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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Saturday 5th December - People of the Year Awards 2015.

Tonight the Naval Service, on behalf of the men and women of Óglaigh na hÉireann, were awarded a 2015 People of the Year Award, due to the outstanding work of the Army, Air Corps and Naval Service, not to mention the fantastic support all members receive from families and loved ones.


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Press Release Date: Saturday 5th December 2015

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Seán Ó Fátharta

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer