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#Troops

# troops - 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.

# troops - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Thirsty troops will now have to pay €3.10 for a pint of Guinness

The Defence Forces raised the price of booze in its subsidised watering holes.

# troops - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Israel deploys more troops to West Bank as crisis continues to escalate

The stabbing to death of three members of an Israeli family yesterday saw clashes erupt amid escalating tensions at the Holy Land’s most contested shrine.

# troops - Friday 21 October, 2016

A mock firefight and IED blast: Irish soldiers prepare for Lebanon

The troops will be working as part of the United Nations alongside Finnish and Estonian troops.

# troops - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

"It should never have happened": Irish soldiers' forgotten battle told in Siege of Jadotville

The film got a standing ovation when it premiered in Dublin last night.

# troops - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

British special forces have been pictured for the first time on the ground in Syria

The exclusive BBC images appear to show troops securing the perimeter of a rebel base.

# troops - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Obama announces 8,400 troops to remain in Afghanistan after he leaves office

The number is significantly more than the president had previously announced.

# troops - Friday 1 July, 2016

US military ends ban on transgender troops

The thousands of transgender people who serve in the military have previously been forced to hide their gender identity.

# troops - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Thanks to Brexit, the fragile peace in Ireland is under threat

Security expert Tom Clonan writes that a referendum on Northern Ireland may lead to sectarian tensions in the six counties.

# troops - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Emotional scenes as 190 Irish troops return home after 6 months in Lebanon Big Welcome This post contains images

Emotional scenes as 190 Irish troops return home after 6 months in Lebanon

One soldier was meeting his 10-week-old daughter for the first time.

# troops - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Russia gets ready to pull its planes from Syria

The Russian airbase in the country is preparing after an order from Putin.

# troops - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Troops rescue 16-year-old Swedish girl from Islamic State

A statement from the regional government said that the girl had been “misled” by an Isis member in Sweden.

# troops - Monday 28 December, 2015

Hundreds of troops deployed as UK hit by 'unprecedented' flooding

Another thousand are on standby as further bad weather is expected.

# troops - Thursday 11 June, 2015

UN peacekeepers 'traded food and medicine for sex'

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

# troops - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Joy and tears as Irish Golan Heights troops are reunited with their families Safe And Sound This post contains images

Joy and tears as Irish Golan Heights troops are reunited with their families

The soldiers spent six months in the Middle East flashpoint.

# troops - Sunday 22 March, 2015

American troops evacuated from Yemen as civil war approaches

The advance of rebel forces has continued.

# troops - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Troops are being deployed on the streets of Belgium

The move follows anti-terror raids earlier this week.

# troops - 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.

# troops - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Irish troops arrive home alive as Golan Heights mission is ‘de-risked’

The 130 troops were welcomed by family and friends in an emotional reunion this morning.

# troops - Friday 3 October, 2014

Australia is joining the fight against Islamic State in Iraq

The country’s cabinet today approve the deployment of special forces and military air strikes.

# troops - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission

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

# troops - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

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

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

# troops - Saturday 20 September, 2014

'Buffer zone' to separate troops and miliants created during Ukraine peace talks

The buffer zone is to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants.

# troops - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Australia sending 600 troops to join US against Islamic State - but not for combat

400 air personnel and about 200 military personnel followed a formal request from Washington for Australia to contribute to the international coalition.

# troops - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Kidnapped Fijian peacekeepers "will be released soon"

That’s according to the country’s Ministry of Information.

# troops - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Fears over Ukraine truce as woman killed in heavy fighting overnight

Ukraine, Russia and Moscow-backed separatists signed the ceasefire deal on Friday, but there’s been reports of fresh violence this weekend.

# troops - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s been talking about a drowning tragedy in Crete, Irish troops in the Middle East, peace, and EP.

# troops - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels at Golan Heights

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

# troops - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Potshots, tear gas, snipers and curfews: 'Fighting a war with unarmed citizens' in Ferguson

The continued protests in Ferguson over Michael Brown’s death have seen unrest in the town.

# troops - Saturday 12 July, 2014

"The rebels will pay...": Ukraine leader vows action over rocket attacks

Separatists near the Russian border mowed down 19 troops in a hail of heavy rocket fire yesterday.

# troops - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

US sends 300 more troops to Iraq

The move raises the total U.S. troop presence in Iraq to approximately 750, the Pentagon said.

# troops - Friday 20 June, 2014

Ukrainian president aims to ease fighting with week-long ceasefire

Russia has demanded an apology after a customs officer was wounded at a border checkpoint.

# troops - 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.

# troops - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Militants seize Iraq’s second largest city, as troops throw away uniforms and abandon posts

The militant groups have launched a series of major operations in Iraq in recent days, killing scores of people and highlighting the weakness of the country’s security forces.

# troops - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Mortars target Iraq voting centres as polls open in first election since US troops left

The country’s prime minister said he is certain of winning.

# troops - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Five NATO soldiers killed in British helicopter crash in Afghanistan

The cause of the helicopter crash is not immediately known.

# troops - Friday 25 April, 2014

Russia is trying to trigger World War III - Kiev

The developments prompted German Chancellor Angela Merkel to call Russian President Vladimir Putin to voice “great concern”.

# troops - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Ukraine revives offensive against rebels while US sends 'reassuring' troops

Pro-Moscow insurgents are also currently holding two journalists.

# troops - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Are Russian troops withdrawing from the Ukrainian border? Not as far as NATO can see

Ukraine reported yesterday that troops had started leaving the area.

# troops - Monday 31 March, 2014

Watch: Irish troops return home from their six-month tour of duty in Syria Defence Forces This post contains videos

Watch: Irish troops return home from their six-month tour of duty in Syria

A couple even got to meet their newborns for the first time.

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