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#UNDOF

# undof - Thursday 16 June, 2022

Government renews approval for Irish peacekeeping missions in Syria and Kosovo
# Peace Missions
# Peace Missions

Government renews approval for Irish peacekeeping missions in Syria and Kosovo

Jun 16th 2022, 6:30 AM 7,783 Views 3 Comments

Irish troops are based in the Golan Heights and the Kosovar capital Pristina in UN mandated operations.

# undof - 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 12,168 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.

# undof - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Return of 119 troops from Syria delayed for two weeks over error in clearance to travel through Lebanon
# UN Peacekeeping
# UN Peacekeeping

Return of 119 troops from Syria delayed for two weeks over error in clearance to travel through Lebanon

Oct 3rd 2018, 4:09 PM 13,458 Views 32 Comments

The issue emerged on Monday morning as the troops were preparing to return from UN peacekeeping.

# undof - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Concern for Irish troops in Syria as Russia and US plan safe zone
# UNDOF
# UNDOF

Concern for Irish troops in Syria as Russia and US plan safe zone

Jul 16th 2017, 10:00 PM 21,058 Views 55 Comments

There are concerns that this new safe zone could be safeguarded by Russian and US troops.

# undof - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission

Oct 1st 2014, 8:50 PM 4,854 Views 3 Comments

He said that he’s satisfied they acceded to his request for a review.

# undof - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions
# Syria
# Syria

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions

Sep 23rd 2014, 7:05 PM 7,892 Views 26 Comments

Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.

# undof - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

The rebel group holding 45 UN soldiers wants to be taken off the UN's terror list
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

The rebel group holding 45 UN soldiers wants to be taken off the UN's terror list

Sep 2nd 2014, 7:53 AM 6,976 Views 30 Comments

The Al-Nusra Front want their group taken off the UN’s list of terrorist organisations, as well as compensation for fighters injured in recent days.

# undof - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Irish soldiers "safe and accounted for" after daring rescue mission
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Irish soldiers "safe and accounted for" after daring rescue mission

Aug 30th 2014, 8:40 PM 39,144 Views 72 Comments

Irish troops staged an operation to evacuate UN troops from an area where heavy fighting was taking place.

Peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels at Golan Heights
# UNDOF
# UNDOF

Peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels at Golan Heights

Aug 30th 2014, 11:24 AM 8,655 Views 74 Comments

The clash took place at 6am, but morale is still said to be high among the troops.

# undof - 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.

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 17,818 Views 48 Comments

Syrian rebels captured 43 Fijian soldiers yesterday.

# undof - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Irish peacekeeping troops experiencing 'some harassment' in Syria
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Irish peacekeeping troops experiencing 'some harassment' in Syria

Aug 27th 2014, 10:51 PM 29,341 Views 95 Comments

Another 130 troops will deploy to the area next month.

# undof - Friday 29 November, 2013

Irish troops 'fully committed to Golan Heights task' - Shatter
# Syria
# Syria

Irish troops 'fully committed to Golan Heights task' - Shatter

Nov 29th 2013, 11:39 AM 6,616 Views 83 Comments

An estimated 36 Irish troops were on patrol yesterday when their convoy was hit by an unknown blast.

# undof - Monday 30 September, 2013

Explainer: What are Irish troops doing in Syria?
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Explainer: What are Irish troops doing in Syria?

Sep 30th 2013, 8:30 PM 12,190 Views 155 Comments

115 Irish Defence Forces personnel have now arrived at their new base. Why were they sent there? How long is the mission? How will they spend their downtime? Your questions, answered.

# undof - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Irish troops arrive in Syria for UNDOF mission after three week delay
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Irish troops arrive in Syria for UNDOF mission after three week delay

Sep 29th 2013, 11:43 AM 10,418 Views 53 Comments

The mission was postponed at the request of the UN. The main body of the Irish contingent arrived at their new HQ last night.

# undof - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

UN delays Irish troops heading to the Golan Heights by three weeks
# Syria
# Syria

UN delays Irish troops heading to the Golan Heights by three weeks

Sep 4th 2013, 1:21 PM 8,141 Views 77 Comments

Commandant Denis Hanly said the United Nations requested the troops to be delayed “for administration reasons”.

# undof - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Shatter to review troops ahead of Syria deployment
# Cathal Brugha Barracks
# Cathal Brugha Barracks

Shatter to review troops ahead of Syria deployment

Sep 3rd 2013, 7:30 AM 5,394 Views 42 Comments

The 115 members of the 43rd Infantary Group will head out to the Golan Heights to take part in a UN mission in the coming days.

# undof - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Irish soldiers ‘trained, ready, focussed and looking forward’ to Syria mission
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Irish soldiers ‘trained, ready, focussed and looking forward’ to Syria mission

Aug 25th 2013, 7:48 PM 25,662 Views 167 Comments

TheJournal.ie sits down with Captain James O’Hara to discuss his imminent deployment to the Golan Heights.

# undof - Friday 23 August, 2013

Irish troops to deploy to Syria in early September
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

Irish troops to deploy to Syria in early September

Aug 23rd 2013, 4:46 PM 11,839 Views 105 Comments

A total of 115 members of the Irish Defence Forces will join the United Nation’s mission in the Golan Heights next month.