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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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Saturday 12 October 2013 - Naval Service Detain Fishing Vessel.

The Naval Service Vessel L.É. ASHLING detained a Spanish registered fishing vessel approximately 80 nautical miles South of Baltimore Bay earlier this afternoon.

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

The vessel is being escorted by the L.É. ASHLING to Castletownbere, it is expected to arrive alongside tonight, where it will be handed over to An Gardaí­ Sí­ochána.

This brings to 840 total vessels boarded by the Naval Service in 2013, this is the 9th vessel detained by the Naval Service so far this year.


Press Release Date: Saturday 12 October 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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