Rathcormac man on ‘life aboard LÉ Eithne’

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Rathcormac man on ‘life aboard LÉ Eithne’

In an interview with The Avondhu this week, Denis gave us an insight into the ongoing crisis, the logistics of rescuing over 3,000 men, women and children …

Sunday, 8 November 2015
8:00 AM GMT



“Before we headed out we knew what was going on down there, but not to the scale when you see it with your own two eyes.”

During its nine-week mission in the Mediterranean Sea earlier this year, Irish Naval Service ship LÉ Eithne saved 3,3776 migrants who were attempting to flee war-torn and poverty-stricken countries.

One of the 72-crew members on LÉ Eithne was 23-year-old Denis Keane from Rathcormac. This week, The Avondhu sat down with Denis to get a first-hand understanding of the ongoing crisis, the logistics of rescuing over 3,000 men, women and children and an insight into the struggles of the fleeing migrants.

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