A new naval vessel has been formally commissioned at a ceremony in Galway.
After an address by the Taoiseach at Galway Harbour this afternoon, the LÉ William Butler Yeats was officially named by a granddaughter of the poet, Caitriona Yeats.
The formal commissioning followed, before Lieutenant Commander Eric Timon led the crew aboard.
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The LÉ William Butler Yeats replaces the LÉ Aisling in the naval fleet, after the latter was decommissioned last May.
The new Naval Service vessel, LÉ William Butler Yeats, was today formally commissioned at a ceremony in Galway pic.twitter.com/xMdbHla85p— RTÉ News (@rtenews) October 17, 2016