Irish soldiers in Lebannon for another 12 months

Irish soldiers in Lebannon for another 12 months

The Cabinet has approved the deployment of Irish soldiers in Lebanon for a further 12 months.

They will participate in the UNIFIL peace-keeping mission until the end of May next year.

198 members of the defence forces currently serve there, and 185 of them are in a joint battalion with Finland, with the remainder in Headquarters.


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