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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Air Corps aircraft joins search for missing crewmen.

An Air Corps CASA Maritime Surveillance aircraft has joined the search for missing persons after a cargo ship sunk in the Irish Sea.

The Air Corps responded to the request from the Coastguard to assist in the search and diverted the aircraft from an ongoing Maritime Patrol.

The aircraft arrived on scene at 1.15pm.

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Press Release Date: 27 November July, 2011

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