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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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17th of May 2012 - Defence Forces Troops return from Tour of duty in Lebanon.

240 members of the 105th Battalion will return to Dublin Airport tomorrow, 17th of May at 1.15pm, following a six month tour of duty in Lebanon.

The troops will arrive in Terminal One to be met by families and friends.

The remaining troops of the 440-strong 105th Battalion returned to Ireland last week.

Their replacements, the 106th Battalion, who finished their deployment to Lebanon last night, will join 130 of their Finnish colleagues in theatre to form a combined Irish-Finnish Battalion under Irish command. 


Press Release Date:  17 May, 2012

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Denis Hanly

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