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Minister Coveney attends Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony
of the 53rd Naval Service Cadet Class.

Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., this morning (Monday 21st September 2015) attended the Naval Service Commissioning Ceremony of the 53rd
Naval Service Cadet Class at the Naval Base, in Haulbowline, Co. Cork.

Speaking at the Commissioning Ceremony, Minister Coveney offered his congratulations to the newly commissioned officers and remarked that “
I offer my warmest congratulations to all of you for the commitment you are making to the State. Each one of you, together with your families and friends, can be justifiably proud of your achievement”.

Minister Coveney also paid tribute to the ongoing humanitarian work being carried out by the Naval Service in the Mediterranean “The actions of both the L Eithne and L Niamh have highlighted the capability and commitment that has always been the hallmark of Ireland’s Naval Service”. The Minister said that the L.. Samuel Beckett will be deployed to the Mediterranean from the end of September until the end of November this year and stated that “The people of Ireland can truly be proud of the marvellous work the Naval Service has done and is continuing to do and I wish them every continued success with their work”.


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