Ceremony for Irish Defence Forces taking place at Dublin Castle today

Ceremony for Irish Defence Forces taking place at Dublin Castle today

All serving members of the Defence Forces will receive a 1916 Centenary Commemorative Medal this year.

The medals will be presented at 11 different ceremony's around the country over the coming weeks - including one today at Dublin Castle. Minister with Responsibility for Defence is Paul Kehoe: “Any member who served in the Irish Defence Forces between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016, will receive this very special commorative medal.

“This is a very important ceremony today in Dublin Castle where it will be attended by the President and the Tanaiste as well as myself,

“And I am very much looking forward to meeting the members of the irish Defence Forces over the coming weeks while I present this medal at 11 different locations across the country.


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