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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# LE Eithne

Last year
2022
# Orla Ciara Eithne
The Naval Service is retiring three ships next week - and one might become a floating museum
The vessels, the LÉ Eithne, LÉ Orla and LÉ Ciara have all reached the end of their service life.
All time
# LE Eithne
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.
# lifesavers
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
Irish naval vessel rescues over 180 refugees in the Mediterranean
The LÉ Eithne is now enroute to assist in another rescue operation.
# Rescued
Irish Navy rescues over 700 people off Libyan coast
A baby girl was born on the LE Eithne.
# LE Eithne
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.
# lé james joyce
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.
# migrant crisis
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.
# hello sailor
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.
# cough up
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
The Irish Navy has saved the lives of almost 600 people
the Lé Eithne has been operating in the Mediterranean since last month.
# Mediterranean
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.
# migrant crisis
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
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
Further 310 migrants rescued by Irish Naval ship this morning
The crew has now rescued 1,064 migrnats in the Mediterranean.
# Mediterranean
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.
# migrant crisis
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.
# Saved
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.
# up anchor
These Irish seamen are setting sail for the Mediterranean today
There’s 68 on board the LÉ Eithne.
# Mediterranean
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.
# Michael D
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.