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#Irish Soldiers

From TheJournal.ie More Irish troops to be sent on peacekeeping missions under proposed new plans Irish Army

More Irish troops to be sent on peacekeeping missions under proposed new plans

An initiative, which is to be spearheaded by Ireland, proposes the introduction of “rotation cycles”.

From TheJournal.ie Two Defence Forces members located after terror attack at Mali hotel Irish Soldiers

Two Defence Forces members located after terror attack at Mali hotel

Two EU workers were killed in the attack on a hotel on the edge of the capital Bamako.

From TheJournal.ie Irish peacekeepers in Lebanon at risk from 'jihadist threat' says top general Keeping The Peace

Irish peacekeepers in Lebanon at risk from 'jihadist threat' says top general

Major General Michael Beary said that UN forces were wary of returning jihadists from Syria.

From TheJournal.ie The story of my great grandfather who died in WWI: Patrick Carroll, Gunner 100938 Ww1

The story of my great grandfather who died in WWI: Patrick Carroll, Gunner 100938

Patrick, from Dún Laoghaire, was one of the 49,000 Irish men that was killed in World War I.

From TheJournal.ie Joy and tears as Irish Golan Heights troops are reunited with their families Safe And Sound This post contains images

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

The soldiers spent six months in the Middle East flashpoint.

From TheJournal.ie Irish soldiers forced 'to borrow' ceremonial uniforms for Albert Reynolds' funeral Kitted Out

Irish soldiers forced 'to borrow' ceremonial uniforms for Albert Reynolds' funeral

Soldiers had to borrow parts of the kit from their comrades.

From TheJournal.ie Irish soldiers in the Great War: Tracing your family history in WWI Rememberance

Irish soldiers in the Great War: Tracing your family history in WWI

Readers share their family links to the Great War with some tips on how to begin your search.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Remember those who fought in WWI – they were as diverse, and Irish, as any of us Irish Soldiers

Column: Remember those who fought in WWI – they were as diverse, and Irish, as any of us

The 140,000 Irishmen who enlisted during WWI marched under a British flag, but their reasons for enlisting to fight against Germany were varied and many.

From TheJournal.ie President pays tribute to women in Irish history at Cumann na mBan commemoration Remembrance

President pays tribute to women in Irish history at Cumann na mBan commemoration

An exclusively all female Guard of Honour, drawn from women serving in the Army, Navy and Air Corps, gathered to commemorate the women of the Cumann na mBan today.

From TheJournal.ie Hidden History: The 'forgotten' Irish Brigades abroad Irish Brigades

Hidden History: The 'forgotten' Irish Brigades abroad

A new book looks at the history of the Irish Brigades from the Wild Geese to the Napoleonic Wars.

From TheJournal.ie Over 400 Irish troops celebrate St Patrick's Day overseas this weekend St Patrick's Day

Over 400 Irish troops celebrate St Patrick's Day overseas this weekend

Blessing the shamrock, a fun run and a feed of Irish stew are among the activities our troops are getting up to this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Irish troops prepare for Lebanon mission Lebanon This post contains videos

Irish troops prepare for Lebanon mission

Irish soldiers are undergoing the final phases of an intensive training exercise in preparation for their deployment to Lebanon.

From TheJournal.ie Humiliated, tortured or executed: The little-known story of the Irish POWs Read Me

Humiliated, tortured or executed: The little-known story of the Irish POWs

Some 650 Irish soldiers were taken prisoner by the Japanese during WW2. They were starved, beaten, even crucified – but showed incredible bravery, writes historian Robert Widders.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Irish soldiers who fought in WWII be pardoned for deserting? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish soldiers who fought in WWII be pardoned for deserting?

They “contributed to the freedom of Europe” but were met with “starvation orders” when they got home. Should those 5,000 soldiers who fought for the Allies against Hitler’s forces be pardoned for deserting the Irish army?

From TheJournal.ie BBC to air doc on Irish soldiers persecuted for 'desertion' World War II

BBC to air doc on Irish soldiers persecuted for 'desertion'

Around 5,000 soldiers left the neutral Irish Army to fight fascism in the Allied forces – and were persecuted for it afterwards.

From TheJournal.ie 440 Irish troops prepare for peacekeeping deployment to Lebanon Lebanon

440 Irish troops prepare for peacekeeping deployment to Lebanon

Irish soldiers were first sent to Lebanon in 1978. Last month, Minister Shatter appointed Frank Callanan SC to review information surrounding the deaths of three Irish soldiers there in 1989.