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Navy set to stay in Mediterranean
01 Sep 2015 19:07
Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has said he will bring a report to the Cabinet tomorrow recommending the renewal of the Irish Navy's presence in the Mediterranean.
The Navy's rescue operations are continuing in the region as thousands of people attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea, fleeing sub-Saharan African countries, in an attempt to gain entry into Europe.
Mr Coveney also defended Ireland's stance on taking in refugees, saying we had been "open and generous" on the issue.
Ireland has agreed to relocate over 1,000 refugees.
But he said there was a limit to what Ireland could do from a housing and supports perspective.

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