2023 Veterans Day Parade

On the 1st of October 2023, the Defence Forces held the 2023 Veterans Day Parade in McKee Barracks, Dublin. Hundreds of veterans from various organisations dressed smartly in their uniforms took to the parade ground. The parade was attended by Minister of State Mr. Jack Chambers T.D. accompanied by Chief of Staff Lt General Seán […]

ONE’s 2023 Annual Convention and AGM

ONE held its 2023 Annual Convention and AGM on the 30th of September in McKee Barracks, Dublin. Branch Officers from around the country attended and voted on motions that make the organisation proactive towards ‘best practice’ and adaptable to change.  ONE CEO Cormac Kirwan was the MC for the convention and asked the room to […]

Army Apprentices generous donation to ONE

Devoy Barracks Gates Restoration Committee attended the unveiling ceremony of the painting of John Devoy at Aras Chill Dara on Friday 22nd September 2023. This was to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the closing of Devoy Barracks, Naas. The committee presented the closing balance of the Gates Restoration Fund to a representative of ONE. Pictured […]

B&Q Mahon Point’s large donation to Fuchsia Appeal

A large donation of €4,276.92 from the B&Q Store Mahon Point in Cork was recently presented to ONE board member Tracy Connolly by B&Q store supervisor Sandra O’Neill, and colleagues Pat Hogan (Veteran) and Leonard Barry, to support ONE’s charitable objectives. Pat and Tracy had previously served together in a Signals Unit (Communications) in Collins […]

Homeless Accommodation Available For Defence Forces Veterans

ONE provides 51 Beds around the country to Homeless Veterans. ONE’s services are available to ALL veterans of the Defence Forces, and our homes are available to both male and female veterans, within a safe and secure environment. From time to time, ONE will also facilitate homeless veterans from other countries living in Ireland. Most […]

Free talk on The Defence Forces in Ireland 1922-2022

As part of the Festival of History, Eoin Kinsella will give a free talk on his new book, The Defence Forces in Ireland, 1922-2022, on Tuesday 26th September 2023 at 7.00 pm at Richmond Barracks, Inchicore, Dublin 8 (doors open at 6.45 pm). For full details see: https://richmondbarracks.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/1173648267 The Irish Defence Forces, 1922–2022 By Eoin […]

CAFNBO Visits Bru na bhFiann

Pictured are members of Cumann Arachais Fear na mBuan Oglaigh (CAFNBO), who visited our main Veteran’s Home Brú an bhFiann (Home of the Brave) in Smithfield Dublin for a brief on our services and support for struggling veterans of the Defence Forces. CAFNBO is a society set up to provide insurance and distress funds for […]

Workplace Fundraisers – Are Staff Just Giving?

Workplace Fundraisers – Are Staff Just Giving? Or Are They Really Engaging with Donations and Fundraising? Everyone knows the team fundraiser is important for workplace camaraderie and morale, and there’s an idea for this year: maybe it’s a bike ride, maybe it’s a quiz, or a pie in the face… whatever it is, the activity […]

Follow ONE on social media

If you want to stay up-to-date on Irish Defence Forces Veterans Affairs and the care and support provided by us, the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel (ONE) – follow us on social media. Óglaigh Náisiúnta Na hÉireann, the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel (ONE) is a Veteran’s Organisation, a Registered Charity (RCN: 20044268) & (CHY […]

Dublin to Galway Challenge 2023

Seven members of the Defence Forces are walking from Dublin to Galway, 216km over 5 days from 21st to 25th August to raise much-needed funds for two charities. The team is Coy Sgt Martin Moules, CQMS David Bates, CQMS Darren McCarthy, Sgt Jonathan Santamaria, CQMS Peter Scully, Cpl Fran Firzhenry and Cpl Peter McCardle. They […]