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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: -1°C

# LE Niamh

This year
Two naval ships to be tied up as staffing crisis deepens in Irish Navy
News of the mothballing of the ships comes just a day before Minister for Defence Micheál Martin visits troops in Lebanon.
All time
Fire breaks out on Irish navy vessel in Cork
The fire occurred on the LÉ Niamh.
French fishing vessel detained off Cork coast for alleged breach of fishing regulations
The vessel is the 9th to be seized so far this year off Irish waters.
Five arrested over migrant drowning incident
Irish Defence Forces members are to get counselling after rescuing hundreds of migrants
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.
Irish sailors have saved 358 migrants drifting in a wooden barge
The LÉ Niamh is patrolling the Mediterranean.
Mother and baby 'doing well' after childbirth aboard LÉ Niamh
The baby – who is four weeks premature – has been taken to hospital in Italy.
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.
Ireland has just sent its second ship to the Mediterranean
LÉ Niamh is set to replace the LÉ Eithne.
LÉ Niamh comes to the aid of capsized boat in Cork Harbour
Two men were found standing on top of upturned craft, and brought back to shore for medical attention.
Trawler detained off Kerry coast for alleged breach of fishing laws
The vessel is now being handed over to gardaí by the Naval Service.
French fishing vessel detained off Kerry coast
The Irish Naval Service detained the vessel earlier today and is now escorting it to Castletownbere in Cork where it will be handed over to gardaí.
VIDEO: Here's how the Naval Service boards a suspected drug-smuggling ship
The Defence Forces have made this video showing the work of the armed teams who search suspect vessels suspected of smuggling drugs into Ireland.
VIDEOS: Man rescued after yacht fire near Kinsale
The Naval Service Vessel LE Niamh was deployed for the rescue.
Irish boat detained by Naval Service over fishing rules
The boat was stopped at around 2.30am this morning off the Cork coast.