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# unifil - Saturday 28 December, 2019

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

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

# unifil - Friday 22 December, 2017

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

This Christmas some 580 troops will be serving overseas.

# unifil - Thursday 21 December, 2017

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

Hundreds of Irish people will be deployed overseas this Christmas.

# unifil - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Irish peacekeeping troops 'safe and accounted for' after death of Spanish soldier

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

# unifil - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Ireland had almost three bomb disposals a week last year

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

# unifil - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Tribute paid to 47 Irish troops who lost their lives in Lebanon

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

# unifil - Monday 16 June, 2014

Hello soldiers: Taoiseach to meet the troops serving in Lebanon

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

# unifil - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Shatter says Syrian war is making Lebanon ‘increasingly unstable’

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

# unifil - Friday 28 December, 2012

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.

# unifil - Thursday 17 May, 2012

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In pictures: Irish troops arrive home to smiles and smooches

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

Irish troops return from UN mission in Lebanon

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

# unifil - Sunday 25 December, 2011

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.

# unifil - Friday 9 December, 2011

Roadside bomb injures French UN peacekeepers in Lebanon

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

# unifil - Sunday 16 October, 2011

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

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.

# unifil - Saturday 15 October, 2011

McAleese to meet Irish troops in Lebanon on final official trip

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.

# unifil - Monday 19 September, 2011

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

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

# unifil - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

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

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

# unifil - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Bomb wounds five UN peacekeepers in Lebanon

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.

# unifil - Sunday 26 June, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Sunday

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

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.

# unifil - Friday 8 April, 2011

Independent review announced into Irish soldiers' 1989 deaths in Lebanon

Justice minister Alan Shatter says new information has come to light which could have influenced an earlier 2003 inquiry.