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. EITHNE detained a French registered fishing vessel approximately 120 nautical miles West of Clare this evening.

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

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

This is the 10th vessel detained by the Naval Service so far this year and the second vessel detained by the Naval Service today.

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

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