The Irish Naval ship, LÉ Róisín, has left the Irish Naval Base at Haulbowline in Cork Harbour and is heading to the Mediterranean on a three-month humanitarian mission to aid migrants fleeing Syria, as well as other Middle Eastern and African countries. This is the fourth such mission of the Irish Naval Service in the past year.
LÉ Róisín departed at midday on Sunday, 1st May bound for the Mediterranean to assist in rescuing and alleviating the plight of refugees. On the ship are 200 “Comfort Teddies”, knitted by members and friends of Cork, Cloyne and Ross Mothers’ Union which will be given to refugee children. Diocesan President of the Mothers’ Union, Patsy Devoy, was on board with her husband Robert and with her granddaughter to hand over the teddies.