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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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Friday 22nd June 2018 - Defence Forces Commissioning Ceremony

11:45am - Naval Service Officer Commissioning Ceremony[more]

image descriptionThursday, 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]

image description Wednesday the 02nd May 2018 - Review of Troops

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

image descriptionMonday, 30th April 2018 - Army Bomb Disposal Teams Conduct Two Separate Operations

3.50pm - Army Bomb Disposal Teams Conduct Two Separate Operations in Dublin[more]

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