60 Years Peacekeeping1958 - 2018

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of Ireland's first Peacekeeping deployment in 1958.

Since then, Ireland have maintained the longest unbroken service on the front line of peace with over 70,000 individual tours of duty completed by the men and women of Óglaigh na hÉireann.

This year, we remember the 87 members of the Defence Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of Peace.

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Friday 22nd December 2017 - Taoiseach visits UNIFIL.

Earlier today An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar accompanied by Minister with Responsibility for Defence Mr Paul Kehoe TD and Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Mark Mellett DSM, visited the men and women of the 111th Infantry Battalion who are deployed on a six month tour of duty with UNIFIL, in South Lebanon.

For images of today's visit please go to the following link

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Press Release Date: Friday 22nd December 2017

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