1970 - 1990

Through the 1970's and 80's the Irish Defence Forces was heavily involved with protecting the state during the Troubles. Operations were extensive across the country and often the soldiers were ill equipped for the task. However the men were trained well and dedicated, protecting the State during a turbulent time. In addition the UN mission in Lebanon (UNIFIL) allowed soldiers to travel and work as part of an international peace keeping mission.





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5th Infantry Battalion Association

  • C/O NCO's Mess ,
    Mckee Barracks ,
    Blackhorse Ave, Dublin 7
  • Tel:

email: info@5thbattalionassociation.com

Of Interest

  • www.military.ie
  • www.defence.ie
  • www.2fara.wordpress.com
  • www.idfva.ie
  • www.pdforra.ie
  • www.friendsofgarrison.com
  •  www.dfmagazine.ie
  • www.1916tour.ie
  • www.maritimeinjurycenter.com/jones-act