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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03 March 2014 - Presentation of International Caps.

Today at FAI Headquarters Abbotstown; Minister for State Mr Paul Keogh TD, Ireland Soccer Manager Martin O'Neill and Assistant Manager Roy Keane presented the Irish Defence Forces soccer team with their International Caps, in recognition for competing in International fixtures against Germany, the RAF, the French Armed Forces, the Dutch military and other international military fixtures.

Minister for State Paul Keogh TD said "The Defence Forces have a long history of sporting renown and have been affiliated to the FAI since its inception in 1923. To represent ones country is a noble achievement and one that you should all be proud of. That you represent Ireland on the pitch, and also at home and abroad in the uniforms of Oglaigh na hEireann, is something that should be cherished."  

Press Release Date: 03 March 2014

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