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Media Day hosted by the Tánaiste and Minister for Defence and the Chief of Staff to launch the Defence Forces Open Day 2023

Media Invite – 4.00 pm, Thursday 13 July 2023, Farmleigh House

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Mr Micheál Martin T.D. and the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Seán Clancy, will host a media day in Farmleigh House from 4.00 - 5.00 p.m on Thursday 13 July 2023. The purpose of this media day is to announce, highlight and promote the Defence Forces Open Day, which will take place in Farmleigh House on Saturday 29 July 2023.

The Defence Forces Parachute Display Team, the Black Knights will jump into Farmleigh this Thursday, weather permitting. Following this the Tánaiste and the Chief of Staff will speak about the Open Day and what you can expect to see on the day. There will also be an opportunity for photographs. 



Where: Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 

When: 4.00 – 5.00 p.m on Thursday, 13 July 2023 (Media are asked to arrive at 3.45 p.m). 

Point of Contact: Commandant Gemma Fagan, Defence Forces Press Officer; 087 248 2130. 


Should you wish to attend, please confirm the name of the journalist / photographer / cameraperson that will be attending before close of business on Wednesday 12 July to