Óglaigh Náisiúnta na hÉireann – Organisation of National Ex-Servicemen and Women

Welcome to ONEPresident Higgins

Representing veterans since 1951

The Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel (Óglaigh Náisiúnta Na hÉireann) or ONE as it’s known, is a support organisation for ex-service personnel of the Irish Defence Services. Formed in 1951, ONE is dedicated to looking after the welfare of ex-service personnel of the Irish Defence Services. and is recognised as the official representative body for ex-service personnel by the Department of Defence and the Military Authorities. The official name of the organisation is Óglaigh Náisiúnta na hÉireann Cuideachta faoi theorainn Ráthaíochta and the Patron is Michael D. Higgins, PRESIDENT OF IRELAND.

What We Do

SettingsONE’s main objective 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. We also aim to develop a spirit of comradeship between serving and retired members of the services, as well as providing key information in the area of pensions, social welfare benefits and other entitlements.


ONEConnect AUTUMN 2014ONE produces its own Newsletter – ONEConnect, which is published four times a year. This highly informatiove and ‘newsy’ publicication goes to all classes of ONE Members. The editorial team is led by Editor Ollie O’Connor, our CEO. Factual and fictional submissions are warmly welcomed from all Members, particularly details of any novel fundraising efforts. Our Facebook Page is also updated regularly with information and photographs. Correspondence can be sent to Brú na bhFiann, Smithfield Market, North King Street, Dublin 7 or by email to info@oneconnect.ie .

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SubscriptionsHandAll of the good work that Óglaigh Náisiúnta na hÉireann has undertaken over the years requires serious funding on an ongoing basis. Your subscriptions and donations provide vital help for ONE in expanding its charitable operations for distressed or destitute retired members of the Irish Defence Services and will enable us to establish further basic facilities for accommodating our not so well off comrades. All this continued good work is only possible through your generosity.

Who Can Join

Community HelpMembership of ONE  is open to any person who has served in the Permanent Defence Force, the Reserve Defence Force, Irish Red Cross, Civil Defence or Garda Siochana providing such person has had at least one-years satisfactory service and has been honourably discharged. You can support ONE by joining up as a Member in one of three ways – to find out which category would suit you click here.

Where We’re Located

globeThe registered office of Oglaigh Naisiunta na hEireann Teoranta and National Headquarters is located in Brú Na bhFiann, Smithfield Market, North King Street, Dublin 7. The company is registered with the Revenue Commissioners as a charity; No. 328824 CHY 13868. The ONE has three area councils; Leinster, Southern and Connacht/Ulster. Each of these area councils meets on a regular basis and each has a number of branches in its area. The full list of branches is also available on this web site and you may contact any of them through the National Office in Smithfield, Co. Dublin . Alternatively the Company Secretary or Chief Executive Officer may be contacted by emailing info@oneconnect.ie .

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Óglaigh Náisiúnta Na hÉireann Teoranta
Brú na bhFi­ann
Smithfield Market
North King Street
Dublin 7

Phone: (+353) 1-485-0666
Fax: (+353) 1-485-0601