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# lebanon - Saturday 4 June, 2022

Beaches, black marketeers and migrant millionaires - the tragedy of Beirut
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Beaches, black marketeers and migrant millionaires - the tragedy of Beirut

Jun 4th 2022, 8:00 PM 24,952 Views 2 Comments

Reporter Niall O’Connor visited Beirut this week to see the crisis hit Lebanese capital two years after a massive explosion ripped through its streets.

# lebanon - Sunday 29 May, 2022

Doing our part: a small team of Irish troops on the frontline between Lebanon and Israel
# Peacekeepers
# Peacekeepers

Doing our part: a small team of Irish troops on the frontline between Lebanon and Israel

May 29th 2022, 11:06 PM 26,862 Views 2 Comments

Reporter Niall O’Connor has been reporting from South Lebanon and visited Camp 6-52 today.

Taoiseach visits Irish troops on peacekeeping mission in Lebanon
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Taoiseach visits Irish troops on peacekeeping mission in Lebanon

Updated May 29th 2022, 3:44 PM 27,507 Views 84 Comments

Reporter Niall O’Connor is accompanying the Taoiseach and reporting from Lebanon in the coming days.

# lebanon - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Irish officer: Ukraine crisis adding to challenges of Lebanese peacekeeping mission
# UN Mission
# UN Mission

Irish officer: Ukraine crisis adding to challenges of Lebanese peacekeeping mission

Mar 31st 2022, 6:41 PM 19,493 Views 0 Comments

347 Irish troops will deploy to South Lebanon in May as part of the UN Peacekeeping mission.

# lebanon - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Over 190 Irish troops return following six-month deployment to South Lebanon
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Over 190 Irish troops return following six-month deployment to South Lebanon

Dec 1st 2021, 10:00 PM 18,352 Views 11 Comments

A total of 341 Defence Forces personnel deployed with the 118th Infantry Battalion.

# lebanon - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Six killed and dozens injured following clashes in Beirut
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Six killed and dozens injured following clashes in Beirut

Oct 14th 2021, 7:14 PM 7,705 Views 1 Comment

Gunfire broke out at a protest against the judge investigating last year’s blast at the city’s port.

# lebanon - Monday 11 October, 2021

Huge fire breaks out at oil facility in southern Lebanon
# Zahrani
# Zahrani

Huge fire breaks out at oil facility in southern Lebanon

Oct 11th 2021, 10:41 AM 11,783 Views 9 Comments

Firefighters are battling the blaze in a giant petrol tanker in the coastal town of Zahrani.

# lebanon - Sunday 15 August, 2021

Fuel tanker explosion kills 20 people in Lebanon
# Crisis
# Crisis

Fuel tanker explosion kills 20 people in Lebanon

Aug 15th 2021, 8:29 AM 12,173 Views 2 Comments

The blast comes as Lebanon faces a critical fuel shortage.

# lebanon - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Irish officers play critical role in Spanish capture of €400m worth of drugs
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Irish officers play critical role in Spanish capture of €400m worth of drugs

Aug 10th 2021, 7:07 PM 45,856 Views 27 Comments

The drugs were found onboard the Natalia off the coast of Fuerteventura, Spain.

# lebanon - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Israel launches air strikes on Lebanon in response to rocket attacks
# Israel-Lebanon
# Israel-Lebanon

Israel launches air strikes on Lebanon in response to rocket attacks

Aug 5th 2021, 1:21 PM 10,543 Views 33 Comments

Israel said it had struck launch sites as well as installations which had previously been used to attack Israel.

# lebanon - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

Mix of grief and rage as Lebanon marks one year since deadly Beirut blast
# 2020 Explosion
# 2020 Explosion

Mix of grief and rage as Lebanon marks one year since deadly Beirut blast

Updated Aug 4th 2021, 7:30 PM 19,258 Views 8 Comments

At least 214 people were killed in the blast in Lebanon’s capital.

# lebanon - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

Ireland pledges €1 million to help 'poorest and most vulnerable' Lebanon households
# Poverty
# Poverty

Ireland pledges €1 million to help 'poorest and most vulnerable' Lebanon households

Jul 6th 2021, 6:05 PM 10,891 Views 23 Comments

Lebanon is facing “enormous challenges”, Minister Simon Coveney said.

# lebanon - Monday 5 July, 2021

Coveney visits Irish troops serving with United Nations in Lebanon
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Coveney visits Irish troops serving with United Nations in Lebanon

Updated Jul 5th 2021, 8:50 PM 28,864 Views 44 Comments

He will also meet with political leaders, including the Defence Minister and acting Foreign Affairs Minister.

# lebanon - Friday 4 June, 2021

Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups
# Peacekeepers
# Peacekeepers

Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups

Jun 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 23,853 Views 18 Comments
  • Niall O'Connor speaks with returning UN Peacekeepers from the tension filled environment of South Lebanon.
  • The exchange of fire between Palestinians and Israel saw them take to bunkers to protect them from stray rounds.
  • The Irish troops, drawn from across the island, carried out humanitarian work and maintained the peace in the country.

# lebanon - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is there a role for international peacekeepers in Gaza?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Retired Colonel Dorcha Lee: Is there a role for international peacekeepers in Gaza?

May 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,732 Views 29 Comments

Civilians who have survived the latest round of violence deserve better, writes Lee.

# lebanon - Thursday 21 January, 2021

World Bank to fund Covid vaccine rollout in Lebanon
# Covid19
# Covid19

World Bank to fund Covid vaccine rollout in Lebanon

Jan 21st 2021, 9:03 AM 9,438 Views 16 Comments

Lebanon has been logging some 5,500 cases a day since the start of the year.

# lebanon - Saturday 26 December, 2020

French investigators to question former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn in Lebanon
# Carlos Ghosn
# Carlos Ghosn

French investigators to question former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn in Lebanon

Dec 26th 2020, 4:53 PM 14,741 Views 3 Comments

The 66-year-old is facing a series of charges in Japan and France.

# lebanon - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

Man convicted of murder of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon in 1980
# Beirut
# Beirut

Man convicted of murder of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon in 1980

Dec 22nd 2020, 7:27 AM 30,874 Views 10 Comments

Private Thomas Barrett and Private Derek Smallhorne were killed while on a peacekeeping mission over 40 years ago.

# lebanon - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Michael Cheika appointed Lebanon head coach for Rugby League World Cup
# The Old Country
From The42
# The Old Country

Michael Cheika appointed Lebanon head coach for Rugby League World Cup

Nov 19th 2020, 8:55 PM 11,189 Views 9 Comments

The Cedars will face Ireland in Group C at next year’s tournament, which will be hosted by England.

# lebanon - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests
# Beirut
# Beirut

Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

Oct 17th 2020, 6:56 PM 16,387 Views 2 Comments

The protesters held a candelit vigil in Beirut at the site of the port explosion in August.

# lebanon - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after explosion
# Beirut
# Beirut

Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after explosion

Sep 10th 2020, 1:23 PM 17,889 Views 5 Comments

A column of black smoke billowed from the port.

# lebanon - Friday 4 September, 2020

'Pulse' raises hope of survivor one month after Beirut blast
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

'Pulse' raises hope of survivor one month after Beirut blast

Sep 4th 2020, 9:04 AM 21,895 Views 1 Comment

A sniffer dog used by Chilean rescuers on Wednesday night responded to a scent from the site of a collapsed building.

# lebanon - Monday 31 August, 2020

Lebanese diplomat appointed to form new government in crisis-hit country
# Beirut
# Beirut

Lebanese diplomat appointed to form new government in crisis-hit country

Aug 31st 2020, 1:28 PM 7,351 Views 0 Comments

His appointment comes weeks after a devastating explosion in Beirut.

# lebanon - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Tribunal finds Hezbollah member guilty of ex-prime minister's murder in 2005
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Tribunal finds Hezbollah member guilty of ex-prime minister's murder in 2005

Aug 18th 2020, 3:49 PM 12,779 Views 5 Comments

One of four men were found guilty today.

Verdict due over assassination of former Lebanese prime minister amid fears of more violence
# Hezbollah
# Hezbollah

Verdict due over assassination of former Lebanese prime minister amid fears of more violence

Aug 18th 2020, 8:40 AM 10,272 Views 2 Comments

The tribunal’s long-awaited decision comes two weeks after a cataclysmic blast at Beirut port.

# lebanon - Friday 14 August, 2020

Lebanon's parliament approves two-week state of emergency in Beirut
# Emergency
# Emergency

Lebanon's parliament approves two-week state of emergency in Beirut

Aug 14th 2020, 7:36 AM 8,886 Views 0 Comments

Dozens of demonstrators shouted as lawmakers arrived at parliament to ratify the emergency measure.

# lebanon - Monday 10 August, 2020

The entire Lebanese government has resigned over last week's massive explosion
# Beirut Explosion
# Beirut Explosion

The entire Lebanese government has resigned over last week's massive explosion

Aug 10th 2020, 5:58 PM 24,439 Views 24 Comments

The cabinet has been under increasing pressure after several ministers quit or expressed their intention to step down in recent days.

# lebanon - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Countries pledge €250m in aid for port blast to be delivered 'directly' to Lebanese people
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Countries pledge €250m in aid for port blast to be delivered 'directly' to Lebanese people

Updated Aug 9th 2020, 8:00 PM 40,012 Views 22 Comments

Countries pledged financial aid and called for an independent inquiry at a virtual donor conference hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron today.

# lebanon - Saturday 8 August, 2020

'People want revenge': Heated protests in Beirut call for accountability after port blast kills 158
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

'People want revenge': Heated protests in Beirut call for accountability after port blast kills 158

Updated Aug 8th 2020, 6:30 PM 39,421 Views 12 Comments

At least 158 people were killed in the blast, and 6,000 have been injured.

# lebanon - Friday 7 August, 2020

I knew of chemicals weeks before Beirut blast, says Lebanon’s president
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

I knew of chemicals weeks before Beirut blast, says Lebanon’s president

Aug 7th 2020, 10:00 PM 30,606 Views 19 Comments

Michel Aoun said he ordered action to be taken at the time but he has no authority over the port.

Lebanon's president rejects global probe into port blast
# Beirut
# Beirut

Lebanon's president rejects global probe into port blast

Aug 7th 2020, 3:58 PM 15,309 Views 19 Comments

Michel Aoun today said a missile or negligence could have been responsible for the explosion.

Protesters clash with police on the streets of Beirut days after deadly explosion
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Protesters clash with police on the streets of Beirut days after deadly explosion

Aug 7th 2020, 7:23 AM 15,623 Views 8 Comments

Tear gas was used against those protesting against political leaders.

# lebanon - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Macron urges reform as Lebanese officials seek to shift blame over blast
# Beirut
# Beirut

Macron urges reform as Lebanese officials seek to shift blame over blast

Aug 6th 2020, 5:49 PM 21,166 Views 0 Comments

It is unclear how much support the international community will offer the notoriously dysfunctional government.

Emergency aid arrives in Beirut as city reels from massive explosion
# Support
# Support

Emergency aid arrives in Beirut as city reels from massive explosion

Aug 6th 2020, 7:05 AM 16,960 Views 13 Comments

Lebanon’s prime minister has called on “friendly countries” to lend their support.

# lebanon - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Opinion: 'Lebanon needs help - or the consequences for the Middle East don't bear thinking about'
# Concern
# Concern

Opinion: 'Lebanon needs help - or the consequences for the Middle East don't bear thinking about'

Aug 5th 2020, 8:00 PM 23,289 Views 26 Comments

Yesterday’s explosion made a desperate situation worse, writes Bríd Kennedy of Concern.

Port officials under house arrest after explosion in Lebanon’s capital
# Beirut
# Beirut

Port officials under house arrest after explosion in Lebanon’s capital

Aug 5th 2020, 7:54 PM 29,314 Views 6 Comments

At least 100 people died and thousands were injured in the blast which caused damage over a large area of Beirut.

Explainer: How Beirut explosions came at 'worst time possible' for a country in a 'dire situation'
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Explainer: How Beirut explosions came at 'worst time possible' for a country in a 'dire situation'

Aug 5th 2020, 5:00 PM 18,314 Views 5 Comments

Prior to the devastating blasts, Lebanon was already dealing with its worst economic recession in decades.

'People just want to burst into tears': Beirut blast sends shockwaves through Lebanon
# Explosion
# Explosion

'People just want to burst into tears': Beirut blast sends shockwaves through Lebanon

Aug 5th 2020, 3:08 PM 15,746 Views 5 Comments

A large area of the Lebanese capital sits under rubble today following the blast less than 48 hours ago.

In pictures: The aftermath of the massive Beirut explosions
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

In pictures: The aftermath of the massive Beirut explosions

Aug 5th 2020, 1:21 PM 27,952 Views 23 Comments

The scale of the destruction was such that the city has been left resembling the scene of an earthquake.

Trump says US generals 'feel' Beirut explosion was an 'attack', despite no evidence
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Trump says US generals 'feel' Beirut explosion was an 'attack', despite no evidence

Aug 5th 2020, 10:59 AM 35,811 Views 45 Comments

Lebanese officials say they have not determined the cause of the explosion.

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