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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, 25 July 2017 - Defence Forces Called on for Assistance.

Following a request for assistance the Defence Forces deployed Engineering and Army assets to assist with water shortages in Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Defence Forces are providing two 10,000lt water bowsers and four 1,000lt water bowsers to Irish Water. They are currently on route to Gormanston and once filled will be driven to designated locations in Drogheda. 27 Infantry Battalion are also providing 21 personnel, including 5 drivers, the remaining personnel will maintain the water bowsers in cooperation with Irish Water.

The Defence Forces remain ready to continue to provide assistance should they be requested to do so.


Press Release Date: Tuesday, 25 July 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