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#LE Eithne

# le-eithne - Monday 1 April, 2019

Decision to end migrant rescue operation labelled 'outrageous abdication of responsibilities'

The EU is winding down Operation Sophia amid pressure from Italy and other countries.

# le-eithne - Monday 26 June, 2017

Irish Navy revives infant found unconscious in Mediterranean as record numbers saved

Commander Brian Fitzgerald said he was extremely proud of his team.

# le-eithne - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Irish naval vessel rescues over 180 refugees in the Mediterranean

The LÉ Eithne is now enroute to assist in another rescue operation.

# le-eithne - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Irish Navy rescues over 700 people off Libyan coast

A baby girl was born on the LE Eithne.

# le-eithne - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

An Irish Naval vessel is heading to the Mediterranean for our seventh migrant rescue mission

The LÉ Eithne was previously deployed to the region in 2015.

# le-eithne - Friday 8 July, 2016

Another Irish ship has set off to help save lives in the Mediterranean

More than 8,500 people have been rescued by the Irish navy over the past two years.

# le-eithne - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

LÉ Niamh disembarks 14 bodies found on overcrowded barge

453 migrants rescued by the crew in recent days have also arrived in port in Sicily.

# le-eithne - Saturday 18 July, 2015

Kisses all round as LÉ Eithne sailors welcomed back home

It has also been reported this morning that Ireland is set to take in an additional 600 migrants over the next two years.

# le-eithne - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

LÉ Eithne crew 'not being paid properly' for Mediterranean mission

Crew members are entitled to a higher daily allowance, according to an association representing personnel.

# le-eithne - Monday 29 June, 2015

The Irish Navy has saved the lives of almost 600 people

the Lé Eithne has been operating in the Mediterranean since last month.

# le-eithne - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Ireland will NOT be taking part in a new EU mission to destroy migrant boats

The operation aims to ‘dismantle the business model’ of human traffickers.

# le-eithne - Monday 15 June, 2015

LÉ Eithne to be recalled from Mediterranean in a month's time

Another Irish Naval vessel will be sent to replace the Éithne, once her mission comes to an end.

# le-eithne - Monday 8 June, 2015

Video: Hundreds of rescued migrants aboard Irish ship arrive in Italy

Over 1,150 people have been rescued by the LÉ Eithne in the 10 days in which it has been operating in the Mediterranean.

# le-eithne - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Further 310 migrants rescued by Irish Naval ship this morning

The crew has now rescued 1,064 migrnats in the Mediterranean.

# le-eithne - Friday 5 June, 2015

Irish Naval ship LÉ Eithne has rescued another 113 migrants off the coast of Libya

In five successful missions, the crew has now rescued 756 migrants in the Mediterranean.

# le-eithne - Friday 29 May, 2015

Pictures: 500 migrants rescued - as LÉ Eithne carries out THREE operations in 24 hours

The third operation is still ongoing. The Defence Forces’ flagship came across a dingy with 100 migrants on board at 9.45am this morning.

# le-eithne - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Watch: 200 migrants rescued by Irish Naval ship LÉ Eithne off Libyan coast

The Defence Forces have released dramatic video of the rescue operation. The migrants were part of a flotilla of five makeshift inflatable vessels attempting to cross to Europe.

# le-eithne - Saturday 16 May, 2015

These Irish seamen are setting sail for the Mediterranean today

There’s 68 on board the LÉ Eithne.

# le-eithne - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Ireland WILL be sending the LÉ Eithne to help with the Mediterranean refugee crisis

Around 1,750 people have died this year trying to cross the sea from North Africa to Europe.

# le-eithne - Thursday 22 November, 2012

President continues Liverpool trip before heading to Manchester today

Michael D Higgins has a number of engagements in the north west of England today as he continues his three-day visit.