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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Friday 01 June 2012 - Change of Command Ceremony on Naval Service Ship LE Roisin.

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Andrew Montague along with the Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service, Commodore Mark Mellett will be on board the Naval Service vessel L.E. RÓISíN for the Command Handover Ceremony on Dublin's Sir John Rogerson's Quay on Friday the 1st of June 2012 at 4pm.

L.É. RÓISíN was adopted by the City of Dublin in 2000 and has maintained a strong connection with the City since.

Lieutenant Commander Terry Ward, who is originally from Dublin, will take over command from Lieutenant Commander Peter Twomey.

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Press Release Date: Thursday 31 May 2012

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Press Officer: Comdt. Denis Hanly

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