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# unifil - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Israel launches air strikes on Lebanon in response to rocket attacks
# Israel-Lebanon
# Israel-Lebanon

Israel launches air strikes on Lebanon in response to rocket attacks

Aug 5th 2021, 1:21 PM 10,507 Views 33 Comments

Israel said it had struck launch sites as well as installations which had previously been used to attack Israel.

# unifil - Friday 4 June, 2021

Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups
# Peacekeepers
# Peacekeepers

Irish troops took shelter as Israel traded rockets and artillery fire with Palestinian groups

Jun 4th 2021, 12:05 AM 23,488 Views 18 Comments
  • 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.

# unifil - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Peacekeepers' killings in Lebanon led government to halt Israeli plans to open Irish embassy
# UNIFIL
# UNIFIL

Peacekeepers' killings in Lebanon led government to halt Israeli plans to open Irish embassy

Dec 28th 2019, 1:00 PM 30,306 Views 48 Comments

Irish troops have been deployed to the region with the UN since the 1970s.

# unifil - 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 16,275 Views 52 Comments

This Christmas some 580 troops will be serving overseas.

# unifil - 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 13,034 Views 76 Comments

Hundreds of Irish people will be deployed overseas this Christmas.

# unifil - 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 13,612 Views 67 Comments

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

# unifil - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Ireland had almost three bomb disposals a week last year
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Ireland had almost three bomb disposals a week last year

Dec 30th 2014, 7:00 AM 4,343 Views 0 Comments

The Army had 430 troops serving on peacekeeping missions in 16 countries in the past 12 months.

# unifil - 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 10,632 Views 25 Comments

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

# unifil - Monday 16 June, 2014

Hello soldiers: Taoiseach to meet the troops serving in Lebanon
# Enda On Tour
# Enda On Tour

Hello soldiers: Taoiseach to meet the troops serving in Lebanon

Jun 16th 2014, 9:24 AM 5,213 Views 29 Comments

The Taoiseach will also announce an additional €2 million in emergency funding to help Syrian and Palestinian refugees.

# unifil - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Shatter says Syrian war is making Lebanon ‘increasingly unstable’
# Irish Defence Forces
# Irish Defence Forces

Shatter says Syrian war is making Lebanon ‘increasingly unstable’

May 12th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,357 Views 80 Comments

The Minister for Defence also revealed that the UN has requested that Irish observers be sent to Syria.

# unifil - Friday 28 December, 2012

1982: A year of tragedy for Irish soldiers in the Lebanon
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

1982: A year of tragedy for Irish soldiers in the Lebanon

Dec 28th 2012, 9:15 AM 26,541 Views 31 Comments

Documents from 1982 capture the immediate aftermath of the moment when Michael McAleavey shot dead three of his colleagues at Tibnin Bridge in South Lebanon.

# unifil - Thursday 17 May, 2012

In pictures: Irish troops arrive home to smiles and smooches
# Welcome Home
# Welcome Home

In pictures: Irish troops arrive home to smiles and smooches

May 17th 2012, 9:01 PM 12,530 Views 16 Comments

There were happy scenes as the soldiers were welcomed at Dublin Airport today.

Irish troops return from UN mission in Lebanon
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Irish troops return from UN mission in Lebanon

May 17th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,274 Views 4 Comments

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

# unifil - Sunday 25 December, 2011

Bombs, Skype, and no tea: What Christmas is like for the Irish troops in Lebanon
# Camp Shamrock
# Camp Shamrock

Bombs, Skype, and no tea: What Christmas is like for the Irish troops in Lebanon

Dec 25th 2011, 9:30 AM 5,525 Views 10 Comments

A lot of us take for granted that we’ll spend Christmas Day with our families. But for Irish troops in Lebanon, Christmas is like any other day on patrol. Niamh Fleming-Farrell talks to the troops to find out what it’s like.

# unifil - Friday 9 December, 2011

Roadside bomb injures French UN peacekeepers in Lebanon
# Explosion
# Explosion

Roadside bomb injures French UN peacekeepers in Lebanon

Dec 9th 2011, 9:26 AM 976 Views 2 Comments

The Defence Forces say that no Irish peacekeepers were injured in the blast.

# unifil - Sunday 16 October, 2011

Column: ‘Next I boil 300 eggs’ – a day in the life of an army chef
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: ‘Next I boil 300 eggs’ – a day in the life of an army chef

Oct 16th 2011, 12:30 PM 479 Views 4 Comments

In the latest of our dispatches from Irish troops on the Blue Line in Lebanon, battalion chef Cpl Joe Agnew describes cooking for 350 hungry soldiers in a mobile kitchen.

# unifil - Saturday 15 October, 2011

McAleese to meet Irish troops in Lebanon on final official trip
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

McAleese to meet Irish troops in Lebanon on final official trip

Oct 15th 2011, 9:36 AM 573 Views 7 Comments

The President will meet with members of the 104th Battalion today, visit Camp Shamrock, and lay a wreath in memory of those who have lost their lives.

# unifil - Monday 19 September, 2011

Lebanon bomb that killed Irish soldiers could have been detected – report
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Lebanon bomb that killed Irish soldiers could have been detected – report

Sep 19th 2011, 3:05 PM 2,500 Views 2 Comments

An independent review into the death of three soldiers in Lebanon in 1989 says safety procedures were not sufficient.

# unifil - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Column: ‘Breakfast is Lebanese porridge and UHT milk’ – an Irish soldier’s diary
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘Breakfast is Lebanese porridge and UHT milk’ – an Irish soldier’s diary

Aug 3rd 2011, 7:30 AM 228 Views 8 Comments

What is life really like for Irish troops in Lebanon? Hot and dangerous, writes Westmeath native Corporal Alan Rigney.

# unifil - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Bomb wounds five UN peacekeepers in Lebanon
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Bomb wounds five UN peacekeepers in Lebanon

Jul 26th 2011, 7:07 PM 249 Views 0 Comments

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.

# unifil - Sunday 26 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# The Daily Fix
# The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Jun 26th 2011, 7:35 PM 2,469 Views 6 Comments

In this evening’s fix: DAA board backs down, shock death at Glastonbury, cringey MySpace pages and the only slideshow you’ll ever need to see…swamp soccer!

Two hundred Irish troops heading for Lebanon in the morning
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Two hundred Irish troops heading for Lebanon in the morning

Jun 26th 2011, 4:07 PM 1,011 Views 9 Comments

The soldiers will leave Dublin Airport at 2.30am to join the rest of the 104th Battalion on a peacekeeping mission. The youngest is 20-years-old.

# unifil - Friday 8 April, 2011

Independent review announced into Irish soldiers' 1989 deaths in Lebanon
Live Apr 8th 2011, 4:59 PM

Independent review announced into Irish soldiers' 1989 deaths in Lebanon