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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Presidential Inauguration Ceremony .

Almost 300 members of the Defence Forces will take part in the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony in Dublin tomorrow. 

The Defence Forces involvement will include a Motorcycle Escort of Honour, a Guard of Honour, a 21 Gun Salute, an Air Corp Fly Past and the Combined Bands of the Defence Forces.

Article 13.4 of the 1937 Constitution of Ireland provides that “The supreme command of the Defence Forces is hereby vested in the President.”

Press Release Date: Thursday 10th November, 2011

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Neil Nolan

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

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