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Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria
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Irish troops return home after six month deployment in Syria

Apr 5th 2020, 1:27 PM 33,881 Views 26 Comments

The troops will be self-isolating for 14 days in line with HSE guidelines.

Trump Heights: Israel names Golan Heights settlement after Donald Trump
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Trump Heights: Israel names Golan Heights settlement after Donald Trump

Jun 17th 2019, 7:50 AM 14,810 Views 35 Comments

Israeli prime minister inaugurated the new settlement on Sunday.

Donald Trump sent Benjamin Netanyahu a signed map of Israel with the word 'nice' beside annexed territory
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Donald Trump sent Benjamin Netanyahu a signed map of Israel with the word 'nice' beside annexed territory

May 31st 2019, 11:02 AM 46,539 Views 51 Comments

The strange spectacle served as a distraction for Netanyahu who has failed to build a coalition and must hold another election.

'Myself and the children are devastated': Soldiers due to return to Ireland tomorrow face 'unacceptable' delay
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'Myself and the children are devastated': Soldiers due to return to Ireland tomorrow face 'unacceptable' delay

Apr 3rd 2019, 7:59 PM 46,541 Views 34 Comments

A spokesperson for the Department of Defence said that authorities on the ground haven’t yet been granted approval for transportation.

Trump says the US will recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory
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Trump says the US will recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory

Mar 21st 2019, 6:49 PM 19,695 Views 83 Comments

Israel occupied the Golan Heights during the Six-Day War in 1967.

Irish troops to return to Syrian side of Golan Heights after removal due to safety concerns
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Irish troops to return to Syrian side of Golan Heights after removal due to safety concerns

Jun 19th 2018, 10:00 PM 14,557 Views 35 Comments

The Irish infantry group is set to return later this year.

Iranian cleric threatens Israeli cities with destruction as tensions flare between both nations
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Iranian cleric threatens Israeli cities with destruction as tensions flare between both nations

May 11th 2018, 10:15 PM 14,454 Views 105 Comments

There have been serious military confrontations between both nations in recent days.

At least 23 fighters killed after Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria
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At least 23 fighters killed after Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria

May 10th 2018, 12:12 PM 24,366 Views 202 Comments

Russia said 28 Israeli warplanes took part in the raids and around 70 missiles were fired in the attack.

Wounded Syrians are arriving in Israel on donkeys, desperate for treatment
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Wounded Syrians are arriving in Israel on donkeys, desperate for treatment

Nov 12th 2017, 9:30 AM 11,089 Views 62 Comments

Israel and Syria are officially at war, but wounded people are seeking care in the Golan Heights.

Explainer: How a UK minister may lose her job over 'secret' meetings in Israel
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Explainer: How a UK minister may lose her job over 'secret' meetings in Israel

Nov 8th 2017, 12:30 PM 14,361 Views 56 Comments

Another diplomatic incident has cropped up for British Prime Minister Theresa May’s scandal-prone government.

Secret Santa, selection boxes and teamwork: Christmas for Irish Defence Forces at Golan Heights
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Secret Santa, selection boxes and teamwork: Christmas for Irish Defence Forces at Golan Heights

Dec 25th 2016, 11:00 AM 7,530 Views 9 Comments

Corporal Dan Browne is spending his third Christmas away from his home in Ballybrack, Dublin.

From war-torn Syria to another All-Ireland hurling final - Eoin Larkin's remarkable journey
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From war-torn Syria to another All-Ireland hurling final - Eoin Larkin's remarkable journey

Sep 1st 2016, 8:00 AM 11,020 Views 6 Comments

The Kilkenny star has been reflecting on his tour of duty to the Golan Heights.

PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas
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PICS: Enda dons a blue helmet, meets Irish troops and saves Christmas

Dec 23rd 2015, 1:12 PM 16,305 Views 145 Comments

You’d never know there’s an election around the corner…

Enda is off to visit our troops in the Golan Heights
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Enda is off to visit our troops in the Golan Heights

Dec 18th 2015, 6:00 AM 8,450 Views 78 Comments

The Taoiseach will be visiting the Irish men and women serving in the Golan Heights this Sunday.

Photos: Irish soldiers return home after six months in Golan Heights
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Photos: Irish soldiers return home after six months in Golan Heights

Oct 7th 2015, 10:09 PM 15,324 Views 30 Comments

The troops had been deployed as part of the UN’s Disengagement Observer Force.

Watch an Irish army unit get ambushed by their enemies (in a drill)
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Watch an Irish army unit get ambushed by their enemies (in a drill)

Sep 12th 2015, 8:50 AM 19,164 Views 80 Comments

They make short work of them.

This father and son are going away this month - to Syria
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This father and son are going away this month - to Syria

Sep 9th 2015, 6:15 AM 19,236 Views 34 Comments

“This is my second trip with my father and I’m looking forward to going out.”

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

Sep 8th 2015, 3:53 PM 25,078 Views 71 Comments

The Golan Heights has been fought over for four decades.

Thief returns stolen Roman artefacts because they brought 20 years of bad luck
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Thief returns stolen Roman artefacts because they brought 20 years of bad luck

Jul 15th 2015, 6:03 AM 15,568 Views 7 Comments

The man had taken artefacts from the ancient city of Gamla in the Golan Heights in Israel.

ISIS fighters involved in battle 'within a kilometre' of Irish Golan Heights base
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ISIS fighters involved in battle 'within a kilometre' of Irish Golan Heights base

May 5th 2015, 9:59 AM 13,860 Views 41 Comments

A number of stray shells have landed in the camp where Irish troops are stationed. Personnel have take to bunkers.

Irish troops safe after mortar attack injures two UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights
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Irish troops safe after mortar attack injures two UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights

May 4th 2015, 12:16 PM 11,362 Views 30 Comments

The two soldiers were evacuated to Israel for medical care.

Joy and tears as Irish Golan Heights troops are reunited with their families
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Joy and tears as Irish Golan Heights troops are reunited with their families

Apr 8th 2015, 11:16 AM 16,312 Views 12 Comments

The soldiers spent six months in the Middle East flashpoint.

Here's what St. Patrick's Day looks like to Irish soldiers in war-torn hotspots
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Here's what St. Patrick's Day looks like to Irish soldiers in war-torn hotspots

Mar 17th 2015, 8:00 PM 18,632 Views 67 Comments

Irish troops have been mixing duty and celebration across the globe today

Two rockets fired from Syria hit Israel, says army - so they're returning fire
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Two rockets fired from Syria hit Israel, says army - so they're returning fire

Jan 27th 2015, 2:41 PM 8,217 Views 89 Comments

Israel responded with artillery fire.

'The war has divided families more than decades of Israeli occupation ever did'
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'The war has divided families more than decades of Israeli occupation ever did'

Jan 17th 2015, 10:30 AM 10,306 Views 45 Comments

A newly-released Irish film documents the lives of people in Majdal Shams – one of five remaining Arab villages in the Golan Heights.

This is what Christmas looked like for Irish troops serving overseas
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This is what Christmas looked like for Irish troops serving overseas

Dec 26th 2014, 8:12 AM 9,296 Views 20 Comments

There were 430 military personnel stationed in Lebanon, the Golan Heights and other regions these holidays.

Defence Forces test water supply amid claims Irish troops are at risk of E Coli
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Defence Forces test water supply amid claims Irish troops are at risk of E Coli

Oct 28th 2014, 7:29 PM 8,572 Views 11 Comments

The troops are part of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights.

Irish troops arrive home alive as Golan Heights mission is 'de-risked'
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Irish troops arrive home alive as Golan Heights mission is 'de-risked'

Oct 8th 2014, 6:00 AM 8,732 Views 11 Comments

The 130 troops were welcomed by family and friends in an emotional reunion this morning.

Romantic proposal as soldier gets down on one knee on return from Syria
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Romantic proposal as soldier gets down on one knee on return from Syria

Oct 8th 2014, 6:00 AM 26,091 Views 15 Comments

A shocked girlfriend got more than she hoped for at this morning’s reunion.

Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission
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Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops' Golan Heights mission

Oct 1st 2014, 8:50 PM 4,836 Views 3 Comments

He said that he’s satisfied they acceded to his request for a review.

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions
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Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions

Sep 23rd 2014, 7:05 PM 7,869 Views 26 Comments

Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.

As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights
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As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights

Sep 23rd 2014, 5:41 PM 7,679 Views 39 Comments

It’s the first time since 1985 that Israel has downed a Syrian plane.

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

Sep 19th 2014, 11:49 PM 11,438 Views 33 Comments

Irish peacekeepers are about to re-deploy to the Golan Heights.

'Great escape' Irish troops get ready to leave Golan Heights
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'Great escape' Irish troops get ready to leave Golan Heights

Sep 15th 2014, 10:50 PM 16,205 Views 46 Comments

They’re to be replaced by 130 new peacekeepers.

UN confirms militants have released kidnapped UN peacekeepers
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UN confirms militants have released kidnapped UN peacekeepers

Sep 11th 2014, 1:45 PM 8,973 Views 16 Comments

The Al Qaeda-linked group has safely returned 45 Fijian troops, kidnapped at the Golan Heights.

Kidnapped Fijian peacekeepers "will be released soon"
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Kidnapped Fijian peacekeepers "will be released soon"

Sep 9th 2014, 11:22 PM 7,061 Views 7 Comments

That’s according to the country’s Ministry of Information.

The rebel group holding 45 UN soldiers wants to be taken off the UN's terror list
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The rebel group holding 45 UN soldiers wants to be taken off the UN's terror list

Sep 2nd 2014, 7:53 AM 6,965 Views 30 Comments

The Al-Nusra Front want their group taken off the UN’s list of terrorist organisations, as well as compensation for fighters injured in recent days.

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

Sep 1st 2014, 10:30 PM 5,754 Views 29 Comments

Defence Minister Simon Coveney wants a UN review of the peacekeeping

Poll: Should the Irish UN peacekeepers be pulled out of Golan Heights?
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Poll: Should the Irish UN peacekeepers be pulled out of Golan Heights?

Sep 1st 2014, 9:55 AM 10,901 Views 69 Comments

The Defence Minister has called for a UN review of the mission.

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