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Heard the one about the Irish soldier and the feathered 'Israeli spy'?
# Eagle Has Landed
# Eagle Has Landed

Heard the one about the Irish soldier and the feathered 'Israeli spy'?

Feb 1st 2016, 8:30 PM 14,257 Views 16 Comments

The bird had been suspected of espionage – and an Irish officer was called in to negotiate the handover.

The UN has negotiated the release of a vulture suspected of spying for Israel
# Unruffled
# Unruffled

The UN has negotiated the release of a vulture suspected of spying for Israel

Jan 30th 2016, 3:40 PM 15,948 Views 63 Comments

“The vulture was returned in reasonable health by UN officers,” Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority said.

Saudi Arabia has executed 47 men, including a prominent cleric, for terror offences
# Executions
# Executions

Saudi Arabia has executed 47 men, including a prominent cleric, for terror offences

Jan 2nd 2016, 2:36 PM 18,788 Views 130 Comments

All bar two of those executed were Saudi citizens. The executions have sparked international condemnation in the region.

'I never truly understood what it was like to go without, but I do now'
# Column
# Column

'I never truly understood what it was like to go without, but I do now'

Dec 25th 2015, 8:00 AM 61 Views 5 Comments

Lorraine Courtney has just returned from Lebanon’s Syrian refugees where she saw firsthand Concern’s great work.

PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas

Dec 23rd 2015, 1:12 PM 16,333 Views 145 Comments

You’d never know there’s an election around the corner…

Syrian refugee who sold pens on the streets now owns three businesses
# Buy Pens Campaign
# Buy Pens Campaign

Syrian refugee who sold pens on the streets now owns three businesses

Dec 5th 2015, 7:00 PM 28,103 Views 49 Comments

A fundraising campaign raised $190,000 for Abdul Halim al-Attar and his family.

Trial of man accused of killing two Irish peacekeepers begins, but is immediately delayed
# Mahmoud Bazzi
# Mahmoud Bazzi

Trial of man accused of killing two Irish peacekeepers begins, but is immediately delayed

Nov 25th 2015, 5:15 PM 15,525 Views 0 Comments

The military tribunal heard from former Private John O’Mahony.

Islamic State bombs also killed 44 people in Lebanon this week
# Beirut
# Beirut

Islamic State bombs also killed 44 people in Lebanon this week

Nov 14th 2015, 2:05 PM 28,039 Views 69 Comments

Over 230 people were injured

Here's what St. Patrick's Day looks like to Irish soldiers in war-torn hotspots
# Irish Eyes
# Irish Eyes

Here's what St. Patrick's Day looks like to Irish soldiers in war-torn hotspots

Mar 17th 2015, 8:00 PM 18,767 Views 67 Comments

Irish troops have been mixing duty and celebration across the globe today

TV host shuts down guest who says being interviewed by a woman is beneath him
# Not Having It
# Not Having It

TV host shuts down guest who says being interviewed by a woman is beneath him

Mar 9th 2015, 11:14 AM 25,584 Views 88 Comments

The charming scholar also told the journalist to “shut up”.

This video of a Lebanese TV host expertly shutting down a sexist guest is going viral
# Rima Karaki
From The Daily Edge
# Rima Karaki

This video of a Lebanese TV host expertly shutting down a sexist guest is going viral

Mar 9th 2015, 8:22 AM 4,426 Views 2 Comments

A male guest told her it was “beneath” him to be interviewed by a woman, and she responded in kind.

Irish peacekeeping troops 'safe and accounted for' after death of Spanish soldier
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Irish peacekeeping troops 'safe and accounted for' after death of Spanish soldier

Jan 28th 2015, 9:05 PM 13,634 Views 67 Comments

The Spanish soldier was killed when the Israeli military shelled border areas in southern Lebanon.

Lebanese-born porn star stirs debate back home
# Mia Khalifa
# Mia Khalifa

Lebanese-born porn star stirs debate back home

Jan 6th 2015, 9:00 PM 47,746 Views 46 Comments

Mia Khalifa has garnered a mixed response in Lebanon.

This is what Christmas looked like for Irish troops serving overseas
# A Long Way From Home
# A Long Way From Home

This is what Christmas looked like for Irish troops serving overseas

Dec 26th 2014, 8:12 AM 9,322 Views 20 Comments

There were 430 military personnel stationed in Lebanon, the Golan Heights and other regions these holidays.

Independent review into 1981 deaths of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon
# Mystery
# Mystery

Independent review into 1981 deaths of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon

Dec 22nd 2014, 12:31 PM 6,602 Views 3 Comments

Private Hugh Doherty and Private Kevin Joyce were both killed in Lebanon in 1981. Joyce’s body was never recovered.

Lebanon will do 'everything in their power' to pursue justice over killing of Irish soldiers
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Lebanon will do 'everything in their power' to pursue justice over killing of Irish soldiers

Dec 6th 2014, 2:18 PM 11,852 Views 15 Comments

Privates Derek Smallhorne and Thomas Barrett were killed by the South Lebanon Army in an attack in 1980.

Son and wife of Islamic State leader detained in Lebanon
# Al-Baghdadi
# Al-Baghdadi

Son and wife of Islamic State leader detained in Lebanon

Dec 2nd 2014, 2:56 PM 9,726 Views 33 Comments

The woman was reportedly travelling on a false passport.

Interactive map: Here's where all our live sheep and cattle exports go
# On A Boat
# On A Boat

Interactive map: Here's where all our live sheep and cattle exports go

Oct 27th 2014, 5:00 PM 17,181 Views 35 Comments

Almost 203,000 cattle and sheep were exported so far this year.

Tribute paid to 47 Irish troops who lost their lives in Lebanon
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Tribute paid to 47 Irish troops who lost their lives in Lebanon

Oct 19th 2014, 7:30 AM 10,669 Views 25 Comments

A wreath was laid at Tibnin Memorial to the personnel who died in service.

Deportation of man suspected of killing Irish soldiers "an important step"
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Deportation of man suspected of killing Irish soldiers "an important step"

Aug 12th 2014, 2:47 PM 6,249 Views 11 Comments

Mahmoud Bazzi will be deported from the US to Lebanon, where it is hoped he will face justice.

Man suspected of killing two Irish soldiers in Lebanon to be deported from US
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Man suspected of killing two Irish soldiers in Lebanon to be deported from US

Aug 11th 2014, 10:37 PM 14,433 Views 23 Comments

Mahmoud Bazzi entered the US illegally but is not charged with the deaths.

Gardaí, Microsoft and Hello Kitty: The week in numbers
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Gardaí, Microsoft and Hello Kitty: The week in numbers

Jul 19th 2014, 7:30 PM 7,507 Views 10 Comments

Plus: At what age do people begin to feel most confident about their looks?

Families cautiously optimistic after arrest of man alleged to have killed two Irish soldiers
# Justice
# Justice

Families cautiously optimistic after arrest of man alleged to have killed two Irish soldiers

Jul 17th 2014, 2:30 PM 6,527 Views 4 Comments

“Growing up, we knew our Dad was tortured and murdered in the line of duty”.

Irish and US authorities 'in touch' about man who claimed he killed Irish soldiers
# Arrest
# Arrest

Irish and US authorities 'in touch' about man who claimed he killed Irish soldiers

Jul 16th 2014, 6:12 PM 13,537 Views 10 Comments

Minister Coveney said Lebanon is the only jurisdiction that can pursue a prosecution.

'I will be home soon, son': Irish soldiers stationed abroad mark Father's Day
# Missing You
# Missing You

'I will be home soon, son': Irish soldiers stationed abroad mark Father's Day

Jun 15th 2014, 10:45 AM 11,970 Views 41 Comments

Members of the Defence Forces who are serving in Syria, Lebanon and Mali have sent messages home to their families.

Spread of MERS virus prompts international emergency talks
# WHO
# WHO

Spread of MERS virus prompts international emergency talks

May 9th 2014, 1:20 PM 13,360 Views 16 Comments

The World Health Organisation is to hold a meeting due to the rising number of cases in several countries.

Silent vigil for two Irish peacekeepers tortured and murdered in Lebanon
# 34 Years
# 34 Years

Silent vigil for two Irish peacekeepers tortured and murdered in Lebanon

Apr 18th 2014, 7:45 AM 23,536 Views 22 Comments

The families and friends of Private Derek Smallhorne and Private Thomas Barrett are looking for their killer to be questioned about his past life – before he moved to the US, settled down and started working as an ice-cream man.

Efforts made in Lebanon 'from time to time' to find remains of Irish soldier, says Shatter
# Cold Case
# Cold Case

Efforts made in Lebanon 'from time to time' to find remains of Irish soldier, says Shatter

Mar 26th 2014, 3:02 PM 9,191 Views 13 Comments

Private Hugh Doherty and Private Kevin Joyce were both killed in Lebanon in 1981. Joyce’s body was never recovered.

Al Qaeda has 'put down roots' in Lebanon - a gateway to strike at Israel
# Middle East
# Middle East

Al Qaeda has 'put down roots' in Lebanon - a gateway to strike at Israel

Feb 1st 2014, 10:15 AM 6,507 Views 57 Comments

The terrorist group is gaining influence as the country sees increasing sectarian violence and spillover turmoil from the Syrian war.

Ireland will take in 90 Syrian refugees this year
# In Need
# In Need

Ireland will take in 90 Syrian refugees this year

Feb 1st 2014, 7:30 AM 7,591 Views 95 Comments

The 90 includes four medical cases whose needs can only be met outside their current settlements.

Where's the beef? Lebanon, actually*
# Meaty Deal
# Meaty Deal

Where's the beef? Lebanon, actually*

Jan 22nd 2014, 10:07 PM 11,499 Views 14 Comments

*Along with sheepmeat and cooked meats.

Meet the woman who wasn't celebrating on her 100th birthday
# Syria
# Syria

Meet the woman who wasn't celebrating on her 100th birthday

Jan 14th 2014, 10:30 PM 19,148 Views 11 Comments

As she marks the landmark date, Hallum Al-Amin only fears dying outside her “precious” homeland.

Have you heard about the 'Not a Martyr' campaign?
# Peace Protest
# Peace Protest

Have you heard about the 'Not a Martyr' campaign?

Jan 13th 2014, 10:00 PM 18,832 Views 39 Comments

The ‘selfie’ protest is ready to move onto its next step in the Lebanon.

Former Lebanese minister killed in huge car bomb explosion
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Former Lebanese minister killed in huge car bomb explosion

Dec 27th 2013, 10:35 AM 6,083 Views 11 Comments

Footage from the scene showed people on fire and several cars and buildings ablaze.

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 8,364 Views 13 Comments

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

Europe pledges an extra €30 million to help Syrians in need
# Syria
# Syria

Europe pledges an extra €30 million to help Syrians in need

Dec 25th 2013, 7:00 AM 2,327 Views 0 Comments

According to the United Nations, about nine million people require assistance in the war-torn country.

Don't forget about them: Defence Forces abroad send Xmas wishes

Don't forget about them: Defence Forces abroad send Xmas wishes

Dec 19th 2013, 2:45 PM 11,922 Views 25 Comments

Read messages to loved ones from those in some of the smaller overseas missions (where you may not even realise we have troops posted).

171 Irish troops due home as their replacements settle in for Christmas in Lebanon
# Homecoming
# Homecoming

171 Irish troops due home as their replacements settle in for Christmas in Lebanon

Nov 27th 2013, 7:10 AM 6,131 Views 42 Comments

The 108th Battalion troops will be welcomed home by family members and well-wishers at Dublin Airport today.

Caption Competition: Alan Shatter takes on the Defences Forces at ping pong
# Minister For Fun
# Minister For Fun

Caption Competition: Alan Shatter takes on the Defences Forces at ping pong

Nov 26th 2013, 8:20 PM 11,028 Views 58 Comments

“You cannot be serious!”… “I’m Alan Shatter. I’m always serious.”

Deadly suicide blasts rock Iranian embassy in Beirut
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Deadly suicide blasts rock Iranian embassy in Beirut

Nov 19th 2013, 9:55 PM 5,376 Views 34 Comments

The attack killed 22 people and left more than a hundred wounded.