The LÉ Samuel Beckett with more than 500 migrants on board during its operations in the Mediterranean in 2016.

The LÉ Samuel Beckett is returning to the Mediterranean as part of the European Union’s efforts to disrupt people smuggling and also to rescue migran(...)

The LÉ Samuel Beckett  during a rescue operation in the Mediterranean on Wednesday. Photograph: Defence Forces

The LÉ Samuel Beckett has rescued 118 migrants from a rubber vessel during an operation in the Mediterranean, 40 nautical miles northeast of Tripoli, (...)