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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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Thursday 04 July 2013 - Naval Service Detain Fishing Vessel.

The Naval Service Vessel L.É. ORLA detained an Irish registered fishing vessel approximately 50 nautical miles south of Hook Head, Co Wexford earlier today.

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

The vessel was escorted by the L.É. ORLA to Dunmore East, arriving in port at 8.30 pm this evening. The vessel is currently in the process of being handed over to An Gardaí­ Sí­ochána.

This brings to 507 total vessels boarded by the Naval Service in 2013, 713 warnings issued and this is the 6th vessel detained by the Naval Service so far this year.


Press Release Date: Thursday 04 July 2013

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