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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 22 December 2017 - Fire at Naval Base.

At approx 8.30pm, on Thursday 21 December 2017, a fire broke out on the upper floor of a disused building at the Naval Base, Haulbowline.

Two Units of Carrigaline Fire Service, along side Naval Service fire crews tended the fire and were assisted by a further three units from Midleton, Crosshaven and Cork.

An Garda Síochana also attended the scene and the surrounding area was evacuated as a precaution.

There are no casualties and fire crews have extinguished the fire.

A full investigation will be carried out in order to establish the cause of the fire.


Press Release Date: Friday 22 December 2017

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Pt O'Connor

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer