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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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Tuesday 13th February 2018 - Messages from Overseas.

There are currently 585 Defence Forces personnel deployed to 13 different missions in 13 different countries around the world. Our personnel can only do the important work of peace because of the support they receive from their families and friends at home when they deploy.

Our largest troop missions are the 375 personnel serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the 135 personnel with the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) on the Golan Heights in Syria.

There are also a number of Defence Forces personnel deployed in the service of peace to 11 other countries including Mali, The Democratic Republic of Congo and Western Sahara.

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Press Release Date: Tuesday 13th February 2018

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Pat O'Connor

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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