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Press Notice from the Department of Defence Press Office

th May 2014

Naming and Commissioning Ceremonies of the Naval Service Vessel

L.. Samuel Beckett

The Taoiseach and Minister for Defence, Mr. Enda Kenny, T.D., will host the naming and Commissioning Ceremonies for the new Naval Service vessel L.. Samuel Beckett. Ms. Caroline Murphy, niece of Mr. Samuel Beckett, will perform the naming ceremony. The Taoiseach will then present the Commissioning Warrant to the ship’s Captain, Commander Ken Minehane.

You are invited to send a representative to this event

Date: Saturday, 17th May 2014

Time: 10a.m.

Venue: Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2


Please bring appropriate NUJ/PPAI photographic ID.

Members of the Media wishing to attend are requested to be in position on the quayside by 9:20A.M.

Please note that access to the vessel may be limited during parts of the ceremonies due to space restrictions on board. Every effort will be made by the Press Officers to facilitate access

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