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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Return from Tour of Duty in Lebanon.

218 members of the 104th Battalion will return to Dublin Airport tomorrow, 24th of November at 1.00pm, following a six month tour of duty in Lebanon.

The troops will arrive in Terminal One to be met by families and friends.

The first contingent of 220 troops returned to Ireland on 17th of November to a very warm recepion at Dublin Ariport.

Press Release Date: 24th November, 2011

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Neil Nolan

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer