Mediterranean rescue missions

 

Sir, – More than 16,000 migrants have been rescued by the Irish Naval Service in the Mediterranean. Having taken in more than 640,000 mainly African migrants, Italy has closed its ports.

Will the LÉ Samuel Beckett and the LÉ Niamh now bring the rescued directly to Cobh? – Yours, etc,

Dr JOHN DOHERTY,

Gaoth Dobhair,

Co Dhún na nGall.