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 27th of Nov 2013 - Naval Service Detain Fishing Vessel Off South East Cork Coast.

The Naval Service Vessel L.É. AOIFE has detained an Irish registered fishing vessel approximately 40 nautical miles South East of Cork.

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

The vessel is being escorted by the L.É. AOIFE to Cobh, it is expected to arrive alongside tonight, where it will be handed over to An Gardaí­ Sí­ochána.

This brings to 931 total vessels boarded by the Naval Service in 2013 and this is the 15th vessel detained by the Naval Service so far this year.

Press Release Date: Wednesday 27th 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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