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# Peacekeepers

Last month
November 2023
Irish troops arrive home from Lebanon deployment as UNIFIL confirms attack on peacekeepers
The soldiers from the 122nd Infantry Battalion had a busy time in recent weeks during which Israeli forces traded fire with Hezbollah militants in the area.
Last year
What is known so far about the death of Irish peacekeeper Seán Rooney in Lebanon
An investigation into the incident, which occurred during a routine patrol, is underway.
Doing our part: a small team of Irish troops on the frontline between Lebanon and Israel
Reporter Niall O’Connor has been reporting from South Lebanon and visited Camp 6-52 today.
Government spent almost €3 million on chartered flights to send Irish troops abroad
The revelation comes amid criticism of the lack of a troop-carrying aircraft.
All time
Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups
117 Defence Forces personnel have just returned from an extended seven-month deployment to Lebanon.
Niall O'Connor speaks with returning UN Peacekeepers from the tension filled environment of South Lebanon.
The exchange of fire between Palestinians and Israel saw them take to bunkers to protect them from stray rounds.
The Irish troops, drawn from across the island, carried out humanitarian work and maintained the peace in the country.
Three UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic ahead of national polls
A spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General said that attacks againt peacekeepers “may constitute a war crime”.
'You should be proud': Taoiseach visits Irish troops serving in Lebanon this Christmas
This Christmas some 580 troops will be serving overseas.
Fourteen UN peacekeepers killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
It is understood many of the dead are from Tanzania.
Defence Forces honoured with award for humanitarian and peacekeeping efforts
The Irish force has been involved in the rescue of thousands of migrants.
Irish troops could free up France to fight Isis
France is considering withdrawing from some peacekeeping missions.
Man arrested over 1980 murders of Irish soldiers in Lebanon
Mahmoud Bazzi was deported from the US today.
Irish peacekeepers are going to train their African counterparts
A new training programme has been announced by Minister Charlie Flanagan.
The situation in the Golan Heights is going from bad to worse
The Phillippines has pulled all of its peacekeepers out of the region.
UN confirms militants have released kidnapped UN peacekeepers
The Al Qaeda-linked group has safely returned 45 Fijian troops, kidnapped at the Golan Heights.
Irish peacekeepers safe but "on high alert" after Golan Heights kidnappings
Irish personnel secured a route and provided security as UNDOF troops withdrew from a position today.
Ireland sends €2 million to South Sudan as 4 million people face starvation
A second ceasefire in the country has collapsed and both rebels and government forces are blocking the paths of UN peacekeepers.
Central African Republic is 'on verge of genocide'
“You have seven surgeons for a population of five million, an infant mortality rate of 25 per cent… and 1.5 million people who have nothing”.
Fallen Irish peacekeepers commemorated
Simultaneous commemorations being held around the country on 8 July.
UN condemns attack on peacekeepers in Ivory Coast
Seven peacekeepers were killed during Friday’s ambushes.
Bomb wounds five UN peacekeepers in Lebanon
The explosion occurred near to the port city of Sidon targeted a UNIFIL convoy along the highway at 6pm local time, injuring five French soldiers.
UN peacekeeping force 'brought cholera to Haiti'
The disease has killed more than 5,500 people and sickened more than 363,000 others since it was discovered in October.