval Service fleet, the OPV90 class LÉ William Butler Yeats (P63) was boarded by Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe yesterday Haulbowline, Cork Harbour The Minister was welcomed on board by the…
LÉ James Joyce successfully located and rescued more than 400 migrants from a rubber craft off Tripoli, Libya
#400plusRescued - A request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre led to LÉ James Joyce rescue a further 278* migrants from a rubber craft 40 nautical miles NW of Tripoli,Libya. The operation on Friday commenced at 09.57am and concluded…
Argentinian Navy sail trainee schoolship, ARA Libertad is on a visit to Dublin to mark the historical ties between the countries
#AdmiralBrown - Argentinian Navy school tallship, ARA Libertad is docked in Dublin Port for a four day visit, to highlight the historical connections between the south American country and Ireland, writes Jehan Ashmore. The naval cadet sail training vessel, designated…
The newest Irish Naval Service OPV90 class, LE William Butler Yeats was handed over from her North Devon shipbuilder
#NewestShip - The Appledore shipyard in the UK has completed its third Irish Naval Service patrol vessel as it prepares to start work on the next one. According to the North Devon Gazette, the offshore patrol vessel (OPV) LE William…

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