Ken Minehane

2 results

The LÉ ‘Niamh’: was under orders from “Dublin” not to proceed within 16 nautical miles of the Libyan coast for safety reasons.

The Naval Service has said it stands over the actions of the LÉ Niamh when it came under pressure from the Italian coastguard during a rescue of some (...)

The LÉ Niamh had informed the Italian coastguard it was too dangerous to proceed to the vessel as it was too close to the Libyan coast, according to extracts of recordings cited in evidence during a trial in Palermo, Sicily.

Tensions between the Italian coastguard and a Naval Service patrol ship have emerged during a trial of three Libyan men accused of people trafficking (...)