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# mission - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Coast Guard rescues severely injured Russian fisherman 140 miles out at sea in heavy winds

Rescue 115 and Rescue 117 were involved in the mission.

# mission - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

This Electric Picnic headliner is singing the next James Bond theme

Sam Smith will be the first British male solo artist to record a James Bond theme song since 1965.

# mission - 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.

# mission - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Here's why a very small number of Irish troops are off to Sierra Leone

The move got Cabinet approval today.

# mission - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Simon Coveney wants more Chinese people to eat Irish food

There has been “tremendous” progress in the area over the past 12 months.

# mission - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission

He said that he’s satisfied they acceded to his request for a review.

# mission - Monday 1 September, 2014

Poll: Should the Irish UN peacekeepers be pulled out of Golan Heights? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Irish UN peacekeepers be pulled out of Golan Heights?

The Defence Minister has called for a UN review of the mission.

# mission - Friday 27 December, 2013

Help on the way for ship trapped off Antarctica since Christmas Eve

The ship has 74 people aboard for a scientific mission

# mission - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Syria weapons inspection delayed over safety fears

The investigation has been delayed until tomorrow as rebels fail to guarantee the experts’ safety.

# mission - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

US-Taliban talks 'not scheduled'

The US State Department said that reports of a meeting being scheduled “aren’t accurate”.

# mission - Thursday 16 May, 2013

NASA's planet-hunting spacecraft is broken - but they're determined to fix it

The planet-hunting telescope is 40 million miles from Earth and searches for Earth-like planets outside our solar system.

# mission - Friday 5 April, 2013

Mars missions scaled back in April because of sun

For much of April, the sun blocks the line of sight between Earth and Mars, making it difficult for engineers to send instructions or hear from spacecraft Curiosity and Opportunity.

# mission - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

EU delegation to visit Shannon estuary on environmental hazards probe

The fact-finding mission this coming September is a response to complaints in relation to Aughinish Alumina plant and plans for a liquefied natural gas terminal.

# mission - Sunday 26 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Sunday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Sunday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# mission - Saturday 18 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Saturday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Saturday

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

# mission - Thursday 16 August, 2012

UN to end Syria observer mission on Sunday

The observers will leave as the conditions to continue the mission were not filled, the UN said.

# mission - Saturday 30 June, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning.

# mission - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Huge quantities of plankton discovered under Arctic ice

NASA study of tiny algae led to discovery of under-ice ‘bloom’ of the marine food source.

# mission - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

NASA prepares to launch mission to hunt down black holes

High energy X-ray vision will be used in new orbiting telescope to “open a whole new window on the universe”.

# mission - Monday 7 May, 2012

Who can become a UN observer?

And what dangers do they face on the ground?

# mission - Friday 8 July, 2011

End of an era: Last-ever space shuttle poised for launch Countdown This post contains videos

End of an era: Last-ever space shuttle poised for launch

Hundreds of thousands have packed Florida for Atlantis’ final mission, but there are fears it could be delayed by bad weather.

# mission - Friday 29 April, 2011

Preparations underway for space shuttle Endeavour's final flight

The final mission by Endeavour and its crew will begin this evening at 19.47 Irish time, and among those attending will be Barack Obama.