An Post Honours Irish Defence Forces

The Irish Defence Forces has been honoured in a four stamp set which has been released by An Post today, Thursday 12 September.

The 60c set, designed by Zinc Design Consultants, depicts the four branches of the force, Army, Navy, Air Corps and Reserve Defence Force. The stamps, a First Day Cover and a Prestige Booklet containing additional background information and extra stamps are available at the GPO, main post offices, and online at irishstamps.ie.

Speaking on the launch of the Stamps, Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Conor O'Boyle said: "I am very appreciative to An Post for their work in issuing this special commemorative set of stamps as a salute to the modern Irish Defence Forces. The stamps symbolise the ethos of Óglaigh na hÉireann, Defending, Protecting and Supporting, at home and overseas."

An Post Chief Executive, Donal Connell said that the stamps designs capture the breadth of the important work undertaken by the Defence Forces.

"There will be keen national and international interest for these stamps from both philatelists as well those with an interest in military history and peace-keeping activities throughout the world."


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