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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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Thursday 09 Feb 2017 - LE James Joyce Conducts Rescue .

LÉ James Joyce rescued an Irish national from a yacht that was taking on water 16 Nautical Miles South East of Roches Point in difficult sea conditions this evening.

LÉ James Joyce, while on a Maritime Security and Defence Patrol, responded to a request from Mine Head Coast Guard Station at 4.20pm.

Once on scene, LÉ James Joyce located a yacht taking on water, launched a Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) and rescued an Irish National from the yacht.

The person was taken on-board the RHIB and was subsequently winched to Coast Guard Rescue 117.

The operation was complete at 6.30pm and LÉ James Joyce has resumed its patrol.

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Press Release Date: Thursday 09 Feb 2017

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Pat O’Connor

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer

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