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Media Invite – 2:30pm, Thursday 16 May 2024 - Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Seán Clancy Appointed as the first Irish Chair of the European Union Military Committee

The Chief of Staff of Óglaigh na hÉireann, Lieutenant General Seán Clancy, has been elected as the next Chair of the EU Military Committee

He will take up this new role in May 2025 taking over from the incumbent Chair, General Robert Brieger of the Austrian Armed Forces. This is a 3-year full-time role, and it is the first time that the Committee will have an Irish Chair. To address his appointment into this prestigious position Lieutenant General Clancy will host a press conference in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines at 2:30pm on Thursday 16 May 2024, and members of the media are invited to attend. This is an opportunity for members of the media to pose questions to Lieutenant General Clancy about his new role. There will also be excellent photographic opportunities during and following the press conference.


Date/Time: Thursday 16th May 2024, 2:30 pm (media should arrive by 2:00 pm).

Location: Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines. Please arrive at the Main Gate of Cathal Brugha Barracks via Military Road, Rathmines.

Point of Contact: Captain Kevin Kenny, Defence Forces Press Office; 087 673 8395.


Should you wish to avail of this opportunity, please confirm the name of the journalist that will be attending by 11:00am Thursday 16 May, to All attendees are asked to have valid accreditation and ID to gain entry to the Barracks