Where Flowers Grow

The Annual Irish Fuchsia Appeal


French-built ACMAT trucks were used by Irish soldiers on UN deployments
Land Rover patrol vehicles were used by Defence Forces in Liberia

On the very wet morning of June 28, in Merrion Square, Dublin, the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel (ONE) in Ireland launched its annual Fuchsia Appeal. The official name of Óglaigh Náisiúnta na hÉireann Cuideachta faoi theorainn Ráthaíochtais translates as the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel (https://oneconnect.ie). It is now 67 years old and, since 2000, a limited company with charitable status that is dedicated to looking after the welfare of ex-service personnel of the Irish Defence Forces.

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