The Irish Times website has revealed the Irish government's plans to send an Irish Naval patrol vessel to Libya as part of Operation Irini, to help enforce the United Nations arms embargo on Libya.

“Irish Minister of Defense, Tánaiste Micheál Martin, told the Dáil he is seeking approval to deploy a single Naval Service patrol vessel to Operation Irini for a period of 46 days during June and July this year”, the Irish Times said.

He added that the ship will be positioned in the area of operations for 34 days and the remaining days will be spent travelling to and from the mission area, indicating that it will be the first operational overseas deployment of an Irish Naval ship since 2018, and only the third such mission in Naval Service history.