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    And here be a video I...

    And here be a video I made...http://thestar.ie/irish-battle-troops-are-ready-for-anything/
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    https://www.flickr.com/photos/138035062@N07/albums...

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/138035062@N07/albums/72157661704942655
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    Will try to put some pics up.

    Will try to put some pics up.
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    8111

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    I have been over a few times in recent years....

    I have been over a few times in recent years. Leave it with me.
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    Many thanks to the person who PM'd me the...

    Many thanks to the person who PM'd me the details. Your message box is full, tried to thank you.

    No, Hedgie, I haven't had a chance. I've been up to my bollix with work and wanted to get the...
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    I've checked everywhere, even in the Spanish...

    I've checked everywhere, even in the Spanish media, and can see no reference to this. I'd be very keen to do a piece, if anyone can point me in the direction of any news item about it. Cheers.
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    Hmmm, I was chasing this story for a few weeks as...

    Hmmm, I was chasing this story for a few weeks as I too heard about it. But after checking with various people , I came away satisfied that they weren't refused the Javelins at all. I was just told...
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    Is that camp not on the Israeli side?

    Is that camp not on the Israeli side?
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    You couldn't make this up - this fella is in...

    You couldn't make this up - this fella is in charge of Irish soldiers out there:



    http://www.timesofisrael.com/filipino-force-defied-un-commander-in-golan-crisis/
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    http://www.thestar.ie/star/video-irish-troops-ambu...

    http://www.thestar.ie/star/video-irish-troops-ambushed-in-golan-heights-52276/
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    I did my bit today. I am now in Groundhog...

    I did my bit today. I am now in Groundhog myself...


    Irish soldiers have had a series of secret gun battles with rebels in Syria - and even blasted two of them shooting from a house, it can be ...
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    Yeah, no. It's not them. I think people...

    Yeah, no. It's not them. I think people misunderstood the press release. Different Filipinos.
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    Yes, the safe passage was organised for other...

    Yes, the safe passage was organised for other Filipino troops. their colleagues who are besieged are still in the same situation, as of a few hours ago anyway.
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    I understand they are from the Philippines.\

    I understand they are from the Philippines.\
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    http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Report-Rebels-cap...

    http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Report-Rebels-capture-UN-peacekeepers-at-Israel-Syria-border-372651

    From what I understand, no irish have been taken, thankfully.
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    Actually, they are - unsurprisngly - in Groundhog...

    Actually, they are - unsurprisngly - in Groundhog all day.
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    In a heartbeat, to be honest. There might be the...

    In a heartbeat, to be honest. There might be the only proviso that I would have to protect whoever gave it to me. So if they could be traced from it then I couldn't see how I could use it....
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    This is interesting. I have heard lots of...

    This is interesting. I have heard lots of rumours. In fact, there are some things I am pretty satisfied actually happened, but the necessary proof is missing. Personally, I take the view that Irish...
  20. Thread: Unifil(3)

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    No, they were definitely ARW. They flew in with...

    No, they were definitely ARW. They flew in with the Taoiseach's party and flew out again either last night or early this morning (we saw them in Beirut later. And they were used for CP for Alan...
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    The ARW have a number of HK416 rifles but they...

    The ARW have a number of HK416 rifles but they are not a replacement for their Steyr's.



    Yes its a mini Army cap badge pin. The GardaĆ­ also wear mini Garda cap badge on their lapels when...
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    I think there were actually four lads who...

    I think there were actually four lads who fainted. They had been out in the heat for at least an hour, poor ****ers.
    What's more there was a bug going round and many of the GoH had either just...
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    That struck me too. And the fact that they...

    That struck me too.

    And the fact that they will have 12 Typhoons from the get go, rising to 16.
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    O Flower of Scotland

    I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet, but the Scottish independence document, unveiled yesterday, has a significant defence section. Seeing as Scotland is quite close, population-wise, to...
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    And here is an interview we did with the famous...

    And here is an interview we did with the famous Mick Mulcahy: http://youtu.be/tDqmm65Y7lU It was done in the Irish House in Naquora.
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