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#Peacekeepers

# peacekeepers - 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 27,079 Views 2 Comments

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

# peacekeepers - Monday 24 January, 2022

Government spent almost €3 million on chartered flights to send Irish troops abroad
# Peacekeepers
# Peacekeepers

Government spent almost €3 million on chartered flights to send Irish troops abroad

Jan 24th 2022, 12:05 AM 20,147 Views 43 Comments

The revelation comes amid criticism of the lack of a troop-carrying aircraft.

# peacekeepers - 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 23,915 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.

# peacekeepers - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Three UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic ahead of national polls
# Conflict
# Conflict

Three UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic ahead of national polls

Dec 26th 2020, 7:27 AM 14,930 Views 0 Comments

A spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General said that attacks againt peacekeepers “may constitute a war crime”.

# peacekeepers - Friday 22 December, 2017

'You should be proud': Taoiseach visits Irish troops serving in Lebanon this Christmas
# Irish Defence Forces
# Irish Defence Forces

'You should be proud': Taoiseach visits Irish troops serving in Lebanon this Christmas

Dec 22nd 2017, 9:44 PM 16,306 Views 52 Comments

This Christmas some 580 troops will be serving overseas.

# peacekeepers - Friday 8 December, 2017

Fourteen UN peacekeepers killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
# Peacekeepers
# Peacekeepers

Fourteen UN peacekeepers killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dec 8th 2017, 3:21 PM 17,464 Views 8 Comments

It is understood many of the dead are from Tanzania.

# peacekeepers - Monday 12 December, 2016

Defence Forces honoured with award for humanitarian and peacekeeping efforts
# Peacekeepers
# Peacekeepers

Defence Forces honoured with award for humanitarian and peacekeeping efforts

Dec 12th 2016, 10:23 AM 6,370 Views 30 Comments

The Irish force has been involved in the rescue of thousands of migrants.

# peacekeepers - Thursday 19 November, 2015

Irish troops could free up France to fight Isis
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Irish troops could free up France to fight Isis

Nov 19th 2015, 11:58 AM 24,571 Views 83 Comments

France is considering withdrawing from some peacekeeping missions.

# peacekeepers - Friday 30 January, 2015

Man arrested over 1980 murders of Irish soldiers in Lebanon
# Peacekeepers
# Peacekeepers

Man arrested over 1980 murders of Irish soldiers in Lebanon

Jan 30th 2015, 11:12 PM 22,653 Views 56 Comments

Mahmoud Bazzi was deported from the US today.

# peacekeepers - Friday 26 September, 2014

Irish peacekeepers are going to train their African counterparts
# Peacekeepers
# Peacekeepers

Irish peacekeepers are going to train their African counterparts

Sep 26th 2014, 7:24 PM 7,020 Views 38 Comments

A new training programme has been announced by Minister Charlie Flanagan.

# peacekeepers - Friday 19 September, 2014

The situation in the Golan Heights is going from bad to worse
# Peacekeepers
# Peacekeepers

The situation in the Golan Heights is going from bad to worse

Sep 19th 2014, 4:06 PM 10,019 Views 34 Comments

The Phillippines has pulled all of its peacekeepers out of the region.

# peacekeepers - Thursday 11 September, 2014

UN confirms militants have released kidnapped UN peacekeepers
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

UN confirms militants have released kidnapped UN peacekeepers

Sep 11th 2014, 1:45 PM 8,994 Views 16 Comments

The Al Qaeda-linked group has safely returned 45 Fijian troops, kidnapped at the Golan Heights.

# peacekeepers - 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 12,857 Views 46 Comments

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

# peacekeepers - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Ireland sends €2 million to South Sudan as 4 million people face starvation
# Civil War
# Civil War

Ireland sends €2 million to South Sudan as 4 million people face starvation

May 24th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,881 Views 29 Comments

A second ceasefire in the country has collapsed and both rebels and government forces are blocking the paths of UN peacekeepers.

# peacekeepers - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Central African Republic is 'on verge of genocide'
# Warning
# Warning

Central African Republic is 'on verge of genocide'

Nov 21st 2013, 8:29 AM 12,288 Views 132 Comments

“You have seven surgeons for a population of five million, an infant mortality rate of 25 per cent… and 1.5 million people who have nothing”.

# peacekeepers - Friday 15 June, 2012

Fallen Irish peacekeepers commemorated
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Fallen Irish peacekeepers commemorated

Jun 15th 2012, 6:30 AM 2,205 Views 5 Comments

Simultaneous commemorations being held around the country on 8 July.

# peacekeepers - Saturday 9 June, 2012

UN condemns attack on peacekeepers in Ivory Coast
# Côte D'Ivoire
# Côte D'Ivoire

UN condemns attack on peacekeepers in Ivory Coast

Jun 9th 2012, 5:09 PM 1,499 Views 2 Comments

Seven peacekeepers were killed during Friday’s ambushes.

# peacekeepers - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Bomb wounds five UN peacekeepers in Lebanon
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Bomb wounds five UN peacekeepers in Lebanon

Jul 26th 2011, 7:07 PM 259 Views 0 Comments

The explosion occurred near to the port city of Sidon targeted a UNIFIL convoy along the highway at 6pm local time, injuring five French soldiers.

# peacekeepers - Thursday 30 June, 2011

UN peacekeeping force 'brought cholera to Haiti'
# Haiti
# Haiti

UN peacekeeping force 'brought cholera to Haiti'

Jun 30th 2011, 10:26 AM 375 Views 1 Comment

The disease has killed more than 5,500 people and sickened more than 363,000 others since it was discovered in October.