New naval ship to be called LÉ William Butler Yeats

The third naval service ship is to be called LÉ William Butler Yeats.

The ship is due to be delivered in July of next year and will be the same as the LÉ Samuel Beckett delivered in 2014 and LÉ James Joyce, which arrived in the Naval Base at Haulbowline in Co Cork last Friday.

Defence Minister Simon Coveney said it's appropriate to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats by making this announcement in Lissadell House.

The LÉ Samuel Beckett

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