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# deserters - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Shatter says State failed to acknowledge 'courage and sacrifice' of World War II veterans

The Minister for Justice said that the Irish who fought with the Allies during WWII had “fought against Nazi tyranny”.

# deserters - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Bill giving amnesty to Irish WWII deserters presented to Dáil

Soldiers who deserted the Defence Forces to fight for the allied side were denied pay and pension rights.

# deserters - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Column: Time to ask questions about Irish army deserters during World War II

What do we know about the men who deserted during the war? Noble heroes who fought for the allies, mercenaries who battled the Nazis, or simply men who wanted out, asks Dr Michael Kennedy.

# deserters - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Shatter indicates pardon on the way for Irish deserters who fought in WWII

Thousands of Irish soldiers fled the Defence Forces to fight for the Allies in World War II. They were persecuted upon their return to Ireland.