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We recognise the unique nature of military service and we want all veterans and wider-society to be proud of that service. Become a member of ONE today and together, we can ensure that every single veteran has the opportunity to reach their own individual potential.


ONE’s services are available to all veterans of the Irish Defence Forces and we also facilitate homeless veterans from other countries living in Ireland from time to time. ONE provides accommodation to veterans, who otherwise would be homeless,and has also created a nationwide network of Veteran’s Support Centres which provide a variety of support services and access to resources.


ONE relies on your generous donations. We have a number of appeals currently ongoing, including our Fuchsia Appeal and our Sleeping Flags Campaign. All donations support the provision of ONE's essential services.

Hostels for Homeless Veterans

O.N.E supports the needs of Irish veterans with the provision of accommodation to homeless veterans.


Fundraising Activities

View all the ways in which we raise vital funds to support our veterans and veterans families. Find out more about ONE's fundraising activities and how you can support our veteran community.




28 Nov 2020
ONE’s Christmas Magazine 2020

ONE’s Christmas Magazine 2020 –  

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27 Nov 2020
Accommodation for Homeless (or About to Become Homeless) Defence Forces Veterans

  ONE opened its first Veterans Home in Queen Street, Dublin in 1994 following the deaths of a number of homeless veterans on the streets of Dublin.  Brú na bhFiann (as the home was known) could accommodate 20 veterans at any one time. Today, there are three ONE Homes, a new Brú na bhFiann (opened […]

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27 Nov 2020
Dropbox – Veterans Appreciation

  Every November is Veterans Appreciation Month at Dropbox. This year Vets@Dropbox secured a donation of end of life devices for an Irish-based Veterans charity – Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel (O.N.E). Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions, O.N.E CEO Ollie O’Connor had to take ownership of the devices in a carpark!!!   O.N.E supports the […]

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24 Nov 2020

  ONE, as the provider of  Support, Comradeship, Advocacy and Remembrance (SCAR) for all Irish Veterans, recognises the need to build a more inclusive and diverse organisation. We recognise the unique nature of military service and we want veterans and wider-society to be proud of that service. Greater understanding of the specific needs of all […]

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19 Nov 2020
Soldiers march out of Collins Barracks Dublin for the last time to make way for the new National Museum

On the 18th April 1997 the 5th Infantry Battalion vacated a piece of Irish history. Up to this, Collins Barracks, Dublin held the record for being the oldest continually occupied military barracks in the world, and at one time housed 5,000 troops.  An RTÉ News report broadcast on 18 April 1997. The reporter is Paul […]

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09 Nov 2020

    There is a natural inclanation for organisations to stagnate or regress during and immediately after an emergency such as the COVID-19 Pandemic. ONE cannot allow this to happen. We will have challenges both personally and for our organisation,  but  supporting our veterans requires us to not only sustain ONE but to propel it […]

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07 Nov 2020
Defence Forces Commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the Niemba Ambush

    This afternoon, Saturday 7th November 2020, the 60th Commemoration of the Niemba Ambush took place in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines, Dublin 6 with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Memorial Garden outside the Garrison Church.   Wreaths were laid separately in a reduced ceremony conducted in line with Covid-19 guidelines.   Wreaths were laid by: Company Quarter Master […]

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06 Nov 2020
ONE is Hiring – Veteran Support Officer

  ONE is hiring a Veteran Support Officer.   The primary objective of Óglaigh Náisiúnta na hÉireann is to ensure the welfare of ex-service personnel by way of providing accommodation to homeless, elderly or disabled members in need of such domestic accommodation and shelter and other assistance that may be required.   ONE is a […]

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05 Nov 2020
RIP Mr. Robert Fisk

  Veteran journalist and author Robert Fisk has died at the age of 74. ONE wish to pass on their condolences to Mr. Fisk’s family and friends. Lauded as one of the most influential correspondents in the Middle East since the second world war, Robert was a friend of the Irish Defence Forces.  In 2018, Robert paid a visit […]

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02 Nov 2020
Niemba – 8th November 1960

  Since 1961, ONE has remembered those who died in Niemba, DR Congo on the 8th November 1960 by holding an Annual Remembrance Mass and Wreath Laying Ceremony. This year’s ceremony was planned to be of the scale of the ceremonies held for the 50th Anniversary. Unfortunately, due to the COVID 19 pandemic and Government […]

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30 Oct 2020
Congo “In the Service of the Future’

    Congo “In the Service of the Future’, is a film made by McKee Officers’ Club and shared with ONE using a ‘home movie’ filmed by Lt (later Col) Paddy McNally during his deployment in to UNOC in 1960. This footage was edited to include several interviews, including interviews with their members who served in […]

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29 Oct 2020
PRESS RELEASE: New hostel in Cobh for homeless Defence Forces Veterans

    Cobh development to provide a safe, supportive and secure environment for Defence Forces Veterans going through difficult times     IRELAND: The Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel (Óglaigh Náisiúnta na hÉireann), otherwise known as ONE, has today announced the launch of its latest hostel on 8 Harbour Row, Cobh, County Cork. The organisation has […]

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29 Oct 2020
Membership – Óglaigh Náisiúnta na hÉireann

The Board of Directors of Óglaigh Náisiúnta na hÉireann (Organisation of National Ex- Service Personnel-ONE) has undertaken a review of the administration of membership and associated issues. A number of these were approved by the Board at its meeting on 22 October 2020, including complimentary membership in 2021 for those who paid membership in 2020. […]

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25 Oct 2020
Back To Education

    BACK TO EDUCATION It’s that time of the year, when we start thinking about returning to education, starting college, signing up for a night class or beginning an apprenticeship. This year is very different to previous ones. As a result of COVID-19, many courses will start late, or go online, and your experience […]

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25 Sep 2020
Pensions: 40-Year Pensions Benefit Cap under pre-2013 Pension Schemes

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has just published new comprehensive guidance for public service bodies in relation to implementation of the 40-year pensions benefit cap under pre-2013 pension schemes. This follows from a DPER review into the operation of the benefit cap. The details are on the DPER website  –  As you will […]

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25 Aug 2020
ONE – 2020 By Colm Campbell

The origins of Óglaigh Náisiúnta na hÉireann (ONE) are indelibly connected with the Defence Forces whose own geneses lie with the foundation of the Irish Volunteers, Óglaigh na hÉireann, in the Rotunda Rink in Dublin in November 1913. The first thirty-eight years of the Defence Forces existence was marked by the achievement of independence, a […]

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29 Jul 2020
O.N.E’s Strategic Plan 2020

Óglaigh Náisiúnta na hÉireann works to ensure that veterans play a full role in and are respected members of Irish Society.The previous strategic plan for ONE came to an end in 2015. Aware of the necessity to replace it with a new strategic plan commencing in 2016, the Board of Directors tasked the strategic planning […]

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29 Jul 2020
Position Paper on Veteran’s Policy 2020

Óglaigh Náisiúnta na hÉireann defines Veterans’ Policy as a declaration of the Government’s political activities, plans and intentions relating to veterans of the Defence Forces. It may be contained in a Programme for Government, White Paper or other appropriate medium. An embryonic Veterans’ Policy was included in the White Paper on Defence 2015. There was […]

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