A member of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) looks through binoculars at the Syrian side of the Qunietra crossing from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. An Irish Army officer is to  become the deputy force commander of the under pressure mission. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters.

A senior Irish Army officer will become the deputy force commander of the under pressure United Nations deployment in the Golan Heights, Syria. Brig G(...)

Minister for Justice, Equality & Defence Alan Shatter performing a ministerial review of the 43rd Infantry Group before their departure for a tour of peacekeeping duty in the Golan Heights in Syria. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Irish troops have all the training and specialist equipment they need to deal with any possible chemical warfare incident during their deployment to S(...)

File image of Irish peacekeepers on patrol  in Lebanon in 2000. Photograph: Defence Forces Military Archives

Members of the Defence Forces are to be deployed in Syria as part of a United Nations observer force. The Government approved the move today, accordin(...)