Fine Gael Defence Spokesperson David Stanton TD has welcomed the Government's decision to committ 440 troops to UNIFIL. It is expected that these members of the Defence Forces will be deployed to Lebanon in the first half of next year.
Fine Gael Spokesman for Defence, David Stanton T.D. has called on the Minister to seek out an early opportunity to deploy the Defence Forces force to a battalion sized mission overseas to ensure Ireland maintains their hard earned reputation as a world class peace support force and to maintain the highest standards of a professional military force.
Fine Gael Spokesman for Defence, David Stanton T.D., has today (Friday) paid tribute to the Defence Forces on the 50th anniversary of the first deployment of Irish peacekeepers to the Congo, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf in the pursuit of peace.