Earlier today 3rd November 2023, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Daithí de Róiste, visited ONE’s Veterans’ Home Brú na bhFiann (Home of the Brave) in Smithfield, Dublin.
Cllr de Róiste received a strategic briefing from ONE’s CEO Cormac Kirwan and Board Chairperson Colm Campbell, along with a briefing and tour of this 35-bedroom facility by house managers Richard Dillon and Sinéad Black.
Óglaigh Náisiúnta Na hÉireann, the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel (ONE) is a Veteran’s Organisation, a Registered Charity, a Company Limited by Guarantee, an Approved Housing Body, and a Sustainable Energy Community. RCN: 20044268 / CHY13868.
ONE’s services are available to ALL veterans of the Defence Forces. ONE currently provides accommodation (board and lodging) in its four residential homes in Athlone, Cobh, Dublin, and Letterkenny. A fifth home is currently being developed in Cork City and there are plans for further homes in Limerick and Kildare are in progress to address the increasing challenge of homelessness among veterans.
ONE has developed a nationwide network of Branches and Veteran Support Centres, and is continuing to develop its professional Veteran Mental Health Support Services, all in support of struggling veterans of the Defence Forces.
In pursuit of its aims, the role of ONE can be summarised in four words – Support, Comradeship, Advocacy and Remembrance.
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