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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26 Aug 2015 - White Paper on Defence published.

Earlier today Minister for Defence, Mr Simon Coveney T.D. published the new White Paper on Defence. The White Paper sets out Ireland’s defence policy framework for the next decade.

Please click here to view the White Paper.