I doubt if the civil servants in the Department of Defence in Dublin ever dreamed that the day would dawn when they would have to dispatch an Irish naval vessel to the Mediterranean to rescue drowning illegal migrants en route from Africa to Europe.
Within days of arrival the LÉ Eithne has successfully begun its duties, which gives an indication of the urgency of the problem.
To date, the EU has been leaving the...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
All Digital Access + eReader
Unlimited Access for 1 Month
Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.
€149 For the 1st Year
Unlimited Access for 1 Year
90 Day Pass
Get a Business Account for you and your team