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#UN peacekeeping

# un-peacekeeping - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Tom Clonan: 'My whistleblower journey in the Defence Forces has ended. I am back in from the cold'

Dr Tom Clonan met with the Defence Forces Chief of Staff today about a reconciliation process. ‘Unusually for Ireland, this whistleblowing story has a happy ending,’ he writes.

# un-peacekeeping - Saturday 15 June, 2019

What's behind the violence in Mali and why does the Government want to send elite Defence Forces members there?

This week, Cabinet approved a proposal to send troops abroad for peacekeeping duties.

# un-peacekeeping - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

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

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

# un-peacekeeping - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Ireland is sending 130 soldiers into one of "the most dangerous UN missions in the world"

The Golan Heights has been fought over for four decades.

# un-peacekeeping - Friday 19 September, 2014

'I will not send Irish troops into civil war in Syria' - Coveney

Irish peacekeepers are about to re-deploy to the Golan Heights.

# un-peacekeeping - Monday 1 September, 2014

Syrian troops and Islamist rebels exchange fire near peace line in Golan Heights

Defence Minister Simon Coveney wants a UN review of the peacekeeping

# un-peacekeeping - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Opinion: The lives of our peacekeeping troops are being recklessly risked at the Syrian border

The situation at the border is far too volatile for the UN mission’s remit – it seems the only reason to keep it there is for political posturing.

# un-peacekeeping - Thursday 28 August, 2014

No Irish troops among dozens of peacekeepers captured in the Golan Heights

The UN has confirmed that 43 peacekeepers were detained in the area by an armed group.

# un-peacekeeping - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Man who claimed he killed Irish soldiers arrested in America

Mahmoud Bazzi had claimed he had carried out the killing in revenge for his brother.

# un-peacekeeping - 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.