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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Road Side Bomb - Lebanon.

It has been reported that a roadside bomb has targeted a UNIFIL patrol near Tyre, Lebanon approx 30 km North West of the HQ of the Irish unit based in Tibnin, South Lebanon.

Five French Peacekeepers are reported injured, NO Irish personnel were involved in the incident.


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Press Release Date:  9 December, 2011

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