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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Wednesday 08 August 2012 - Naval Service Detain Fishing Vessel .

The Naval Service vessel L.É. CIARA detained an Irish registered fishing vessel approximately 30 nautical miles South of Ballycotton Co. Cork at approx midnight last night.

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

The vessel was escorted by the L.É. CIARA to Cobh where it arrived this morning; the vessel will be handed over to the Gardaí­ later today.

The Naval Service have carried out 946 boardings, issued 38 warnings and detained 12 vessels so far in 2012.

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Press Release Date: 8 August 2012

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