Friday 22 September 2017

Irish Navy vessel to sail to Mediterranean to assist with refugee crisis

LE EITHNE
LE EITHNE
Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

An Irish Navy vessel will sail to the Mediterranean sea on Saturday to assist with the ongoing refugee crisis.

Diplomatic requirements are being finalised between Ireland and Italy ahead of decision to despatch the Le Eithne vessel.

Agreement to send a vessel just weeks after over 900 migrants drowned was reached at today’s Cabinet meeting.

It is not yet known how long the vessel will spend in the region.

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