27. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the level of deployment and location of Irish troops overseas on UN or EU related missions; the extent to which further missions are planned or required; the extent to which the need for upgrading of equipment has been noted arising from such deployment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 10722/18 asked on 06 Mar 2018 - Overseas Missions Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence (Deputy Paul Kehoe): As of 01 February 2018, Ireland is contributing 586 Defence Forces personnel to 9 different missions throughout the world and also to a range of international organisations and National representations.
The main overseas missions in which the Defence Forces personnel are currently deployed are the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) with 375 personnel and the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in Sy...

59. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of members of the Defence Forces serving overseas in various locations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 3679/18 asked on 24 Jan 2018 - Overseas Missions Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence (Deputy Paul Kehoe): As of 1 January 2018, Ireland is contributing 589 Permanent Defence Force personnel to 9 different missions throughout the world. The main overseas missions in which Defence Forces personnel are currently deployed are the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) with 379 personnel, the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in Syria with 136 personnel. 
Ireland has, in addition, pledged to the United Nation...

574. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of Defence Force members serving overseas on peacekeeping or other missions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 53186/17 asked on 12 Dec 2017 - Overseas Missions Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence (Deputy Paul Kehoe): I propose to take Questions Nos. 574 and 577 together.
As of 1 December 2017, Ireland is contributing 639 Permanent Defence Force personnel to 9 different missions throughout the world. T he main overseas missions in which Defence Forces personnel are currently deployed are the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) with 377 personnel, the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in Syria with 136 personnel ...

577. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the extent to which he has received notification from the UN regarding the deployment of members of the Defence Forces overseas in the context of peacekeeping; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 53189/17 asked on 12 Dec 2017 - Overseas Missions Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence (Deputy Paul Kehoe): I propose to take Questions Nos. 574 and 577 together.
As of 1 December 2017, Ireland is contributing 639 Permanent Defence Force personnel to 9 different missions throughout the world. T he main overseas missions in which Defence Forces personnel are currently deployed are the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) with 377 personnel, the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in Syria with 136 personnel ...

282. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of overseas appointments being filled by NCOs; the number of overseas appointments now filled by officers; when these appointments were made; and the location of each. (Question 52254/17 asked on 06 Dec 2017 - Overseas Missions Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence (Deputy Paul Kehoe): As of 01 December 2017, Ireland is contributing 639 Defence Forces personnel to 9 different missions throughout the world. These include, 141 commissioned officers, 249 non-commissioned officers and 249 are drawn from other ranks. The main overseas missions in which Defence Forces personnel are currently deployed are the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) with 377 personnel and the United Nations Disengagement ...

214. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the level of deployment and location of Irish troops overseas on UN or EU related missions; the extent to which further missions are planned or required; the extent to which the need for the upgrading of equipment has been noted arising from such deployment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44247/17 asked on 18 Oct 2017 - Overseas Missions Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence (Deputy Paul Kehoe): As of 17 October 2017, Ireland is contributing 633 Defence Forces personnel to 10 different missions throughout the world and also to a range of international organisations and National representations. The main overseas mission in which Defence Forces personnel are currently deployed is the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) with 369 personnel and 136 personnel to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (...

293. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the strength of the Defence Forces currently serving overseas at all ranks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 23437/17 asked on 17 May 2017 - Overseas Missions Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence (Deputy Paul Kehoe): As of 04 May 2017, Ireland is contributing 575 Defence Forces personnel to 9 different missions throughout the world and also to a range of international organisations and National representations. 
The main overseas missions in which Defence Forces personnel are currently deployed are the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) with 369 personnel and the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in Syria wi...

10. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of members of the Defence Forces who are currently serving overseas; the missions they are on; if he expects that number to rise or fall in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 15525/17 asked on 29 Mar 2017 - Overseas Missions Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence (Deputy Paul Kehoe): As of 01 March 2017, Ireland is contributing 585 Defence Forces personnel to 9 different missions throughout the world and also to a range of international organisations and National representations.
The main overseas missions in which Defence Forces personnel are currently deployed are the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) with 378 personnel and the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in Syria wit...

686. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the current level of deployment and location of Irish troops overseas on UN or EU related missions; the extent to which further missions are planned or required; the extent to which the need for any upgrading of equipment has been noted arising from such deployment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 40145/16 asked on 13 Dec 2016 - Overseas Missions Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence (Deputy Paul Kehoe): As of 1 December 2016, Ireland is contributing 661 Defence Forces personnel to 11 different missions throughout the world, along with deployments to two standby Battlegroup Headquarters and a range of international organisations and National Representations.
The main overseas mission in which Defence Forces personnel are currently deployed is the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) with 379 personnel. Since 22 Nove...

987. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the total strength of the Defence Forces currently serving overseas at all ranks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 27441/16 asked on 27 Sep 2016 - Overseas Missions Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence (Deputy Paul Kehoe): As of 1 September 2016, Ireland is contributing 498 Defence Forces personnel to 11 different missions throughout the world, along with deployments to two standby Battlegroup Headquarters and a range of international organisations and National Representations. The main overseas missions in which Defence Forces personnel are currently deployed are the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) with 219 personnel, the United...

908. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of overseas missions in which the Defence Forces are currently involved; the number of personnel involved in each mission; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 23554/16 asked on 21 Jul 2016 - Overseas Missions Data)

Taoiseach and Minister for Defence (Deputy Enda Kenny): As of 19 July 2016, Ireland is contributing 493 Defence Forces personnel to 11 different missions throughout the world, along with deployments to two standby Battlegroup Headquarters and a range of international organisations and National Representations.
The main overseas missions in which Defence Forces personnel are currently deployed are the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) with 214 personnel, the United Nations Disengag...

35. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of overseas missions on which Irish soldiers are serving; the number of these that only involve troops from European Union States or North Atlantic Treaty Organisation States; the number that involve soldiers from States that are neither in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation or the European Union; the names of these countries and the countries in which the missions are located; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16891/16 asked on 21 Jun 2016 - Overseas Missions Data)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence (Deputy Paul Kehoe) (Deputy Paul Kehoe): As of 1 June 2016, Ireland is contributing 474 personnel to 11 different missions throughout the world. The main overseas missions, in which Defence Forces personnel are currently deployed, are: 
1. the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) with 199 personnel,
2. the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) with 136 personnel and
3. the Naval Service Humanitarian mission in the Medi...

259. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Defence the number of overseas missions in which the Defence Forces are involved and the number of personnel involved in each mission; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 7108/16 asked on 14 Apr 2016 - Overseas Missions Data)

Minister for Defence (Deputy Simon Coveney): As of 08 April 2016, Ireland is contributing 416 Defence Forces personnel to 10 different missions throughout the world, along with deployments to two standby Battlegroup Headquarters and a range of international organisations and National Representations.
The main overseas missions in which Defence Forces personnel are currently deployed are the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) with 196 personnel and the United Nations Disengagement O...