130 members of the Defence Forces are, for the second time in a year, unable to return home to their families tomorrow.
Wed, 03 Apr, 2019
Martin D Stern (Letters, January 6) wrongly suggests that in my letter on January 13 I was trying to imply Israel was ultimately responsible for recent Saudi executions.
Thu, 21 Jan, 2016
Sat, 16 Jan, 2016
Following the execution of 47 men in Saudi Arabia on January 2, the situation in the Middle East is deteriorating.
Wed, 13 Jan, 2016
Wed, 30 Dec, 2015
Fri, 18 Dec, 2015
I have the highest respect for the Irish Defence Forces. The defence forces are considered by their peers to be highly efficient and professional.
Wed, 02 Sep, 2015
Defence Minster Simon Coveney has voiced concerns about mortar bombs being launched into the Golan Heights where Irish peacekeeping troops are stationed.
Tue, 05 May, 2015
New recruits at their passing out parade must realise they are entering the Irish Naval Service at probably the most exciting time in its history.
Fri, 13 Mar, 2015
An organisation representing soldiers serving on the Golan Heights is demanding that a specialist team be sent out to help them cope with the stress of being under fire by Syrian insurgents.
Wed, 01 Oct, 2014
Irish troops will remain on peacekeeping duty in the contested Golan Heights territory despite armed clashes and rebel attacks on United Nations soldiers.
Wed, 24 Sep, 2014
Irish troops are to remain on the Golan Heights.
Tue, 23 Sep, 2014
Irish troops have withdrawn from a series of posts on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights in the last two days.
Tue, 16 Sep, 2014
Defence Minister Simon Coveney does not believe US president Barack Obama’s pronouncements on the Middle East should be a concern for Irish peacekeepers in the region.
Sat, 13 Sep, 2014
Fiji has sent mixed messages on whether its 45 United Nations peacekeepers that are being held captive by Syrian insurgents will be freed soon.
Wed, 10 Sep, 2014
Ireland will not unilaterally pull its troops out of the UN peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights, Defence Minister Simon Coveney has said.
Wed, 03 Sep, 2014
Defence Minister Simon Coveney has said that Irish troops deployed as part of the UN mission in the disputed Golan Heights will not be replaced unless the mission is reviewed.
Mon, 01 Sep, 2014
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials have said.
Sun, 31 Aug, 2014
It is unclear whether Irish troops will be involved in rescue efforts to free UN workers kidnapped in Syria.
Irish troops deployed with the UN peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights, Syria (UNDOF) have been involved in a number of missions to rescue UN colleagues under fire from rebel forces, a Defence Forces spokesperson has confirmed.
Sat, 30 Aug, 2014
Syrian rebels holding dozens of Fijian UN peacekeepers hostage have attacked Filipino troops in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said.
More than 70 Syrian refugees fleeing the ongoing war in their homeland are expected to arrive in Ireland in the next two months.
Fri, 29 Aug, 2014
Some 130 members of the Defence Forces are entering an intense training programme ahead of their deployment to Syria.
Wed, 27 Aug, 2014
Irish troops serving in Syria have come under attack from anti-government armed forces.
Fri, 29 Nov, 2013
More than 100 Irish soldiers have been deployed for a six-month stint in the Golan Heights.
Mon, 30 Sep, 2013
Sun, 29 Sep, 2013
Up to 150 Irish troops will be deployed to the Middle East to protect a sensitive border crossing.
Tue, 16 Jul, 2013
The Philippines remains committed to deploying troops in UN peacekeeping hotspots despite the brief hostage-taking of 21 of its soldiers, military officials have said.
Sun, 10 Mar, 2013
Syrian rebels have freed 21 UN peacekeepers and have handed them to Jordanian authorities, according to an international peace envoy.
Sat, 09 Mar, 2013
Several United Nations peacekeepers from the Philippines who were abducted by Syrian rebels said in videos posted online today that they are safe and sound.
Thu, 07 Mar, 2013
Four people were killed and two wounded when gunmen and police fought an armed battle in a diplomatic quarter of the Syrian capital Damascus, officials said.
Wed, 28 Apr, 2004
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