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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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Thursday 23 November - Defence Forces Deploy Personnel to Assist in Flood Relief .

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The Defence Forces have deployed 33 personnel and five 4x4 trucks to assist with flood relief works in Mountmellick and Portarlington this morning.The troops deployed following a request from Laois Co Co and left the Defence Forces Training Centre in the Curragh at 8am this morning.The Defence Forces personnel will bring speciialist equipment to assist in flood defence, mobility and clean up taskings.


Press Release Date: Thursday 23 November

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