DUBLIN.- Ireland joined the United Nations in 1955 and since 1958 has been involved continuously in peacekeeping duties throughout the world. The UN 50 exhibition examines the role played by these Irish men and women in the cause of world peace over the last 50 years in particular looking at their service in Congo, Cyprus, Somalia the Sinai, Lebanon, Liberia and Chad. Over 800 peacekeepers have lost their lives in the service of the United Nations of whom 10% were Irish. The exhibition continues to December 2008 and contains interactives about Irish peacekeepers and equipment from their tours in Congo and Lebanon.
UN 50 is part of Soldiers and Chiefs: The Irish at War at Home and Abroad Since 1550 permanent exhibition at The National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks Dublin 7.