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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Monday 09 July 2012 - Naval Service Detain French Fishing Vessel.

The Naval Service Vessel LE Niamh has detained a French registered fishing vessel approximately 75 nautical miles off the coast of Loop Head, Co. Clare this afternoon.

The detention was in relation to an alleged breach of technical fishing regulations.

The vessel is currently under escort by the LE Niamh to Castletownbere and is expected to arrive alongside at 11.30pm tonight; the vessel will then be handed over to the Gardai.

The Naval Service have carried out 784 boardings, issued 30 warnings and detained 10 vessels so far in 2012 and carried out 1,313 boardings and 9 detentions of vessels off the Irish Coast in 2011.

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Press Release Date: 09 July 2012

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