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#Irish troops

# irish-troops - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Photos: Events take place to honour Irish troops who've died in wars or UN missions

President Higgins laid a wreath on behalf of the people of Ireland at a ceremony in Collins Barracks.

# irish-troops - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Irish troops to participate in EU Battle Group

The Cabinet approved the participation in the group which will be on standby from July to December 2020.

# irish-troops - 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.

# irish-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.

# irish-troops - Monday 4 May, 2015

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

The two soldiers were evacuated to Israel for medical care.

# irish-troops - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Irish troops in Afghanistan are coming home

A decision has yet to be made on any further deployment.

# irish-troops - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Irish troops on high alert after rebels capture Golan Heights border crossing

But they’re safe at the moment.

# irish-troops - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

EU nations to consider joint military operation to Central African Republic

The Department of Defence said that any decision to send Irish troops to CAR would be a decision “made by government ultimately”.

# irish-troops - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Shatter: No indications Irish troops in Syria are a target

The Minister for Defence said we must accept we are putting troops in harm’s way when we deploy them to these types of operations.

# irish-troops - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Irish troops' vehicle in Syria blast 'struck a mine' while reversing

Troops came under fire last week while travelling in a UN convoy.

# irish-troops - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Irish troops in Syria return fire after being hit by "unknown blast"

An estimated 36 Irish troops were on patrol when their convoy was hit but none sustained any serious injuries.

# irish-troops - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Artillery rounds land metres from Irish troops in Syria gun battle

A spokesperson for the Defence Forces said all 39 of the Irish troops involved returned to their base camp “safe and sound”.

# irish-troops - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about Enda Kenny promising to act on Priory Hall and the death of Ariel Castro.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# irish-troops - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Shatter: Ireland has taken in fifty refugees from Syria crisis

More than two million people have become refugees since the start of the conflict in March 2011.

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Pictures: Irish troops on parade in Rathmines sunshine ahead of Syria mission

The 115 members of the 43rd Infantary Group were reviewed by Minister Alan Shatter before gathering with their families ahead of the first deployment tomorrow.

# irish-troops - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Column: Irish troops are heading to Mali – what will they find there?

Irish troops will go to Mali next month, where approximately 375,000 people have been displaced due to internal conflict. The immense humanitarian fallout of the situation must not be overlooked, writes Emilia Sorrentino.

# irish-troops - Friday 12 October, 2012

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Irish troops prepare for Lebanon mission

Irish soldiers are undergoing the final phases of an intensive training exercise in preparation for their deployment to Lebanon.

# irish-troops - Friday 15 June, 2012

Fallen Irish peacekeepers commemorated

Simultaneous commemorations being held around the country on 8 July.

# irish-troops - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Irish troops return from UN mission in Lebanon

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

# irish-troops - 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.