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#Peacekeeping

# peacekeeping - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Expense of citizenship 'stopping some Defence Force members from serving on UN missions'
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Expense of citizenship 'stopping some Defence Force members from serving on UN missions'

Oct 7th 2021, 3:36 PM 17,658 Views 15 Comments

PDFORRA has called on Minister Coveney to ‘do the right thing’ and grant citizenship to migrant soldiers.

# peacekeeping - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

First female Defence Forces officer achieves rank of Major General
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

First female Defence Forces officer achieves rank of Major General

May 25th 2021, 8:30 PM 33,543 Views 51 Comments

Major-General Maureen O’Brien’s appointment to this rank was described as a “great source of pride for the Defence Forces” by Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney.

# peacekeeping - Friday 1 January, 2021

Ireland takes its seat on the UN Security Council
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Ireland takes its seat on the UN Security Council

Jan 1st 2021, 8:04 AM 17,391 Views 37 Comments

The Taoiseach described it as an ‘enormous responsibility’.

# peacekeeping - Monday 22 June, 2020

Over 100 peacekeeping troops arrive home from Lebanon after Covid-19 delay
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Over 100 peacekeeping troops arrive home from Lebanon after Covid-19 delay

Jun 22nd 2020, 10:41 AM 15,203 Views 4 Comments

Minister Paul Kehoe has thanked them for their service.

# peacekeeping - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Cabinet to hear proposal to send Army Ranger Wing to Mali
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Cabinet to hear proposal to send Army Ranger Wing to Mali

Jun 9th 2019, 11:28 AM 20,048 Views 45 Comments

If approved this would be the first deployment of the ARW overseas in their special forces role since their deployment to Chad in 2008.

# peacekeeping - Sunday 7 April, 2019

After facing a delay, Irish troops will return home from Golan Heights and Syria this evening
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

After facing a delay, Irish troops will return home from Golan Heights and Syria this evening

Apr 7th 2019, 1:56 PM 12,157 Views 20 Comments

The soldiers are now due to touch down at Dublin Airport at 7.15pm tonight, where they will be greeted by their families.

# peacekeeping - Monday 18 March, 2019

Defence Forces personnel recognised for their role in south Lebanon at special ceremony
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Defence Forces personnel recognised for their role in south Lebanon at special ceremony

Mar 18th 2019, 2:30 PM 16,924 Views 16 Comments

There are 458 Irish personnel attached to Unifil.

# peacekeeping - Friday 28 December, 2018

Bomb disposal, prison security, peacekeeping - The work of the Irish Defence Forces in 2018
# Óglaigh Na HÉireann
# Óglaigh Na HÉireann

Bomb disposal, prison security, peacekeeping - The work of the Irish Defence Forces in 2018

Dec 28th 2018, 11:32 AM 12,265 Views 7 Comments

There are currently 650 members of the Defence Forces serving in 14 countries.

# peacekeeping - Thursday 1 November, 2018

'Inappropriate for a family occasion': Complaints after Defence Forces video shown at All Ireland semi-final
# Minister Paul Kehoe
# Minister Paul Kehoe

'Inappropriate for a family occasion': Complaints after Defence Forces video shown at All Ireland semi-final

Nov 1st 2018, 6:05 AM 41,679 Views 73 Comments

The video was played during the hurling encounter between Clare and Galway in July.

# peacekeeping - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Pride and sacrifice: Marking 60 years of Irish participation in peacekeeping missions
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Pride and sacrifice: Marking 60 years of Irish participation in peacekeeping missions

Jun 24th 2018, 8:00 AM 7,619 Views 1 Comment

Ireland holds the record for the longest unbroken peacekeeping service of any nation in the world.

# peacekeeping - Thursday 13 October, 2016

FactCheck: Was Willie O'Dea really not aware of concerns over Lariam, while he was Minister?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Was Willie O'Dea really not aware of concerns over Lariam, while he was Minister?

Oct 13th 2016, 8:01 PM 18,694 Views 32 Comments

The Fianna Fáil TD was asked four times by Vincent Browne, and four times denied that concerns were mentioned to him about the anti-malaria drug given to Irish troops.

# peacekeeping - Friday 5 February, 2016

European police and soldiers will be trained by a €2m game made at Trinity College
# Virtual Reality
# Virtual Reality

European police and soldiers will be trained by a €2m game made at Trinity College

Feb 5th 2016, 12:37 PM 14,960 Views 44 Comments

The college is leading a project that aims to improve skills needed in peacekeeping missions.

# peacekeeping - Sunday 31 January, 2016

'I wanted to keep the peace, and joining the Irish army was the best way to do that...'
# Scotch Irish
# Scotch Irish

'I wanted to keep the peace, and joining the Irish army was the best way to do that...'

Jan 31st 2016, 7:45 AM 26,349 Views 42 Comments

The number of women officers in the Defence Forces is finally on the rise and Catherine Smyth is one of them. But Catherine is Scottish, not Irish.

# peacekeeping - 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 24,542 Views 83 Comments

France is considering withdrawing from some peacekeeping missions.

# peacekeeping - Saturday 11 July, 2015

WATCH: Serbian PM stoned while attending commemoration for victims of massacre
# Srebrenica
# Srebrenica

WATCH: Serbian PM stoned while attending commemoration for victims of massacre

Jul 11th 2015, 7:05 PM 33,597 Views 91 Comments

More than 1,000 of the bodies of those killed are yet to be recovered.

# peacekeeping - Thursday 11 June, 2015

UN peacekeepers 'traded food and medicine for sex'
# Haiti
# Haiti

UN peacekeepers 'traded food and medicine for sex'

Jun 11th 2015, 8:19 AM 13,959 Views 43 Comments

About a third of alleged sexual abuse involves minors under 18.

# peacekeeping - Monday 4 May, 2015

Irish troops safe after mortar attack injures two UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights
# Attack
# Attack

Irish troops safe after mortar attack injures two UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights

May 4th 2015, 12:16 PM 11,362 Views 30 Comments

The two soldiers were evacuated to Israel for medical care.

# peacekeeping - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

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 13,609 Views 67 Comments

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

# peacekeeping - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Ireland had almost three bomb disposals a week last year
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Ireland had almost three bomb disposals a week last year

Dec 30th 2014, 7:00 AM 4,342 Views 0 Comments

The Army had 430 troops serving on peacekeeping missions in 16 countries in the past 12 months.

# peacekeeping - Saturday 6 December, 2014

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 11,832 Views 15 Comments

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

# peacekeeping - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Defence Forces test water supply amid claims Irish troops are at risk of E Coli
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Defence Forces test water supply amid claims Irish troops are at risk of E Coli

Oct 28th 2014, 7:29 PM 8,572 Views 11 Comments

The troops are part of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights.

# peacekeeping - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights
# Tensions Rising
# Tensions Rising

As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights

Sep 23rd 2014, 5:41 PM 7,679 Views 39 Comments

It’s the first time since 1985 that Israel has downed a Syrian plane.

# peacekeeping - Monday 1 September, 2014

Syrian troops and Islamist rebels exchange fire near peace line in Golan Heights
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Syrian troops and Islamist rebels exchange fire near peace line in Golan Heights

Sep 1st 2014, 10:30 PM 5,754 Views 29 Comments

Defence Minister Simon Coveney wants a UN review of the peacekeeping

Poll: Should the Irish UN peacekeepers be pulled out of Golan Heights?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Irish UN peacekeepers be pulled out of Golan Heights?

Sep 1st 2014, 9:55 AM 10,901 Views 69 Comments

The Defence Minister has called for a UN review of the mission.

# peacekeeping - Saturday 30 August, 2014

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 398 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.

# peacekeeping - Friday 29 August, 2014

Filipino UN peacekeepers defy Syrian rebels in Golan Heights standoff
# UNDOF
# UNDOF

Filipino UN peacekeepers defy Syrian rebels in Golan Heights standoff

Aug 29th 2014, 7:25 AM 17,779 Views 48 Comments

Syrian rebels captured 43 Fijian soldiers yesterday.

# peacekeeping - Monday 11 August, 2014

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 14,403 Views 23 Comments

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

# peacekeeping - Friday 18 April, 2014

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 23,454 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.

# peacekeeping - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Column: 'With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying'
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

Column: 'With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying'

Mar 27th 2014, 7:30 PM 194 Views 66 Comments

As a 13-year old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow became a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Her harrowing testimony is a continuing reminder of the importance of nuclear disarmament, writes Jamie Walsh.

# peacekeeping - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Column: We have a duty to share our peace-building skills with the world
# Peace
# Peace

Column: We have a duty to share our peace-building skills with the world

Feb 27th 2014, 8:00 AM 18 Views 36 Comments

Ireland has seen first-hand the benefits a third party can bring to a peace process; it owes it to the forgotten conflicts throughout the world to help, writes Colm Bergin.

# peacekeeping - 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 14,258 Views 115 Comments

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

# peacekeeping - Friday 20 September, 2013

Syria war has reached stalemate
# Syria
# Syria

Syria war has reached stalemate

Sep 20th 2013, 10:31 AM 3,138 Views 32 Comments

Neither side can win, the country’s deputy prime minister has said.

# peacekeeping - 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 4,136 Views 97 Comments

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

# peacekeeping - Thursday 7 February, 2013

France seeks Mali exit, handover to UN peacekeepers
# Mali
# Mali

France seeks Mali exit, handover to UN peacekeepers

Feb 7th 2013, 1:30 PM 2,925 Views 11 Comments

France is keen to hand over the military burden as its forces continue to come under attack from rebels.

# peacekeeping - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Ireland owed €11.5 million by UN for peacekeeping missions
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Ireland owed €11.5 million by UN for peacekeeping missions

Jan 8th 2013, 6:45 AM 5,158 Views 9 Comments

The money is owed for peacekeeping missions in Chad and Lebanon.

# peacekeeping - Friday 28 December, 2012

1982: A year of tragedy for Irish soldiers in the Lebanon
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

1982: A year of tragedy for Irish soldiers in the Lebanon

Dec 28th 2012, 9:15 AM 26,360 Views 31 Comments

Documents from 1982 capture the immediate aftermath of the moment when Michael McAleavey shot dead three of his colleagues at Tibnin Bridge in South Lebanon.

# peacekeeping - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

UN peacekeepers missing in Darfur
# Darfur
# Darfur

UN peacekeepers missing in Darfur

Aug 21st 2012, 5:31 PM 2,624 Views 0 Comments

Two Jordanian officers were buying supplies at a market when they disappeared yesterday.

# peacekeeping - Sunday 8 July, 2012

President to lay wreath as events commemorating fallen soldiers held around Ireland
# The Fallen
# The Fallen

President to lay wreath as events commemorating fallen soldiers held around Ireland

Jul 8th 2012, 7:45 AM 2,771 Views 9 Comments

National Commemoration Day marks the deaths of Irish men and women in past wars and on UN service.

# peacekeeping - Friday 15 June, 2012

Fallen Irish peacekeepers commemorated
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Fallen Irish peacekeepers commemorated

Jun 15th 2012, 6:30 AM 2,188 Views 5 Comments

Simultaneous commemorations being held around the country on 8 July.

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