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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01 January 2016 - Army Support to Flood Relief Efforts.

Defence Forces Deployments 6.45 pm 01 January 2016.

The Army has deployed troops to several locations throughout Friday 01 January 2016 to support Local Authorities and communities in their flood relief efforts.

Cork: Transportation to facilitate access at Carraigrohane Straight.

Clare: Transportation and Water Pumps in Clonlara.

Galway: Troops and transport for sandbag filling and distribution in Gort.

Kilkenny: Troops and transportation for sandbag filling and distribution in Callan.

Westmeath: Preparation and delivery of meals to workers manning pumps overnight and during the day in Deerpark Road and The Strand in Athlone.

Westmeath: Troops and transportation for sandbag filling and distribution in Athlone.

Troops remain on standby in Barracks throughout the country to deploy on request from Local Authorities.

Press Release Date: Friday 1 January 2016

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Seán Ó Fátharta

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer