About Overseas Deployments
Read about Ireland's contribution to peacekeeping deployments across the world
Since 1958 Irish soldiers have served on peacekeeping missions all over the world. The Defence Forces have a proud record of unbroken peacekeeping service since then. Read about some of those past missions.
Read about the our current deployments in Africa, The Middle East and Europe.
The Battlegroup (BG) is a specific form of the EU’s rapid response elements and is one possible answer to the timely provision of the necessary capabilities for an EU rapid response operation.
Pre Deployment Training
Before deployment each leading Brigade will carry out Mission Readiness Exercices for its Battalion. The United Nations Training School Ireland (UNTSI) also has a part to play in the preparation of personnel to serve overseas.