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#Golan Heights

# golan-heights - Monday 1 September, 2014

"Not an acceptable level of risk": UN mission review needs to happen now, says Coveney
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

"Not an acceptable level of risk": UN mission review needs to happen now, says Coveney

Sep 1st 2014, 9:10 AM 5,218 Views 18 Comments

The United Nations needs to conduct a full review of the UNDOF mission before Ireland’s next rotation of troops, the Defence Minister said.

# golan-heights - Sunday 31 August, 2014

I'm not going to pull troops out of Golan before UN review --- Coveney
# Syria
# Syria

I'm not going to pull troops out of Golan before UN review --- Coveney

Aug 31st 2014, 8:23 PM 14,915 Views 88 Comments

Irish troops carried out a daring rescue mission of their Filipino colleagues yesterday. The fate of 44 UN peacekeepers from Fiji captured by rebels still remains unknown.

# golan-heights - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Aug 30th 2014, 8:51 PM 17,785 Views 6 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about the Irish operation in the Golan Heights, a tragic road crash in Cork, rail talks… and VERY LOUD NOISES.

Irish soldiers "safe and accounted for" after daring rescue mission
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Irish soldiers "safe and accounted for" after daring rescue mission

Aug 30th 2014, 8:40 PM 39,097 Views 72 Comments

Irish troops staged an operation to evacuate UN troops from an area where heavy fighting was taking place.

Peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels at Golan Heights
# UNDOF
# UNDOF

Peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels at Golan Heights

Aug 30th 2014, 11:24 AM 8,645 Views 74 Comments

The clash took place at 6am, but morale is still said to be high among the troops.

Opinion: The lives of our peacekeeping troops are being recklessly risked at the Syrian border
# Spectrum Of Violence
# Spectrum Of Violence

Opinion: The lives of our peacekeeping troops are being recklessly risked at the Syrian border

Aug 30th 2014, 8:00 AM 404 Views 53 Comments

The situation at the border is far too volatile for the UN mission’s remit – it seems the only reason to keep it there is for political posturing.

# golan-heights - Friday 29 August, 2014

Irish peacekeepers safe but "on high alert" after Golan Heights kidnappings
# Syria
# Syria

Irish peacekeepers safe but "on high alert" after Golan Heights kidnappings

Aug 29th 2014, 10:46 PM 12,835 Views 46 Comments

Irish personnel secured a route and provided security as UNDOF troops withdrew from a position today.

# golan-heights - Thursday 28 August, 2014

No Irish troops among dozens of peacekeepers captured in the Golan Heights
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

No Irish troops among dozens of peacekeepers captured in the Golan Heights

Aug 28th 2014, 10:40 PM 22,905 Views 125 Comments

The UN has confirmed that 43 peacekeepers were detained in the area by an armed group.

Irish troops on high alert after rebels capture Golan Heights border crossing
# Keeping The Peace
# Keeping The Peace

Irish troops on high alert after rebels capture Golan Heights border crossing

Aug 28th 2014, 9:27 AM 10,989 Views 68 Comments

But they’re safe at the moment.

# golan-heights - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Irish peacekeeping troops experiencing 'some harassment' in Syria
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Irish peacekeeping troops experiencing 'some harassment' in Syria

Aug 27th 2014, 10:51 PM 29,316 Views 95 Comments

Another 130 troops will deploy to the area next month.

# golan-heights - Monday 31 March, 2014

Watch: Irish troops return home from their six-month tour of duty in Syria
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Watch: Irish troops return home from their six-month tour of duty in Syria

Mar 31st 2014, 6:34 PM 18,969 Views 40 Comments

A couple even got to meet their newborns for the first time.

# golan-heights - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Ever wonder if you have what it takes for a tour of duty in Syria?
# Tough Enough
# Tough Enough

Ever wonder if you have what it takes for a tour of duty in Syria?

Feb 22nd 2014, 1:56 PM 14,261 Views 115 Comments

Ireland’s 44 Infantry Group are heading to the Golan Heights in March.

# golan-heights - Thursday 26 December, 2013

WATCH: How Irish troops abroad spent their Christmas Day
# Christmas Greetings
# Christmas Greetings

WATCH: How Irish troops abroad spent their Christmas Day

Dec 26th 2013, 2:59 PM 8,349 Views 13 Comments

Santa suits in Lebanon and a diverse kitchen staff in Syria, this is how our troops spent the day.

# golan-heights - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Shatter: No indications Irish troops in Syria are a target
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Shatter: No indications Irish troops in Syria are a target

Dec 15th 2013, 10:20 AM 7,443 Views 41 Comments

The Minister for Defence said we must accept we are putting troops in harm’s way when we deploy them to these types of operations.

# golan-heights - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Irish troops' vehicle in Syria blast 'struck a mine' while reversing
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Irish troops' vehicle in Syria blast 'struck a mine' while reversing

Dec 4th 2013, 8:00 AM 10,912 Views 43 Comments

Troops came under fire last week while travelling in a UN convoy.

# golan-heights - Friday 29 November, 2013

Irish troops 'fully committed to Golan Heights task' - Shatter
# Syria
# Syria

Irish troops 'fully committed to Golan Heights task' - Shatter

Nov 29th 2013, 11:39 AM 6,604 Views 83 Comments

An estimated 36 Irish troops were on patrol yesterday when their convoy was hit by an unknown blast.

# golan-heights - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Irish troops in Syria return fire after being hit by "unknown blast"
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Irish troops in Syria return fire after being hit by "unknown blast"

Nov 28th 2013, 10:12 PM 16,613 Views 106 Comments

An estimated 36 Irish troops were on patrol when their convoy was hit but none sustained any serious injuries.

# golan-heights - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Artillery rounds land metres from Irish troops in Syria gun battle
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Artillery rounds land metres from Irish troops in Syria gun battle

Nov 6th 2013, 7:39 PM 10,662 Views 41 Comments

A spokesperson for the Defence Forces said all 39 of the Irish troops involved returned to their base camp “safe and sound”.

# golan-heights - Monday 30 September, 2013

Explainer: What are Irish troops doing in Syria?
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Explainer: What are Irish troops doing in Syria?

Sep 30th 2013, 8:30 PM 12,107 Views 155 Comments

115 Irish Defence Forces personnel have now arrived at their new base. Why were they sent there? How long is the mission? How will they spend their downtime? Your questions, answered.

# golan-heights - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Irish troops arrive in Syria for UNDOF mission after three week delay
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Irish troops arrive in Syria for UNDOF mission after three week delay

Sep 29th 2013, 11:43 AM 10,396 Views 53 Comments

The mission was postponed at the request of the UN. The main body of the Irish contingent arrived at their new HQ last night.

# golan-heights - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Gilmore to meet UN Secretary General for Syria talks
# United Nations
# United Nations

Gilmore to meet UN Secretary General for Syria talks

Sep 28th 2013, 12:36 PM 2,817 Views 44 Comments

The Tánaiste will also address the United Nations General Assembly later today.

# golan-heights - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

UN delays Irish troops heading to the Golan Heights by three weeks
# Syria
# Syria

UN delays Irish troops heading to the Golan Heights by three weeks

Sep 4th 2013, 1:21 PM 8,128 Views 77 Comments

Commandant Denis Hanly said the United Nations requested the troops to be delayed “for administration reasons”.

Corporal: 'We joined the army, it's part of the job description'
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Corporal: 'We joined the army, it's part of the job description'

Sep 4th 2013, 6:00 AM 7,259 Views 63 Comments

The first Irish troops deploy to the Golan Heights today to join the UNDOF mission.

# golan-heights - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Shatter to review troops ahead of Syria deployment
# Cathal Brugha Barracks
# Cathal Brugha Barracks

Shatter to review troops ahead of Syria deployment

Sep 3rd 2013, 7:30 AM 5,380 Views 42 Comments

The 115 members of the 43rd Infantary Group will head out to the Golan Heights to take part in a UN mission in the coming days.

# golan-heights - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Irish soldiers ‘trained, ready, focussed and looking forward’ to Syria mission
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Irish soldiers ‘trained, ready, focussed and looking forward’ to Syria mission

Aug 25th 2013, 7:48 PM 25,544 Views 169 Comments

TheJournal.ie sits down with Captain James O’Hara to discuss his imminent deployment to the Golan Heights.

# golan-heights - Friday 23 August, 2013

Irish troops to deploy to Syria in early September
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Irish troops to deploy to Syria in early September

Aug 23rd 2013, 4:46 PM 11,817 Views 105 Comments

A total of 115 members of the Irish Defence Forces will join the United Nation’s mission in the Golan Heights next month.

# golan-heights - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Ireland wants to send troops to Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Ireland wants to send troops to Syria

Jul 16th 2013, 4:48 PM 9,413 Views 93 Comments

The Dáil has to approve a decision by the Cabinet and Minister Alan Shatter to send members of the Defence Forces to a UN mission in the Golan Heights.

# golan-heights - Friday 17 May, 2013

Turkey and US demand Assad stand down
# Syria
# Syria

Turkey and US demand Assad stand down

May 17th 2013, 7:56 AM 4,139 Views 97 Comments

The US President and Turkish Prime Minister met in Washington to discuss Syria’s ongoing, bloody conflict.

# golan-heights - Monday 6 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Jun 6th 2011, 7:34 PM 3,288 Views 3 Comments

In your Fix for this bank holiday Monday: Aer Lingus pilots’ strike averted; good news from the IMF; Turmoil in Syria; Another Cheryl Cole u-turn; Wayne Rooney’s new hair; and do you feature in our mini-marathon gallery?

'$10,000 if your relative dies': how the Syrian regime 'paid' protesters to storm Israeli border
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

'$10,000 if your relative dies': how the Syrian regime 'paid' protesters to storm Israeli border

Jun 6th 2011, 4:21 PM 744 Views 20 Comments

Syria’s opposition party claims that the under-fire regime of president Bashar Assad paid protesters to storm the border at the Golan Heights yesterday, promising money to the families of those who died.

Death toll from Golan border violence rises to 20 as Syrian police stop protesters
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Death toll from Golan border violence rises to 20 as Syrian police stop protesters

Jun 6th 2011, 12:08 PM 234 Views 2 Comments

Syrian police are today stopping pro-Palestinian protesters from reaching the border a day after Israeli troops opened fire on protesters, reportedly killing 20.

# golan-heights - Sunday 5 June, 2011

Fourteen people now dead as Israel opens fire on Syrian protesters along border
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Fourteen people now dead as Israel opens fire on Syrian protesters along border

Jun 5th 2011, 5:50 PM 731 Views 10 Comments

Local doctors confirmed the death toll as Israeli soldiers opened fire on protesters who stormed the border into the Golan Heights which Israeli seized from Syria in 1967.

# golan-heights - Saturday 21 May, 2011

Little hope of Middle East resolution as Netanyahu rejects Obama's 'unrealistic' view of region
# Israel Palestine
# Israel Palestine

Little hope of Middle East resolution as Netanyahu rejects Obama's 'unrealistic' view of region

May 21st 2011, 3:11 PM 265 Views 0 Comments

Having begun the week looking at ways in which to move things forward in the Middle East, Barack Obama appears to have done little to appease either Israel or Palestine.

# golan-heights - Monday 16 May, 2011

Israeli forces remain on alert after protests which killed 15
# Israel
# Israel

Israeli forces remain on alert after protests which killed 15

May 16th 2011, 9:00 AM 208 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Israeli naval forces have fired warning shots at an aid ship heading for Gaza. Two Irish people are believed to be on board.