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The Irish Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Aisling: originally sold to a Dutch firm and later sold by a company in the United Arab Emirates to one of the participants in the civil war in Libya

The former Irish Naval Service patrol ship, the LÉ Aisling, was sold to one of the participants in the civil war in Libya last year in breach of a UN (...)

The  LÉ Aisling in Cork Harbour. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Details of how a decommissioned Irish naval vessel, the LÉ Aisling, sold by the Government for €110,000 in 2017, was bought by a Libyan warlord for $1(...)

The Irish teams in Tripoli in 1989

“It may not have been the brightest thing anyone ever did in football,” offers Brian Kerr early during In League with Gaddafi (RTÉ Two, Monday) a bris(...)

Migrants sit on the floor at a detention centre in Libya’s Tajoura. Among those sheltering in the GDF are hundreds of survivors of the July Tajoura detention centre bombing, in which at least 53 refugees and migrants were killed. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP via Getty Images

Until the middle of this year, long-suffering refugees in war-torn Libya called the UN Refugee Agency’s gathering and departure facility (GDF) in Trip(...)

Migration figures across the Mediterranean from North Africa and the Middle East to European Union member-states like Greece, Italy, Malta, Cyprus and(...)

EU commissioner for international co-operation and development Neven Mimica: has announced a €10.3 million support package for the Rwandan evacuation programme. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet

In the early hours of Monday morning, more than 100 men, women, and children disembarked a flight in Kigali International Airport, taking what they ho(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron told the Economist that “we are currently experiencing . . . the brain death of Nato” and Europe “must regain military sovereignty”. Photograph: Johanna Geron/Reuters

The mostly ageing audience of academics, defence officials and parliamentarians were not the sort of people one associates with exuberance. But the mo(...)

 Aoife Ní Mhurchú of Medicines Sans Frontiers Ireland met with Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, above,  on Thursday. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Irish taxpayers are “funding” human rights abuses and “moral crimes” in the Mediterranean, an Irish nurse working in the region has warned. Aoife Ní (...)

Members of the Defence Forces and Government officials have started a “Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation” to repatriate Islamic State supporter Lisa Smith and her young daughter.  File photograph: BBC screengrab

Members of the Defence Forces and Government officials have started a “Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation” to repatriate Islamic State supporter Lisa (...)

This file image made from video posted on a militant website April 29th this year purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, being interviewed by his group’s Al-Furqan media outlet. Photograph: Al-Furqan media via AP

The death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the brutal ideologue who led Islamic State, is a severe blow to a network whose capabilities have been badly degrad(...)

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