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Thursday, 17th May 2018 - Irish Troops Return to Dublin Airport

4.30pm - Irish Troops Return to Dublin Airport Following a Six Month Deployment with UNIFIL in South Lebanon[more]

Wednesday the 02nd May 2018 - Review of Troops

11am - Review of the Lebanon Bound 112th Infantry Battalion[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. 

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