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In defense of two islands

The largest commissioning ceremony of defense forces officers in the history of the Irish State took place today. Pictured is the commissioning ceremony for 68 new Army officers, two Air Corps officers and eight Maltese officers held in the Defence Forces Church, Curragh Camp, County Kildare. The Maltese cadets underwent their training at the Curragh. The new officers are pictured taking the oath on the Bible. Photo Eamonn Farrell/

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