60 Years Peacekeeping1958 - 2018

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of Ireland's first Peacekeeping deployment in 1958.

Since then, Ireland have maintained the longest unbroken service on the front line of peace with over 70,000 individual tours of duty completed by the men and women of Óglaigh na hÉireann.

This year, we remember the 87 members of the Defence Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of Peace.

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03 April 2013 - Naval Service Detain Fishing Vessel .

The Naval Service Vessel L.É. NIAMH has detained a French registered fishing vessel approximately 30 nautical miles South West of Valentia earlier today.

The detention was in relation to alleged under recording of catch.

The vessel is currently under escort by the L.É. NIAMH to Castletownbere and is expected to arrive alongside tomorrow morning. The vessel will then be handed over to the Gardaí­.

The Naval Service have boarded 225 vessels and issued 8 warnings so far in 2013. This is the second detention of the year. 

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Press Release Date:  3 April, 2013

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