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Government launches Be Winter Ready Information Campaign 2019-2020

The government today launched the ‘Be Winter-Ready’ 2019 -2020 Information Campaign focusing this year on the different colour codings associated with Met Éireann weather warnings.


Minister Kehoe Announces the October 2019 Release of Material from the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection

4,600 files are released relating to 1,540 individual veterans who had active service in the period between 1916 and 1923.


Minister Kehoe presides over ceremony to mark the re-commissioning of two former officers of the Air Corps

Ceremony marks re-commissioning of two former officers of the Air Corps; Lieutenant Colonel John O’Keeffe and Lieutenant Colonel Wayne Tyrrell.


Minister Kehoe reviews Irish Troops heading for service with UNIFIL

Minister Kehoe, reviewed the members of the 115th Infantry Battalion who will shortly travel overseas for service with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

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Head Office, Department of Defence
Address: Head Office, Department of Defence, Station Road, Newbridge, W12 AD93
Phone numbers: 045 492000
Emails: info@defence.ie

Department of Defence (Galway)
Address: Department of Defence, Áras an tSáile, Renmore , Galway , H91 AN2E
Phone numbers: 091 743700
Emails: info@defence.ie

Civil Defence
Address: Civil Defence , Benamore, Roscrea , E53 CY80
Phone numbers: 0505 25310
Emails: civildefence@defence.ie

Office of Emergency Planning
Address: Office of Emergency Planning, National Emergency Coordination Centre, Agriculture House (2 East), Dublin 2, Kildare St, D02 WK12
Phone numbers: 01 2373800
Emails: oep@defence.ie