Thursday 29 September 2016

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

Published 12/05/2015 | 18:44

LE EITHNE
LE EITHNE

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

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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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