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# Irish Soldiers

Last year
Some Irish soldiers 'refused entry to US after peacekeeping duties'
A report by
Niall O'Connor
The issue has been raised with the US authorities by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
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# Irish Army
More Irish troops to be sent on peacekeeping missions under proposed new plans
An initiative, which is to be spearheaded by Ireland, proposes the introduction of “rotation cycles”.
# Irish Soldiers
Two Defence Forces members located after terror attack at Mali hotel
Two EU workers were killed in the attack on a hotel on the edge of the capital Bamako.
# keeping the peace
Irish peacekeepers in Lebanon at risk from 'jihadist threat' says top general
Major General Michael Beary said that UN forces were wary of returning jihadists from Syria.
# ww1
The story of my great grandfather who died in WWI: Patrick Carroll, Gunner 100938
Patrick, from Dún Laoghaire, was one of the 49,000 Irish men that was killed in World War I.
# safe and sound
Joy and tears as Irish Golan Heights troops are reunited with their families
The soldiers spent six months in the Middle East flashpoint.
# kitted out
Irish soldiers forced 'to borrow' ceremonial uniforms for Albert Reynolds' funeral
Soldiers had to borrow parts of the kit from their comrades.
# rememberance
Irish soldiers in the Great War: Tracing your family history in WWI
Readers share their family links to the Great War with some tips on how to begin your search.
Column: Remember those who fought in WWI – they were as diverse, and Irish, as any of us
The 140,000 Irishmen who enlisted during WWI marched under a British flag, but their reasons for enlisting to fight against Germany were varied and many.
# Remembrance
President pays tribute to women in Irish history at Cumann na mBan commemoration
An exclusively all female Guard of Honour, drawn from women serving in the Army, Navy and Air Corps, gathered to commemorate the women of the Cumann na mBan today.
# Irish brigades
Hidden History: The 'forgotten' Irish Brigades abroad
A new book looks at the history of the Irish Brigades from the Wild Geese to the Napoleonic Wars.
# St Patrick's Day
Over 400 Irish troops celebrate St Patrick's Day overseas this weekend
Blessing the shamrock, a fun run and a feed of Irish stew are among the activities our troops are getting up to this weekend.
# Lebanon
Irish troops prepare for Lebanon mission
Irish soldiers are undergoing the final phases of an intensive training exercise in preparation for their deployment to Lebanon.
Humiliated, tortured or executed: The little-known story of the Irish POWs
Some 650 Irish soldiers were taken prisoner by the Japanese during WW2. They were starved, beaten, even crucified – but showed incredible bravery, writes historian Robert Widders.
# World War II
BBC to air doc on Irish soldiers persecuted for 'desertion'
Around 5,000 soldiers left the neutral Irish Army to fight fascism in the Allied forces – and were persecuted for it afterwards.
# Lebanon
440 Irish troops prepare for peacekeeping deployment to Lebanon
Irish soldiers were first sent to Lebanon in 1978. Last month, Minister Shatter appointed Frank Callanan SC to review information surrounding the deaths of three Irish soldiers there in 1989.