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STATE CEREMONY 60th ANNIVERSARY OF PARTICIPATION BY IRELAND IN UN PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS - 24th JUNE 2018

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A State ceremony to mark the 60th Anniversary of participation by Ireland in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations will be held in Dublin Castle on Sunday 24th June 2018 commencing at 12.00 noon.

The event, which will be led by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, will celebrate Ireland’s service and commitment to UN peacekeeping participation by the Defence Forces, An Garda Síochána and civilian personnel since 1958. A wreath will be laid in honour of all Irish personnel who died while on U.N. service.  20 IUNVA members are required as flag bearers.

The Ceremony will conclude at 12.45 pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend the ceremony and should be in position in the designated public viewing area in Dublin Castle, no later than 11.30 a.m. as there will be limited capacity at this standing event.

United Nations vehicles and equipment will be on display in the Lower Yard, Dublin Castle throughout the day. For public relations purposes photographs may be taken throughout this event and made publicly available.

IUNVA have been issued with invitations for 1 member of each post to officially attend, members with no invitations are also welcome to attend in public viewing area.

The National Executive Committee wish to thank all members who attended this event.  Special thanks to the Flag Bearers who stood in sweltering heat for over an hour, a credit to all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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