ONE Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 4 December 2023 is out now.

ONE Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 4 December 2023 is out now. This version is interactive and you can click on links. Topics include: Please share with your family and friends. Download the newsletter here: Newsletter #DefenceForces #Veterans #Charity #Newsletter #Homeless #Homelessness #MentalHealth #Wellbeing #Wellness #SCAR #Support #Comradeship #Advocacy #Remembrance #NoIrishVeteranLeftBehind #CounsellingServices #VeteranSupport #Fundraising #VeteransAffairs #Veteran […]

Niemba Ambush Survivor Joseph Fitzpatrick passes away (Dec 5th)

Sadly the remaining survivor of the Niemba Ambush Joseph Fitzpatrick passed away on the 5th Dec 2023. Joseph is pictured here with fellow survivor Tom Kenny (Tom passed away on 30th Oct 2021). The 63rd Anniversary of the Niemba Ambush was remembered recently in Dublin, more here: FITZPATRICK, Joseph (Cabra, Dublin) (formerly of the Irish […]

EMPOWERING VETERANS: The Mission of Óglaigh Náisiúnta na hÉireann

By Cormac Kirwan, CEO of ONE  Photo/Graphics by Wayne Fitzgerald INTRODUCTION Óglaigh Náisiúnta na hÉireann (Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel – ONE) is a Veterans Organisation, a Registered Charity, a Company Limited by Guarantee, an Approved Housing Body, and a Sustainable Energy Community for veterans of the Defence Forces. ONE was established on 10 March […]

Free 24/7 Mental Wellbeing Support Programme

At the recent launch of ONE’s Annual Fuchsia Appeal in Brú na bhFiann (Home of the Brave), in Smithfield, Dublin, Colm Campbell, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of ONE announced, “Today, we are extending our Mental Health Support Service by launching a 24/7 helpline for all veterans of the Defence Forces operated by Laya […]

ONE Newsletter Vol 2 Issue 3 October 2023 is out now.

This version is interactive and you can click on links. ONE’s 14th Annual Fuchsia Appeal launch to help struggling veterans is the main article. Other topics include: ONE’s Annual Convention and AGM was held on the 30th of September in McKee Barracks, Dublin. The Branch of the Year was awarded to the Sgt Pat Mulcahy […]

Veterans’ Charity announces expansion of Veteran Homes and services for 2023 Fuchsia Appeal

ONE (Óglaigh Náisiúnta Na hÉireann, the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel) announces a 56% increase in accommodation and additional mental health support for a growing number of at-risk veterans. ONE today announced plans to expand its Veteran Homes and Mental Health Support services, following a further rise in demand. The expansion of professional services, which […]

Dublin 2 Galway Challenge 2023

Army personnel to march over 200 km from Dublin to Galway for Irish charities. Irish Defence Forces members to walk 129 miles across Ireland over four days to raise vital funds for ONE and the Irish Cancer Society. Seven serving Irish Defence Forces’ personnel are today 21st August 2023, beginning their arduous march from Dublin […]


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By Tomas Keating / Western People A Veteran Support Officer (VSO) in an Irish Defence Forces charity has said there is a rise in alcoholism and post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) among veterans in Ireland. Longford native Steven Shields is a VSO with Irish Defence Forces’ charity ONE – Óglaigh Náisiúnta na hÉireann (or the Organisation of […]

Sponsored mountain climb to take place in aid of Defence Forces veterans

By Donal O’Keeffe / ECHO Live Every year for the past decade or so, the volunteers at Cork Penny Dinners have held a memorial walk in memory of John Cunningham, raising funds for good causes in his name. A sponsored climb of Ireland’s highest mountain will attempt to raise funds to help veterans of the […]