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, 07 August - Air Corps Conduct Rescue .

The Air Corps successfully completed a rescue operation of two people in distress in Dublin Bay this afternoon.

The Air Corps were conducting a routine training exercise in Dublin Bay when they were requested by the Coast Guard at 2.40pm to conduct a rescue operation. The Air Corps responded to the request immediately and dispatched an AW139 Helicopter to the scene.

The Air Corps located two individuals in the water approximately one mile off the coast of Sandymount, Dublin. The Crew of the AW139 winched two individuals to the safety of the helicopter.

Both people were flown directly to Tallaght Hospital by the Air Corps and are now in a stable condition.

It is thought the two people were walking the coast when they were swept into the sea by the tide.

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Press Release Date: 07 August 2012

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