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Twin Flames Dublin firefighter celebrates retirement after 36 years of service by getting married

District Officer Peter Navan retired from his role on Thursday 11th July after 36 years of service to the city and county.

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Peter Navan via Dublin Fire Brigade on Twitter

Peter Navan via Dublin Fire Brigade on Twitter

Peter Navan via Dublin Fire Brigade on Twitter

A former Dublin Fire Brigade officer has celebrated his retirement by getting married.

District Officer Peter Navan retired from his role on Thursday 11th July after 36 years of service to the city and county.

He spent most of his career on D Watch and was primarily based in Dolphin’s Barn since joining the force in 1985.

Now, Peter has married his long time love Carmel after 10 years together.

Dublin Fire Brigade shared a photo of the newlyweds to their social media channels today, writing: “Congratulations to District Officer Peter Navan who recently retired and then got married. Peter served with us for 36 years. Enjoy the next chapter.”

The couple decided to get married after discovering that they needed to be wed before Peter retired or Carmel wouldn’t be able to get his benefits in the case of his death.

Explaining the conundrum on RTÉ’s Liveline last month, the firefighter said: “I have been with my partner for ten years. I've been putting it off on the long finger.

“I recently went on a pre-retirement course. At the pre-retirement course I discovered that for my benefits to continue in the case of my death, I must be married before I retire.”

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