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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 1st of May 2014 - Naval Service Detain Fishing.

The Naval Service Vessel L.É. NIAMH has detained a Spanish registered fishing vessel approximately 100 nautical miles South of Union Hall, Co Cork.

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

The vessel is currently being escorted by the L.É NIAMH to Castletownbere, Co Cork, where it is expected to arrive alongside at midday today, where it will be handed over to An Gardaí­ Sí­ochána.

This brings to 169 total vessels boarded by the Naval Service in 2014, 17 warnings issued and this is the fourth vessel detained by the Naval Service so far this year.


Press Release Date: Thursday 1st of May 2014

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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