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 23 August 2012 - Naval Service Detain Fishing Vessel .

The Naval Service vessel L.É. NIAMH has detained an Irish registered fishing vessel approximately 50 nautical miles South of Ballycotton, Co. Cork at approximately 2.30am this morning.

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

The vessel is currently under escort by the L.É. NIAMH to Cork and is expected to arrive later this morning; the vessel will then be handed over to the Gardaí­.

The Naval Service have carried out 1006 boardings, issued 38 warnings and detained 13 vessels so far in 2012.

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Press Release Date: 23 August 2012

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