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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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30 December 2013 - Naval Vessel LE Roisin on Scene to Assist with Vessel Adrift .

The Naval Vessel LÉ Roisin has taken up station at the scene 30 nautical miles off the Old Head of Kinsale where the Merchant Vessel ABUK LION is in difficulty. 

It is not thought the vessel is any immediate danger.

LE Roisin was sent to the area following a request from the Coast Guard and is standing by to assist and escort the vessel in difficulty and accompanying Tug.

Conditions in the area have been described as challenging.


Press Release Date: Saturday 17 Aug 2013

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Denis Hanly

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer

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