Crew from the Irish Navy ship LE Eithne rescuing 12 people from a small boat in  the Mediterranean in 2015. File Photograph: Irish Defence Forces/PA Wire

The European Union is ending maritime operations in the southern Mediterranean. The change means that the Irish Naval Service ship, the LÉ Eithne, w(...)

The LÉ Niamh. Between October and December last the Irish Naval ship  directly rescued 613 people and helped other ships to rescue 107 more

The Government is expected on Tuesday to agree to send two Naval Service ships to the Mediterranean in an effort to help the European Union’s mission (...)