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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Rain, hail or snow - Irish Defence Forces at work on stormy seas

The LE Niamh and Eithne were at sea today off the south-west coast of the country. (Photo: Twitter/IrishDefenceForces)

Rain, hail, sleet or snow and the Irish Defence Forces are still at work on the stormy seas.

The LE Niamh and LE Eithne were at sea today off the south-west coast of the country.

In an artistic snap uploaded online, the crew shared an insight into their working conditions during this week’s series of storms.

The ships travelled east through the huge waves and high winds.

“The LE Niamh and Eithne at sea t’day off the SW Coast, #storm #staysafe,” the photo was captioned.

The crew also shared a photo of the wind meter on the ship this morning.

“At sea in the #Storm,” the wrote.

“The view of the wind meter on LE Niamh this am, wind at 64knots max gust 78.5knots.”

Back on dry land, the Irish Defence Forces also tweeted a snap of members of the Army and the Garda Siochana helping out with the clean-up in Cork after Storm Darwin this week. 

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