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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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Tuesday 06 March 2012 - Naval Service & Air Corps Join Search.

The LE Ciara has assumed the role of on scene coordinator in the search for a missing crewman from a merchant vessel off the East Coast.

The Air Corps have also deployed a CASA Maritime Surveillance aircraft to assist with the search using its specialist maritime surveillance suite.

The LE Ciara is co-coordinating the search between the Defence Forces, the Coastguard and UK search assets.

The LE Ciara is currently shadowing the Antiguan registered 'Sehn Sirius' on a retracing route from South to North to search for the missing crewman.

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Press Release Date: Tuesday 6th March 2012

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Denis Hanly

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer

Web: www.military.ie