Almost 1,700 Defence Forces members served in UN operations in 2018

Almost 1,700 members of the Defence Forces served in United Nations and Irish Government-mandated operations in 14 countries around the world in 2018, according to data published on Friday by the military.

In addition, at home, the Army conducted almost 200 operations at the request of An Garda Síochána, many of them involving explosive ordnance disposal carried out by bomb disposal experts from the Ordnance Corps, as well as assisting in search operations and a variety of escort types.

In a yet-to-be-finalised audit for the year, a picture emerges of the wide range of activities carried out by the Defence Forces.

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Source: The Irish Times