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Cork City Council hosts Civic Reception for Crew of L.E. Emer

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Michael Ahern, hosted a Civic Reception for the officers and crew of the L.E. Emer in the Council Chamber, City Hall, Cork on Friday October 27 2006.

The Lord Mayor paid tribute to Lieutenant Commander Molowney and his crew for their ongoing work in Fishery and Coastal protection.

“We are, when all is said and done, first and foremost “An island nation”. Our own City crest “Statio Bene Fida Carinis - A safe harbour for ships - shows how central the ocean is to our city and country.” said the Lord Mayor. He went on to say “We owe a great deal to the officers and crew of our naval vessels and it gives me great pleasure this evening to honour you all in some small way with this Civic Reception”.

The reception fulfils a commitment made by the Lord Mayor to the crew when he participated in the annual “throwing of the dart” ceremony as one of his first official functions as Lord Mayor in July of this year.

Press Release 27/10/06.

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