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 Publications

The Defence Forces publish many Publications throughout the year. The following publications have been sanctioned for general distribution:

Department of Defence Forces and Defence Forces Annual Reports

Each year the Defence Forces in conjunction with the Department of Defence publish an annual Report.

List and view the DOD & Defence Forces Annual Reports

Defence Forces Review

From time to time the Defence Forces publish reviews.

List and view the Defence Forces Reviews

Defence Forces Strategy Statements

The Defence Forces will publish strategy statements.

List and view the Defence Forces Strategy Statements

Miscellaneous Reports

All other reports that are published by the Department of Defence or reports published by the Department of Defence in conjunction with the Defence Forces will be listed under this section.

List and view Defence Forces Miscellaneous Reports

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]