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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'
# Column
# Column

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

Nov 28th 2019, 12:05 PM 44,079 Views 70 Comments

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?
# Explainer
# Explainer

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

Jun 15th 2019, 9:00 AM 25,653 Views 43 Comments

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
# 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.

# un-peacekeeping - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

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

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

Sep 8th 2015, 3:53 PM 25,071 Views 78 Comments

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
# Out Of Harm's Way
# Out Of Harm's Way

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

Sep 19th 2014, 11:49 PM 11,434 Views 33 Comments

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
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

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

Sep 1st 2014, 10:30 PM 5,747 Views 29 Comments

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
# Spectrum Of Violence
# Spectrum Of Violence

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

Aug 30th 2014, 8:00 AM 393 Views 53 Comments

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
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

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

Aug 28th 2014, 10:40 PM 22,879 Views 125 Comments

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
# Barrett And Smallhorne
# Barrett And Smallhorne

Man who claimed he killed Irish soldiers arrested in America

Jul 16th 2014, 7:29 AM 14,657 Views 32 Comments

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"
# Golan Heights
# Golan Heights

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

Nov 28th 2013, 10:12 PM 16,555 Views 106 Comments

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