Major operation off Co Wexford coast continues – Martin

Major Operation Off Co Wexford Coast Continues – Martin
The multi-agency effort began after a ship ran aground, it is understood. Photo: PA Wire/PA Images
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By Cillian Sherlock and Jonathan McCambridge, PA

A major multi-agency operation after a boat ran aground off the coast of Wexford continues, Tánaiste Micheál Martin has said.

He said there has been strong co-operation across a number of agencies.


The Defence Forces, garda units and the Irish Coast Guard are involved.

The boat was damaged after running aground on Monday, it is understood.

A garda drug unit is involved, and two people are assisting investigators with their inquiries, it is also understood.



On Monday evening, a spokeswoman said gardaí were engaged in a “live operation”.

The Defence Forces described its response as ongoing.


Speaking about the operation as he arrived for a cabinet meeting at Government Buildings in Dublin, Mr Martin said: “I have been briefed in terms of a multi-agency operation.

“It is still ongoing so it is not right or proper of me to comment any further or speculate on it.

“But what we are witnessing is very strong co-operation across the agencies in respect of this operation.”

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