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# Peacekeeping

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# Peacekeeping
1982: A year of tragedy for Irish soldiers in the Lebanon
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.
# Darfur
UN peacekeepers missing in Darfur
Two Jordanian officers were buying supplies at a market when they disappeared yesterday.
# The Fallen
President to lay wreath as events commemorating fallen soldiers held around Ireland
National Commemoration Day marks the deaths of Irish men and women in past wars and on UN service.
# Peacekeeping
Fallen Irish peacekeepers commemorated
Simultaneous commemorations being held around the country on 8 July.
# Lebanon
Irish troops return from UN mission in Lebanon
A replacement battalion has already been deployed to continue Ireland’s involvement in the UNIFIL operation.
# Syria
Irish Defence Forces set for observer role in UN Syria mission
The Cabinet approves proposals to deploy up to six Defence Forces staff as unarmed observers in Syria.
# Camp Shamrock
Bombs, Skype, and no tea: What Christmas is like for the Irish troops in Lebanon
A lot of us take for granted that we’ll spend Christmas Day with our families. But for Irish troops in Lebanon, Christmas is like any other day on patrol. Niamh Fleming-Farrell talks to the troops to find out what it’s like.
# Explosion
Roadside bomb injures French UN peacekeepers in Lebanon
The Defence Forces say that no Irish peacekeepers were injured in the blast.
# Welcome home
Irish Peacekeeping troops welcomed home from Lebanon
The 104th battalion of the Irish Defence Force has returned today – greeted by family and friend at Dublin Airport.
# Lebanon
Bombs explode 30km from Irish Defence Forces camp in Lebanon
The two explosions occurred at a hotel and off-license in the city of Tyre, about 30km from the Irish peacekeeping unit’s headquarters.
# Kosovo
Serbs clash with NATO forces in Kosovo
A spokesman for NATO says peacekeeping troops opened fire after being attacked with pipebombs.
# Peacekeeping
Two hundred Irish troops heading for Lebanon in the morning
The soldiers will leave Dublin Airport at 2.30am to join the rest of the 104th Battalion on a peacekeeping mission. The youngest is 20-years-old.
# Defence Forces
Defence Forces advance personnel deployed to Lebanon
A team of 90 officials departs Baldonnell for Beirut ahead of the deployment of Irish troops later this month.
# 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.
# Haiti
Haitian protests blame UN peacekeepers for cholera
Demonstrations against Nepalese peacekeepers turn violent, as UN soldiers open fire and complain of political bias.
# Haiti
Haiti on alert as cholera continues to spread
442 people have now been declared dead and 6,742 hospitalised as the pandemic reaches new areas.
# Peacekeeping
Irish troops may be set for Lebanon return
The chief of the Defence Forces, Sean McCann, says 500 Irish troops could be set to return to the Middle East.