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# lebanon - Monday 18 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 18th 2019, 2:30 PM 16,903 Views 16 Comments

There are 458 Irish personnel attached to Unifil.

# lebanon - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Heavy rain and snow wrecks Syrian refugee settlements in Lebanon
# Refugees
# Refugees

Heavy rain and snow wrecks Syrian refugee settlements in Lebanon

Jan 9th 2019, 9:05 AM 11,212 Views 10 Comments

Thousands have been left in need of emergency assistance, according to aid workers.

# lebanon - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Another 22 Syrian families have been relocated to Ireland today
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

Another 22 Syrian families have been relocated to Ireland today

Dec 27th 2018, 12:10 AM 59,300 Views 207 Comments

They come here under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.

# lebanon - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Return of 119 troops from Syria delayed for two weeks over error in clearance to travel through Lebanon
# UN Peacekeeping
# UN Peacekeeping

Return of 119 troops from Syria delayed for two weeks over error in clearance to travel through Lebanon

Oct 3rd 2018, 4:09 PM 13,412 Views 33 Comments

The issue emerged on Monday morning as the troops were preparing to return from UN peacekeeping.

# lebanon - Friday 8 June, 2018

'This should never have happened' - Report into killings of Irish soldiers finds catalogue of mistakes
# Joyce And Doherty
# Joyce And Doherty

'This should never have happened' - Report into killings of Irish soldiers finds catalogue of mistakes

Jun 8th 2018, 9:54 PM 20,731 Views 18 Comments

Minister Kehoe repeated his apology to both families.

# lebanon - Friday 22 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 22nd 2017, 9:44 PM 16,263 Views 52 Comments

This Christmas some 580 troops will be serving overseas.

# lebanon - Thursday 21 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 21st 2017, 9:44 AM 13,025 Views 76 Comments

Hundreds of Irish people will be deployed overseas this Christmas.

# lebanon - Monday 18 December, 2017

Driver arrested over murder of British embassy worker in Lebanon
# Rebecca Dykes
# Rebecca Dykes

Driver arrested over murder of British embassy worker in Lebanon

Dec 18th 2017, 7:42 PM 26,709 Views 19 Comments

Local media have reported that the man has confessed to killing Rebecca Dykes.

# lebanon - Sunday 17 December, 2017

UK embassy worker found dead on the side of a motorway in Lebanon
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

UK embassy worker found dead on the side of a motorway in Lebanon

Dec 17th 2017, 7:06 PM 73,733 Views 9 Comments

The BBC reports that Rebecca Dykes’ body was found on the side of a motorway yesterday.

# lebanon - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Explainer: Why the baffling resignation of Lebanon's Prime Minister is escalating Middle East tensions
# New Cold War
# New Cold War

Explainer: Why the baffling resignation of Lebanon's Prime Minister is escalating Middle East tensions

Nov 14th 2017, 12:18 PM 10,543 Views 35 Comments

Saad Hariri has denied he is being held prisoner in Saudi Arabia, and that he was forced to resign.

# lebanon - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Le Pen sparks controversy by refusing to wear veil in Lebanon
# Islamic Veil
# Islamic Veil

Le Pen sparks controversy by refusing to wear veil in Lebanon

Feb 21st 2017, 1:47 PM 25,739 Views 113 Comments

The National Front candidate promptly refused and made a brief statement to journalists before leaving.

# lebanon - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Irish peacekeepers in Lebanon at risk from 'jihadist threat' says top general
# Keeping The Peace
# Keeping The Peace

Irish peacekeepers in Lebanon at risk from 'jihadist threat' says top general

Feb 19th 2017, 2:16 PM 15,893 Views 29 Comments

Major General Michael Beary said that UN forces were wary of returning jihadists from Syria.

# lebanon - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Serving in Lebanon for Christmas: 'I have Love Actually and Home Alone ready to go'
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Serving in Lebanon for Christmas: 'I have Love Actually and Home Alone ready to go'

Dec 21st 2016, 11:00 PM 13,720 Views 20 Comments

Lieutenant Thomas Quigley will be serving with the Defence Forces over Christmas.

# lebanon - Friday 21 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 21st 2016, 6:00 PM 10,861 Views 57 Comments

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

# lebanon - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Tánaiste agrees to allow an extra 260 refugees resettle in Ireland
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Tánaiste agrees to allow an extra 260 refugees resettle in Ireland

Jul 6th 2016, 5:44 PM 22,367 Views 264 Comments

Some 273 asylum seekers have already arrived here from Lebanon.

# lebanon - Saturday 26 March, 2016

On board the 24-hour bus journey into the heart of the Islamic State
# Delivery Men
# Delivery Men

On board the 24-hour bus journey into the heart of the Islamic State

Mar 26th 2016, 10:00 AM 24,793 Views 24 Comments

The Charles Helou bus station in Beirut provides a rare link between IS-held turf in Syria and the outside world.

# lebanon - Sunday 14 February, 2016

Defence Forces take a break from their missions to send Valentine's Day messages home
# Lovely
# Lovely

Defence Forces take a break from their missions to send Valentine's Day messages home

Feb 14th 2016, 8:45 AM 10,241 Views 8 Comments

‘Hugs and kisses from the Lebanon’.

# lebanon - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Harassment and humiliation in Lebanon: 'If I get into a cab, the driver will try to touch me'
# A Safe Place
# A Safe Place

Harassment and humiliation in Lebanon: 'If I get into a cab, the driver will try to touch me'

Feb 4th 2016, 6:05 AM 20,734 Views 27 Comments

Female refugees living in the country have spoken of sexual harassment and attempts by men to exploit them.

# lebanon - Monday 1 February, 2016

Heard the one about the Irish soldier and the feathered 'Israeli spy'?
# Eagle Has Landed
# Eagle Has Landed

Heard the one about the Irish soldier and the feathered 'Israeli spy'?

Feb 1st 2016, 8:30 PM 14,235 Views 16 Comments

The bird had been suspected of espionage – and an Irish officer was called in to negotiate the handover.

# lebanon - Saturday 30 January, 2016

The UN has negotiated the release of a vulture suspected of spying for Israel
# Unruffled
# Unruffled

The UN has negotiated the release of a vulture suspected of spying for Israel

Jan 30th 2016, 3:40 PM 15,927 Views 63 Comments

“The vulture was returned in reasonable health by UN officers,” Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority said.

# lebanon - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Saudi Arabia has executed 47 men, including a prominent cleric, for terror offences
# Executions
# Executions

Saudi Arabia has executed 47 men, including a prominent cleric, for terror offences

Jan 2nd 2016, 2:36 PM 18,761 Views 129 Comments

All bar two of those executed were Saudi citizens. The executions have sparked international condemnation in the region.

# lebanon - Friday 25 December, 2015

'I never truly understood what it was like to go without, but I do now'
# Column
# Column

'I never truly understood what it was like to go without, but I do now'

Dec 25th 2015, 8:00 AM 39 Views 5 Comments

Lorraine Courtney has just returned from Lebanon’s Syrian refugees where she saw firsthand Concern’s great work.

# lebanon - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas

Dec 23rd 2015, 1:12 PM 16,293 Views 145 Comments

You’d never know there’s an election around the corner…

# lebanon - Saturday 5 December, 2015

Syrian refugee who sold pens on the streets now owns three businesses
# Buy Pens Campaign
# Buy Pens Campaign

Syrian refugee who sold pens on the streets now owns three businesses

Dec 5th 2015, 7:00 PM 28,085 Views 49 Comments

A fundraising campaign raised $190,000 for Abdul Halim al-Attar and his family.

# lebanon - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Trial of man accused of killing two Irish peacekeepers begins, but is immediately delayed
# Mahmoud Bazzi
# Mahmoud Bazzi

Trial of man accused of killing two Irish peacekeepers begins, but is immediately delayed

Nov 25th 2015, 5:15 PM 15,503 Views 0 Comments

The military tribunal heard from former Private John O’Mahony.

# lebanon - Saturday 14 November, 2015

Islamic State bombs also killed 44 people in Lebanon this week
# Beirut
# Beirut

Islamic State bombs also killed 44 people in Lebanon this week

Nov 14th 2015, 2:05 PM 28,022 Views 69 Comments

Over 230 people were injured

# lebanon - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Here's what St. Patrick's Day looks like to Irish soldiers in war-torn hotspots
# Irish Eyes
# Irish Eyes

Here's what St. Patrick's Day looks like to Irish soldiers in war-torn hotspots

Mar 17th 2015, 8:00 PM 18,603 Views 67 Comments

Irish troops have been mixing duty and celebration across the globe today

# lebanon - Monday 9 March, 2015

TV host shuts down guest who says being interviewed by a woman is beneath him
# Not Having It
# Not Having It

TV host shuts down guest who says being interviewed by a woman is beneath him

Mar 9th 2015, 11:14 AM 25,537 Views 87 Comments

The charming scholar also told the journalist to “shut up”.

This video of a Lebanese TV host expertly shutting down a sexist guest is going viral
# Rima Karaki
From The Daily Edge
# Rima Karaki

This video of a Lebanese TV host expertly shutting down a sexist guest is going viral

Mar 9th 2015, 8:22 AM 4,390 Views 2 Comments

A male guest told her it was “beneath” him to be interviewed by a woman, and she responded in kind.

# lebanon - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 28th 2015, 9:05 PM 13,602 Views 67 Comments

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

# lebanon - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Lebanese-born porn star stirs debate back home
# Mia Khalifa
# Mia Khalifa

Lebanese-born porn star stirs debate back home

Jan 6th 2015, 9:00 PM 47,483 Views 49 Comments

Mia Khalifa has garnered a mixed response in Lebanon.

# lebanon - Friday 26 December, 2014

This is what Christmas looked like for Irish troops serving overseas
# A Long Way From Home
# A Long Way From Home

This is what Christmas looked like for Irish troops serving overseas

Dec 26th 2014, 8:12 AM 9,293 Views 20 Comments

There were 430 military personnel stationed in Lebanon, the Golan Heights and other regions these holidays.

# lebanon - Monday 22 December, 2014

Independent review into 1981 deaths of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon
# Mystery
# Mystery

Independent review into 1981 deaths of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon

Dec 22nd 2014, 12:31 PM 6,561 Views 3 Comments

Private Hugh Doherty and Private Kevin Joyce were both killed in Lebanon in 1981. Joyce’s body was never recovered.

# lebanon - Saturday 6 December, 2014

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

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

Dec 6th 2014, 2:18 PM 11,830 Views 15 Comments

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

# lebanon - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Son and wife of Islamic State leader detained in Lebanon
# Al-Baghdadi
# Al-Baghdadi

Son and wife of Islamic State leader detained in Lebanon

Dec 2nd 2014, 2:56 PM 9,706 Views 33 Comments

The woman was reportedly travelling on a false passport.

# lebanon - Monday 27 October, 2014

Interactive map: Here's where all our live sheep and cattle exports go
# On A Boat
# On A Boat

Interactive map: Here's where all our live sheep and cattle exports go

Oct 27th 2014, 5:00 PM 17,130 Views 35 Comments

Almost 203,000 cattle and sheep were exported so far this year.

# lebanon - Sunday 19 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 19th 2014, 7:30 AM 10,624 Views 25 Comments

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

# lebanon - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Deportation of man suspected of killing Irish soldiers "an important step"
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Deportation of man suspected of killing Irish soldiers "an important step"

Aug 12th 2014, 2:47 PM 6,223 Views 11 Comments

Mahmoud Bazzi will be deported from the US to Lebanon, where it is hoped he will face justice.

# lebanon - Monday 11 August, 2014

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

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

Aug 11th 2014, 10:37 PM 14,396 Views 23 Comments

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

# lebanon - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Gardaí, Microsoft and Hello Kitty: The week in numbers
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Gardaí, Microsoft and Hello Kitty: The week in numbers

Jul 19th 2014, 7:30 PM 7,486 Views 10 Comments

Plus: At what age do people begin to feel most confident about their looks?