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 16th July, 2013 - Green Paper on Defence.

Following Government approval to prepare a new White Paper on Defence, the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D. today published a Green Paper on Defence and initiated a broad public consultative process.

The Green Paper is intended to inform and stimulate debate on Defence matters and to focus attention on the policy questions that the new White Paper must address. The Minister is seeking inputs from all interested parties.

Read the complete statement on the Department of Defence site