Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (112)

Clare Daly

Question:

112. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence further to Parliamentary Question No. 61 of 8 May 2019, the action that will be taken against those involved in or permitting the exercises in question (details supplied). [22015/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The three Royal Navy University training boats were in Ireland as part of a routine visit.  These boats are part of the University Royal Naval Unit fleet, whose primary role is undergraduate sea training in navigational skills and seamanship to prepare university students for a career in the Royal Navy.  The Irish Naval Service availed of the opportunity to conduct professional maritime training (non-military) whilst the vessels were in Ireland as part of a routine visit.