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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.

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07th November 2pm - Ministerial Review of the Lebanon Bound 42nd Infantry Group.

Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter, T.D. accompanied by the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Conor O'Boyle, will review the troops of the 42nd Infantry Group on Thursday the 7th of November in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines, Dublin.

The Lord Mayor of Dublin is being represented by Councillor Rory Mc Ginley.

Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Ray Yorke, the 115 troops of the 42nd Infantry Group have been in training for the past five weeks and will depart for a six month tour of duty in Lebanon this month on peacekeeping duties with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

Drawn primarily from the 2nd Brigade of the Army (Northern half of the country), the 42nd Infantry Group will replace the 108th IrishFinn Battalion who were deployed in May of this year.

The ceremonial occasion will consist of a parade, Ministerial Inspection and address followed by a march past within the barracks. The parade will be attended by the families of the members of the 42nd Infantry Group and invited guests. 


Press Release Date: Tuesday 13 Aug 2013

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Press Officer: Comdt. Denis Hanly

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

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