The claim emerged after the three men died in a roadside bomb blast in Lebanon in 1989.
Mon, 30 Dec, 2019
An independent review into the murder of one Irish soldier and the disappearance of another in south Lebanon in 1981 has identified a series of failings and shortcomings in the Defence Forces operation.
Sat, 09 Jun, 2018
The head of the UN has said he has confidence in the Irish general in charge of peacekeeping in Lebanon.
Sat, 02 Sep, 2017
Gardaí are to be sent to France this summer to help manage Irish soccer fans attending Euro 2016.
Wed, 25 May, 2016
Wed, 30 Dec, 2015
Fri, 18 Dec, 2015
A double All-Ireland hurling winner who recently took command of the Army’s 1 Brigade at Collins Barracks, Cork, has been appointed Defence Forces deputy chief of staff.
Wed, 17 Jun, 2015
430 members of the Irish Defence Forces are currently serving on Peace Support operations in 16 countries.
Mon, 29 Dec, 2014
A former High Court judge is to conduct a fresh inquiry into the death of a soldier and the disappearance of a colleague in Lebanon in 1981.
Tue, 23 Dec, 2014
An independent review has been ordered into the death of an Irish army private and the disappearance of his colleague while on duty with the UN in Lebanon 33 years ago.
Mon, 22 Dec, 2014
A father and son are among the latest Irish troops being despatched to a United Nations peace-keeping mission in the Middle East.
Thu, 07 Nov, 2013
Newly released files show tensions flared between the Irish government and Israel over the safety of Irish troops serving in Lebanon on peacekeeping duty.
Sat, 29 Dec, 2012
Troops have been put through their paces before deployment to Lebanon next month.
Fri, 12 Oct, 2012
Irish troops will be put through their paces today ahead of their deployment to Lebanon.
Tue, 25 Oct, 2011
A RETIRED army private’s relentless effort to expose the truth about how his friends were killed has been credited by the men’s relatives as being the key to finally revealing what happened.
Tue, 20 Sep, 2011
Bereaved families of three Irish soldiers killed by a landmine in Lebanon 22 years ago said they have finally been vindicated.
Mon, 19 Sep, 2011
There was a systemic failure to respond to the threats facing peacekeeping personnel, a new report into the deaths of three Irish soldiers in Lebanon has stated.
THE commander of UN peacekeeping troops in Lebanon said Irish soldiers have been given one of the country’s most dangerous “hotspots”, close to the contentious border with Israel.
Thu, 21 Jul, 2011
HAVING spent almost 32 years working (as a civilian) with United Nations Military peacekeeping operations, I am extremely pleased to see the return of Irish military personnel to UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon).
Sat, 02 Jul, 2011
Sat, 18 Jun, 2011
A YOUNG solider bound for Lebanon revealed she can hardly wait to follow in her father’s footsteps and serve overseas.
Fri, 03 Jun, 2011
Fri, 22 Apr, 2011
Hundreds of Irish soldiers are to be deployed to a peace-keeping mission in Lebanon in the new year, it was announced today.
Tue, 14 Dec, 2010
Two Irish UN peacekeeping soldiers suffered minor injuries in a roadside bomb attack today in south Lebanon.
Tue, 08 Jan, 2008
EU foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting today to discuss plans for an expanded United Nations peacekeeping mission in Lebanon.
Fri, 25 Aug, 2006
Two small boats carrying French soldiers, the first reinforcement of UN peacekeepers in southern Lebanon, arrived ashore today.
Sat, 19 Aug, 2006
Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened more rocket attacks on cities in central Israel tonight and dismissed a new diplomatic effort by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, saying the United States wants the fighting to continue.
Sat, 29 Jul, 2006
A UN-run observation post just inside Israel was struck today during fighting between Israel and Hezbollah militants.
Fri, 21 Jul, 2006
Heavy cross-border rocket and artillery exchanges erupted along the Lebanese-Israeli frontier yesterday, and Israeli warplanes struck deep inside Lebanon, blasting Palestinian guerrilla bases near Beirut and Syria’s border.
Mon, 29 May, 2006
The remains of three Hezbollah guerrillas killed by Israeli forces in cross-border fighting this week were turned over to Lebanon today in a move that averted a further deterioration in Lebanese-Israeli tensions.
Fri, 25 Nov, 2005
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