• Overseas Organisation

    Today approximately 437 Personnel are serving overseas

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  • Current Missions

    Lebanon 2011, Same but Different

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  • Overseas History

    A proud tradition of participation in peace support operations

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  • Co-Operation in Europe

    Since 2009 The Defence Forces participates in the EU Battle Group

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  • Ireland and the United Nations

    Over 50 years of service

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  • Overseas Training

    Mission Readiness

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  • Overseas

    News and Events

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news

24th September 2014 - Joint Task Forces Seizes Illegal Narcotics

6pm - Joint Task Forces Seizes Illegal Narcotics at Sea[Read more]

22 August 2014 - The Final Defence Forces Military Guard Ceremony National Memorial

9am - The Final Defence Forces Military Guard Ceremony National Memorial, Merrion Square Park-23rd August 2014 [Read more]

Defence Forces - Overseas

Irelands Involvement with the UN

Ireland became a member of the United Nations in 1955. Since 1958, the Defence Forces have a continuous presence on peace support operations, mainly in the Middle East. However, in recent years, following the end of the cold war, Defence Forces personnel have also found themselves in many other parts of the globe as peace-keepers. 


View Irish Defence Forces Overseas Missions in a larger Google Maps [External website]

Overseas Videos

  • Arrival Home of the 42nd Inf Bn UNIFIL- Dublin Airport

  • St Patricks Day in UNDOF Syria

  • 105 Battalion Returns Home from Lebanon

  • Lebanon Mission Readiness Exercise