• 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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Thursday 12 February 2015 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe a Viable IED

9.20 PM - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe a Viable Improvised Explosive Device in Drumshambo Co Leitrim[Read more]

Thursday 12th February 2015 - Commissioning Ceremony

3pm - Commissioning Ceremony for Newly Appointed Army Officers in the Curragh[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. 

Overseas Videos

  • 47th Infantry Group UNIFIL-Oct 2014

  • 44th Infantry Group return home from Syria

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

  • St Patricks Day in UNDOF Syria