Plaque Unveiled for Pte Matthew Farrell, 33 Inf Bn

Yesterday, 7th November 2021, a plaque honouring Pte Matthew Farrell and erected by ONE was unveiled at Proper Fingal Day Services Centre by his nephew P.J. Farrell. We are remembering and honouring Pte Matthew Farrell, who was a Medical Orderly, 2 Hospital Company and 33 Infantry Battalion, United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC). The ceremony […]

Niemba 61st Anniversary Video

Niemba 61st Anniversary On the 8th of November 1960, nine brave men of the 33 Infantry Battalion were killed in the cause of peace in Niemba while serving with the United Nations in the Congo (ONUC). The names of the fallen are listed below together with their home units. ROLL OF HONOUR Lieutenant Kevin Gleeson […]

Veteran Support Centre Opens in Dublin

Support Centre for Irish Defence Forces veterans opens in Dublin Today the Defence Forces and ONE launched the first of four new Veteran Support Centres for ex-military personnel. The Centre, located at Cathal Brugha Barracks in Rathmines Dublin, provides veterans with advice, information and an opportunity to bond with fellow veterans, in an effort to provide […]

61st Anniversary of the Niemba Ambush

Today the annual ceremony to mark the 61st Anniversary of the Niemba Ambush took place in Cathal Brugha Barracks. Ollie O’Connor, ONE CEO welcomed all those in attendance. The 33 Inf Bn was dispatched on 16th August 1960 to the Congo, this was following a further UN request for more troops. 33 Inf Bn was […]

Jadotville Challenge Awards Presentations

On the 5th November 2021, the Defence Forces community came together in Custume Barracks, Athlone, to present the awards to participants of this year’s virtual Jadotville Challenge fundraising event for ONE. The aim of the Jadotville Challenge was to complete a total of 24,000km, which is the approximate equivalent of the round trip from Athlone, […]