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#Peacekeeping

# peacekeeping - Monday 18 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Defence Forces personnel recognised for their role in south Lebanon at special ceremony Peacekeeping

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

There are 458 Irish personnel attached to Unifil.

# peacekeeping - Friday 28 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Bomb disposal, prison security, peacekeeping - The work of the Irish Defence Forces in 2018 Óglaigh Na HÉireann

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

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

# peacekeeping - Thursday 1 November, 2018

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

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

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

# peacekeeping - Sunday 24 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Pride and sacrifice: Marking 60 years of Irish participation in peacekeeping missions Defence Forces This post contains videos

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

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

# peacekeeping - Thursday 13 October, 2016

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie European police and soldiers will be trained by a €2m game made at Trinity College Virtual Reality

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

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

# peacekeeping - Sunday 31 January, 2016

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish troops could free up France to fight Isis Peacekeeping

Irish troops could free up France to fight Isis

France is considering withdrawing from some peacekeeping missions.

# peacekeeping - Saturday 11 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Serbian PM stoned while attending commemoration for victims of massacre Srebrenica

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

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

# peacekeeping - Thursday 11 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie UN peacekeepers 'traded food and medicine for sex' Haiti

UN peacekeepers 'traded food and medicine for sex'

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

# peacekeeping - Monday 4 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish troops safe after mortar attack injures two UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights Attack

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

The two soldiers were evacuated to Israel for medical care.

# peacekeeping - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish peacekeeping troops 'safe and accounted for' after death of Spanish soldier Lebanon

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.

# peacekeeping - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland had almost three bomb disposals a week last year Peacekeeping

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.

# peacekeeping - Saturday 6 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Lebanon will do 'everything in their power' to pursue justice over killing of Irish soldiers Peacekeeping

Lebanon will do 'everything in their power' to pursue justice over killing of Irish soldiers

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

# peacekeeping - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Defence Forces test water supply amid claims Irish troops are at risk of E Coli Golan Heights

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

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

# peacekeeping - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights Tensions Rising

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

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

# peacekeeping - Monday 1 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Syrian troops and Islamist rebels exchange fire near peace line in Golan Heights Peacekeeping

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

Defence Minister Simon Coveney wants a UN review of the peacekeeping

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Irish UN peacekeepers be pulled out of Golan Heights? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

# peacekeeping - Saturday 30 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The lives of our peacekeeping troops are being recklessly risked at the Syrian border Spectrum Of Violence

Opinion: The lives of our peacekeeping troops are being recklessly risked at the Syrian border

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

From TheJournal.ie Filipino UN peacekeepers defy Syrian rebels in Golan Heights standoff UNDOF

Filipino UN peacekeepers defy Syrian rebels in Golan Heights standoff

Syrian rebels captured 43 Fijian soldiers yesterday.

# peacekeeping - Monday 11 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Man suspected of killing two Irish soldiers in Lebanon to be deported from US Peacekeeping

Man suspected of killing two Irish soldiers in Lebanon to be deported from US

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

# peacekeeping - Friday 18 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Silent vigil for two Irish peacekeepers tortured and murdered in Lebanon 34 Years

Silent vigil for two Irish peacekeepers tortured and murdered in Lebanon

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying' Nuclear Weapons

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: We have a duty to share our peace-building skills with the world Peace

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ever wonder if you have what it takes for a tour of duty in Syria? Tough Enough This post contains images

Ever wonder if you have what it takes for a tour of duty in Syria?

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

# peacekeeping - Friday 20 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Syria war has reached stalemate Syria

Syria war has reached stalemate

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

# peacekeeping - Friday 17 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Turkey and US demand Assad stand down Syria

Turkey and US demand Assad stand down

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

# peacekeeping - Thursday 7 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie France seeks Mali exit, handover to UN peacekeepers Mali

France seeks Mali exit, handover to UN peacekeepers

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

# peacekeeping - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Ireland owed €11.5 million by UN for peacekeeping missions Peacekeeping

Ireland owed €11.5 million by UN for peacekeeping missions

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

# peacekeeping - Friday 28 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie 1982: A year of tragedy for Irish soldiers in the Lebanon 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.

# peacekeeping - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

From TheJournal.ie UN peacekeepers missing in Darfur Darfur

UN peacekeepers missing in Darfur

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

# peacekeeping - Sunday 8 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie President to lay wreath as events commemorating fallen soldiers held around Ireland 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 - Friday 15 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Fallen Irish peacekeepers commemorated Peacekeeping

Fallen Irish peacekeepers commemorated

Simultaneous commemorations being held around the country on 8 July.

# peacekeeping - Thursday 17 May, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Irish troops return from UN mission in Lebanon 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.

# peacekeeping - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Irish Defence Forces set for observer role in UN Syria mission 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.

# peacekeeping - Sunday 25 December, 2011

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

# peacekeeping - Friday 9 December, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Roadside bomb injures French UN peacekeepers in Lebanon Explosion

Roadside bomb injures French UN peacekeepers in Lebanon

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

# peacekeeping - Thursday 17 November, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Irish Peacekeeping troops welcomed home from Lebanon Welcome Home This post contains images

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.

# peacekeeping - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Bombs explode 30km from Irish Defence Forces camp in Lebanon 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.

# peacekeeping - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Serbs clash with NATO forces in Kosovo Kosovo

Serbs clash with NATO forces in Kosovo

A spokesman for NATO says peacekeeping troops opened fire after being attacked with pipebombs.

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