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 15th December 2017 - Stand Down Parade.

Following 40 years service, Commodore Hugh Tully will stand down as Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service, the occasion will be marked by an official stand down parade at 11.30am on Friday, 15th December 2017 in Haulbowline Naval Base.

Commodore Hugh Tully is currently Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service having taken over the appointment in November 2013. His 40 year career was varied, having previously been the Officer Commanding Naval Operations Command and he also commanded Ireland's Flagship, LÉ Eithne from 2006 to 2008. He served two years as a UN Military Observer with the United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO) in Israel and Lebanon and has previously commanded LÉ Aoife and LÉ Orla.

Press Release Date: Friday 15th December 2017

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Pat O'Connor

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer