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    Serving Ireland at Sea

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16 June 2016 - LÉ Róisín Rescues 111* Migrants and Recovers Two Bodies

11.20am, 16 June 2016 - LÉ Róisín Rescues 111* Migrants and Recovers Two Body from a Vessel 37 Nautical Miles NW of TRIPOLI[more]

14th of June 2016 - Death of Lieutenant General David Stapleton DSM

6.45pm - Death of Lieutenant General David Stapleton DSM, former Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces.[more]

The Naval Service

Naval Service

The Naval Service is the State's principal seagoing agency with a general responsibility to meet contingent and actual maritime defence requirements. It is tasked with a variety of defence and other roles.
Defence roles include defending territorial seas, deterring intrusive or aggressive acts, conducting maritime surveillance, maintaining an armed naval presence, ensuring right of passage, protecting marine assets and contributing to a blockade if required. The Naval Service must also be capable of supporting Army operations by sea lift and close naval support.

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