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 July 2014 - Naval Service Rescue Two Sailors.

The Crew of the LÉ Niamh responded to distress call in Cork Harbour this evening and rescued two men from an upturned pleasure craft. The LÉ Niamh, which was on patrol in the area, received a distress call shortly after 6pm and immediately dispatched a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) to the scene on the east of the harbour near East Ferry.

On arrival at the scene they recovered two persons who were situated on the upturned hull of their pleasure craft. The Crosshaven Lifeboat took the vessel under tow and the sailors were transported to the medical centre in the Naval Base, Haulbowline by RIB where they were examined by the duty paramedic.

As they were found to be medically fine, they were then transported by the Naval Service to Ringaskiddy. The two men, who are believed in their fifties, are from the Cork area and were reported to be in good spirits despite the incident.

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Press Release Date: 03 July 2014

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