Ireland: Distinguished Service Medal
An Bonn Seirbhise Dearscna
Ribbon: Green and black, the pattern depending on grade.
Instituted: 18 February 1964.
Awarded: To members of the Defence Forces and members of the Army Nursing and Chaplaincy Services for acts of bravery, courage, leadership, resource or devotion to duty (other than on war service) in the course of service in the Defence Forces.
Grades: 3 (Originally 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class, changing to the present titles in January 1984).
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