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# unifil - This year 2022

Investigation as civilian motorcyclist killed in Lebanon collision with Irish military vehicle
# UNIFIL
# UNIFIL

Investigation as civilian motorcyclist killed in Lebanon collision with Irish military vehicle

Sep 5th 2022, 5:20 PM 19,211 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened in south Lebanon where the troops are based.

Taoiseach visits Irish troops on peacekeeping mission in Lebanon
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Taoiseach visits Irish troops on peacekeeping mission in Lebanon

Updated May 29th 2022, 3:44 PM 27,675 Views 85 Comments

Reporter Niall O’Connor is accompanying the Taoiseach and reporting from Lebanon in the coming days.

# unifil - Last year 2021

Israel launches air strikes on Lebanon in response to rocket attacks
# Israel-Lebanon
# Israel-Lebanon

Israel launches air strikes on Lebanon in response to rocket attacks

Aug 5th 2021, 1:21 PM 10,562 Views 33 Comments

Israel said it had struck launch sites as well as installations which had previously been used to attack Israel.

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 23,961 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.

# unifil - All time

Peacekeepers' killings in Lebanon led government to halt Israeli plans to open Irish embassy
# UNIFIL
# UNIFIL

Peacekeepers' killings in Lebanon led government to halt Israeli plans to open Irish embassy

Dec 28th 2019, 1:00 PM 30,453 Views 48 Comments

Irish troops have been deployed to the region with the UN since the 1970s.

'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 16,310 Views 52 Comments

This Christmas some 580 troops will be serving overseas.

'It’s tough to be away from home': Varadkar visiting Irish troops in Lebanon
# Away For Christmas
# Away For Christmas

'It’s tough to be away from home': Varadkar visiting Irish troops in Lebanon

Dec 21st 2017, 9:44 AM 13,061 Views 76 Comments

Hundreds of Irish people will be deployed overseas this Christmas.

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 13,633 Views 67 Comments

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

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 4,354 Views 0 Comments

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

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 10,668 Views 25 Comments

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

Hello soldiers: Taoiseach to meet the troops serving in Lebanon
# Enda On Tour
# Enda On Tour

Hello soldiers: Taoiseach to meet the troops serving in Lebanon

Jun 16th 2014, 9:24 AM 5,231 Views 29 Comments

The Taoiseach will also announce an additional €2 million in emergency funding to help Syrian and Palestinian refugees.

Shatter says Syrian war is making Lebanon ‘increasingly unstable’
# Irish Defence Forces
# Irish Defence Forces

Shatter says Syrian war is making Lebanon ‘increasingly unstable’

May 12th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,381 Views 80 Comments

The Minister for Defence also revealed that the UN has requested that Irish observers be sent to Syria.

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 28,363 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.

In pictures: Irish troops arrive home to smiles and smooches
# Welcome Home
# Welcome Home

In pictures: Irish troops arrive home to smiles and smooches

May 17th 2012, 9:01 PM 12,565 Views 16 Comments

There were happy scenes as the soldiers were welcomed at Dublin Airport today.

Irish troops return from UN mission in Lebanon
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Irish troops return from UN mission in Lebanon

May 17th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,294 Views 4 Comments

A replacement battalion has already been deployed to continue Ireland’s involvement in the UNIFIL operation.

Bombs, Skype, and no tea: What Christmas is like for the Irish troops in Lebanon
# Camp Shamrock
# Camp Shamrock

Bombs, Skype, and no tea: What Christmas is like for the Irish troops in Lebanon

Dec 25th 2011, 9:30 AM 5,606 Views 9 Comments

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.

Roadside bomb injures French UN peacekeepers in Lebanon
# Explosion
# Explosion

Roadside bomb injures French UN peacekeepers in Lebanon

Dec 9th 2011, 9:26 AM 998 Views 2 Comments

The Defence Forces say that no Irish peacekeepers were injured in the blast.

Column: ‘Next I boil 300 eggs’ – a day in the life of an army chef
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: ‘Next I boil 300 eggs’ – a day in the life of an army chef

Oct 16th 2011, 12:30 PM 519 Views 4 Comments

In the latest of our dispatches from Irish troops on the Blue Line in Lebanon, battalion chef Cpl Joe Agnew describes cooking for 350 hungry soldiers in a mobile kitchen.

McAleese to meet Irish troops in Lebanon on final official trip
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

McAleese to meet Irish troops in Lebanon on final official trip

Oct 15th 2011, 9:36 AM 590 Views 7 Comments

The President will meet with members of the 104th Battalion today, visit Camp Shamrock, and lay a wreath in memory of those who have lost their lives.

Lebanon bomb that killed Irish soldiers could have been detected – report
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Lebanon bomb that killed Irish soldiers could have been detected – report

Sep 19th 2011, 3:05 PM 2,547 Views 2 Comments

An independent review into the death of three soldiers in Lebanon in 1989 says safety procedures were not sufficient.

Column: ‘Breakfast is Lebanese porridge and UHT milk’ – an Irish soldier’s diary
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘Breakfast is Lebanese porridge and UHT milk’ – an Irish soldier’s diary

Aug 3rd 2011, 7:30 AM 267 Views 8 Comments

What is life really like for Irish troops in Lebanon? Hot and dangerous, writes Westmeath native Corporal Alan Rigney.

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.

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# The Daily Fix
# The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Jun 26th 2011, 7:35 PM 2,485 Views 6 Comments

In this evening’s fix: DAA board backs down, shock death at Glastonbury, cringey MySpace pages and the only slideshow you’ll ever need to see…swamp soccer!

Two hundred Irish troops heading for Lebanon in the morning
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Two hundred Irish troops heading for Lebanon in the morning

Jun 26th 2011, 4:07 PM 1,027 Views 9 Comments

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.

Independent review announced into Irish soldiers' 1989 deaths in Lebanon
Live Apr 8th 2011, 4:59 PM

Independent review announced into Irish soldiers' 1989 deaths in Lebanon