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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The Naval Service is an integral part of Óglaigh na hÉireann as the maritime component of the Defence Forces.  With a complement of 1,094 men and women drawn from the 32 counties of Ireland, the Naval Service strives to recruit the best personnel. There are two entry levels for joining the Naval Service i.e. as a Cadet or as a Recruit. Each approach offers a different career path and differing challenges. 

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