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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.

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Monday 30 September 2013 - Naval Service Detain Fishing Vessel.

The Naval Service Vessel L.É. EITHNE detained a French registered fishing vessel approximately 150 nautical miles South of Mizen Head, Co Cork earlier today.

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

The vessel is being escorted by the L.É. EITHNE to Cobh, it is expected to arrive alongside tomorrow morning, where it will be handed over to An Gardaí­ Sí­ochána.

This brings to 804 total vessels boarded by the Naval Service in 2013. There have been 24 warnings issued and this is the 8th vessel detained by the Naval Service so far this year.


Press Release Date: Monday 30 September 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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