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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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Thursday 06th April 2017 - Irish Troops Return to Dublin Airport.

130 Irish troops from the 54th Infantry Group, United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), will return to Terminal One, Dublin Airport tomorrow, 6th April at 6am, following a six month deployment to the Golan Heights.

The personnel will be met by their families and friends. The 54th Infantry Group are drawn primarily from 1 Brigade, with the majority of personnel coming from the West & Midlands.

Expected time of arrival 6.00am

Their replacements, the 55th Infantry Group, recently completed their deployment to the Golan Heights, having joined their UNDOF colleagues in theatre.


Press Release Date: Thursday 06th April 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