S.P.I.A. - Soldiers of Peace International Association - Ireland

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International Peacekeepers Day.

Posted by Edward P Doyle on December 12, 2010 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The International Peacekeepers Day   and  Wreath  Laying Ceremony  takes place in  Geneva, Switzerland.  on the  30th  May  2011.


Any members  of   S.P.I.A. - Ireland  or  members  of  I.U.N.V.A  wishing to attend  this  event,  please contact;


S.P.I.A. - Ireland  HQ,

4, Esmonde  Drive,


Co, Wexford.


Phone;  053-9158871.                           Email;     [email protected]


Mobile;  087-9063290.                          Web;        www.spiaireland.webs.com


                                 ITINERARY FOR TRIP TO FRANCE  &  GENEVA    MAY  2011.


FLIGHT:  Departing Dublin;  Friday 27th  May 2011 @ 12.10pm.   Flight no.   EI 552.


HOTEL:   €40-00 per Room per Night, Breakfast included. (This price is current but may change)


FREE DAYS:  Saturday free,  Sunday free,


MONDAY:  Trip to GEVENA,  Uniforms & Medals will be worn. Departing LYON 6.00am. to arrive in UN HQ approx.  9.00am.   Departing  GENEVA  approx.  5.00pm.




WEDNESDAY: Returning to Dublin;  Departing Lyon to the Airport @ 1.00pm.  Flight no  EI 553.  Departing  @ 15.15pm.    Arriving in Dublin  approx. 17.10pm.


RETURN FLIGHTS: per person,  €260.64 with one carryon bag, Checked in bag cost extra.   (This price is the cheapest current but may change)


AER LINGUS is the only Irish Airline into or out of LYON,  every second day.


Using this information please book your OWN flight;  A courtesy car will convey you to the Hotel from this flight.


If you have any questions please contact me @   087-9063290.


Edward P Doyle  (Rgr  Retd)

President   S.P.I.A. - Ireland.



Posted by Edward P Doyle on October 29, 2010 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The white poppy became the symbol of our inability to settle conflicts without resorting to killing but more importantly of hope and commitment to work for a world where conflicts will be resolved without violence and with justice.


While the red poppy raised funds for the British Legion, the white poppy's aim is to promote debate and rally support for resistance to war.


Hundreds of wars later, and the killing of more than 200 million people, the white poppy continues to be a reminder of the world's failure to prevent war.






Human security means individual freedom from basic insecurities. Human beings have a right to live with dignity and security, and an obligation to help each other when that secutity is threatened. All human life is equal worth, and it is not acceptable that human lives be come cheap in desperate sitiations. If this reflects your vision of the future, work with us ( UN Veterans ) to make it possible.




More Information on:            www.whitepoppy.org  

Wreath Laying Ceremony

Posted by Edward P Doyle on October 6, 2010 at 2:36 AM Comments comments (0)

Members of   S.P.I.A.- Ireland will be joining members of the British Legion and Irish UN Veterans at a Wreath Laying Ceremony in Templetown, Co Wexford.  on  Sunday  7th November 2010.  at 2-pm.

This ceremony is in Honour of all  Soldiers, Sailors,and Airmen,  Killed in World war  1 & 2.

Salute "Military Show"

Posted by Edward P Doyle on August 21, 2010 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I will be attending a big Military show in Swords, Co,Dublin from Friday 27th  to the 29th of August 2010. to represent  S.P.I.A - Ireland  ( soldiers of Peace International Association) 

Tree Planting

Posted by Edward P Doyle on July 28, 2010 at 4:41 PM Comments comments (0)

SPIA-Ireland, President Edward P Doyle  (Rgr Retd) S/F will be attending the Opening of a New Scout's Hall in Piercestown, Co,Wexford. on the 7th August 2010 at 2-pm.  and will also be Planting a Tree to mark the the Occasion, on behalf of    S.P.I.A. - International.

50th Anniversary of "CONGO" Mission

Posted by Edward P Doyle on July 24, 2010 at 5:22 AM Comments comments (2)

On Friday the 23rd July 2010.   I attended the 50th Anniversary of the first Deployment of Irish troops to the Congo in 1960.

The   USAF supplied 13 transport aircraft for the airlift, each capable of taking 60 troops and 8,000lbs of stores on the 40-hours flight,  Refuelling stops were made in France,Libya, Nigeria, and Leopoldville in the Congo before eventually landing at Goma, in the Kiva Province, where the battalion was initially based.

By August 3rd the entire battalion was deployed, with the battallion HQ and "C" Company located in Goma:  "A" Company was 120 miles away in Bukauv, and  "B" Company in Kindu,