Donegal gorse fires one of top Defence forces operations of 2019

 

Over 2,600 Defence Forces personnel were deployed during the visits of the US President and Vice President this year.
It was one of a number of operations undertaken by the Defence Forces at home in the last year.
120 members were tasked to assist civil authorities in a number of operations, including dealing with gorse fires in Wicklow, Donegal and Mayo.
According to its annual report, just under 600 members are currently serving overseas.

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