President attends a State Event marking the 60th Anniversary of Irish UN Peacekeeping deployments

Sun 24th Jun, 2018 | 12:00
Location: Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle

Sunday, 24th June, 2018

President attends a State Event marking the 60th Anniversary of Irish UN Peacekeeping deployments

The President addressed a special commemorative event held to honour members of the Defence Forces who have served as peacekeepers.

The event was part of a series of activities marking the 60th anniversary of first engagement by the Irish Defence Forces in international peacekeeping operations, and also marks the 40th anniversary of the Defence Forces’ involvement in Lebanon.

86 men and women of the Defence Forces and one Garda have died while serving overseas on UN missions. 
In April 2015 the President visited Irish Peacekeeping troops from the 47th Infantry, who were serving with UNIFIL as part of a joint Finnish/Irish battalion. See here.