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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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Tuesday 26th of Nov 2013 - Naval Service Detain Fishing Vessel .

The Naval Service Vessel L.É. AOIFE has detained an UK registered fishing vessel approximately 70 nautical miles south of Cork.

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

The vessel is currently in the process of being handed over to the UK Maritime Management Office and is expected to leave Irish waters and return to port in the UK later this evening.

This brings to 926 total vessels boarded by the Naval Service in 2013 and this is the fourteenth vessel detained by the Naval Service so far this year.


Press Release Date: Tuesday 26th of Nov 2013

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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