• 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

Tue 21st Oct 2014 - President Michael D Higgins to visit Defence Forces Mission Readiness Exercise

10 am - President Michael D Higgins to visit Defence Forces Mission Readiness Exercise 47th Infantry Group, UNIFIL, (Lebanon)[Read more]

Sat 18 October 2014 - Deputy Chief of Staff Operations Presents Medals

2.10 pm Sat 18 October 2014 - Deputy Chief of Staff Operations Presents Medals to Defence Forces Personnel, Lebanon[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. 


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Overseas Videos

  • 44th Infantry Group return home from Syria

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

  • St Patricks Day in UNDOF Syria

  • 105 Battalion Returns Home from Lebanon