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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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Defence Forces Information Office

The Defence Forces Information Office is responsible for providing accurate and timely information to members of the general public as well as serving and past members of the Defence Forces. The Information Office forms one of the three sections of Public Relations Section and is co located with Publications section in the Curragh Camp in Co Kildare.

The purpose of the Information Office is to provide an interface between the general public and the Defence Forces and provide members of the public with the facility to make contact with a member of the Defence Forces in a professional manner. The Information Officer will provide guidance to the general public on matters relating to Defence Forces policy and procedures and will, where appropriate, direct queries, questions and requests to the relevant office holder.

This office also has responsibility for planned public relations projects (careers exhibitions, documentary making, Defence Forces Open days etc.). It also produces promotional booklets, brochures, posters and handbooks as required.

From time to time, the Information Office assists the Defence Forces HRM Section in promoting Defence Forces careers. It is also responsible for the Defence Forces site on the Internet.

Currently, the Defence Forces Information Officer is Commandant Colin Lawlor.

Contact us:

For general information about the Defence Forces; the Information Officer can be contacted at:

Information Officer,
PR Section, Block 5,
Ceannt Bks,
Curragh Camp,
Co Kildare

Tel: 045 44 5306/ 5308
or
email: info@military.ie

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The Badge Design

The Badge design (common to all Corps and Services and all orders of dress) is derived from the badge of the Irish Volunteers and was designed by Professor Eoin MacNeill, Chairman of the National Executive of the Irish Volunteers. This badge was originally adopted by the Irish Volunteers in October 1914. [Read more]