‘I Am A Veteran’ – Paddy McManus

Through our new campaign, the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel (ONE) is highlighting our talented, highly skilled and diverse group of veterans, showcasing members who are making a difference in our communities and across Irish and international society.

Our sixth veteran’s story features Paddy McManus. Paddy proudly served for 40 years in the Irish Defence Forces, deploying on his first overseas mission with the United Nations in 1979. His long and distinguished career is underpinned by the values of moral courage, physical courage, respect, integrity and loyalty. Paddy is immensely proud of his overseas service on Peace Operations and feels that it fostered a heightened sense of empathy in him.

We are delighted to count Paddy as a member of ONE as he embodies how veterans continue to strengthen the nation.

For more information on ONE please visit our website (https://www.one-veterans.org​​​​) and if you are a former member of the Irish Defence Forces we encourage you to become a member of our growing network #ONE​​​​ #Veteran​​​​ #IAmAVeteran​​​​ #ProudToBeAVeteran​​​​ #IrishVeterans​​​

Video produced in partnership with the Irish Defence Forces.

Director: Karl McEneaney, Defence Forces Audio Visual Section Production Team: Karl McEneaney, Paul Keeley and Keith Harrison