Members of  Irish Navy vessel LÉ Niamh rescue refugees in the ongoing humanitarian mission in the Mediterranean.

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh is due into the Sicilian port of Messina this morning with the bodies of 14 migrants, along with 453 people res(...)

A family is identified as they disembark from LÉ Niamh at the Palermo harbour in Sicily, Italy. Photograph: Alessandro Fucarini /AP Photo

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh has rescued another 358 people in the Mediterranean. The patrol ship picked up the migrants in a wooden barge a(...)

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh has rescued 98 migrants from a rubber craft in the Mediterranean on its first mission since taking up humanitarian rescue duty.

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh has rescued over 360 migrants from the Mediterranean in its first two missions since taking up station in the a(...)

Matthew VanDyke: busy sending US military veterans to train Iraqis on the other side of the fight

The last time Matthew VanDyke saw US journalist James Foley, they were running through war-torn Aleppo in Syria avoiding snipers. Foley became the mo(...)

Migrants picked up by LÉ Eithne crew earlier this month. Photograph: LÉ Eithne

Some 593 people have been rescued from six vessels off the Libyan coast by the Irish ship LÉ Eithne. The Defence Forces said the rescue operations co(...)

Crew from the LÉ Eithne set about rescuing migrants off the coast of Libya early on Monday, June 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Defence Forces

Some 519 migrants were rescued from three separate vessels by the LÉ Eithne in seas northwest of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday. Also on Monday(...)

An image of an recent LÉ Eithne rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Lé Eithne located and rescued 367 migrants from a wooden barge off the coast of Libya on Monday. The Irish naval vessel came to the aid of those o(...)

UN special envoy Bernardino Leon. Libya’s official parliament  has rejected Mr Leon’s proposal for a unity government as part of efforts to end the country’s power struggle. Photograph: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images

Libya’s elected parliament rejected a UN draft proposal to form a unity government and has withdrawn from talks aimed at ending the country’s cripplin(...)

113 migrants are rescued by the Irish Naval Services vessel LÉ Eithne on Saturday, June 5th. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces 0:56

Irish Naval Service vessel the LÉ Eithne arrived at Taranto Port in Italy at about 8am on Monday after rescuing 399 migrants in the Mediterranean. It(...)

LÉ Eithne crew responding to a distress call from a migrant boat in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces/Flickr

Naval Service personnel have rescued 12 men drifting in the Mediterranean in a boat with no fuel or drinking water. The African migrants, who were try(...)