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    Quote Originally Posted by FMP View Post
    Now that's one photograph I would like to see replicated over and over again. In countries all over the world on OP's, in the UK on exercise, in Ireland on exercise, get the hell out of the EU BG ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and lets start working with our nearest and dearest. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, long may it last and form the basis for a more productive relationship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack08 View Post
    They will never be more than 12 foreign troops on exercise in Ireland
    I dont think thats completely correct... how many have gone through cadets? been here on UN mission related training? etc? source?
    did we not train soldiers from africa at one stage? and i mean more than 12 in one go, in the curragh as cadets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack08 View Post
    They will never be more than 12 foreign troops on exercise in Ireland
    Where is that coming from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack08 View Post
    They will never be more than 12 foreign troops on exercise in Ireland
    Nordic Battle Group?
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    There are Maltese cadets in the cdt school and a good few foreign guys in the Ord school right now

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    We had a French platoon on exercise back in 98.
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    Not to mention UNTSI!

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    [QUOTE=jack08;426224]They will never be more than 12 foreign troops on exercise in Ireland[/QUOTE

    Err, please explain this or withdraw it?
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    Mali attack: Rocket kills three at UN base at Kidal

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-34952987

    Deadliest UN missions worldwide over last three years:
    Peacekeepers attending to a wounded person in MaliImage copyrightMinusma/Marco Dormino
    Mali (Minusma) - 53 deaths
    Sudan (Unamid, hybrid mission in Darfur with African Union) - 48 deaths
    DR Congo (Monusco) - 18 deaths
    South Sudan (Unmiss) - 17 deaths
    Ivory Coast (Unoci) - 16 deaths
    Source: UN figures from 2013 up to 31 October 2015, excluding deaths from illness

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-34812600
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    EUTM Mali HQ attacked according to Facebook

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    More here:
    http://www.dw.com/en/gunmen-attack-b...ali/a-19132542

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    UN secretary general calls for strengthening Mali mission


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    Think the is a small number of Irish going to replace French

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    Could the 12 foreign troops post be a confusion with the fact that any overseas deployment of more than 12 Irish troops is subject to dail approval?

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    Mali attack: Gunmen kill 17 soldiers at military base - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-36838896

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    Cabinet have cleared continued participation by 20 DF personnel in Mali

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    clerical or wing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by restless View Post
    clerical or wing?
    Combined Irish/UK training team with some staff appointments

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    Govt considering proposal over sending army rangers to Mali

    A proposal to send the Army Ranger Wing (ARW) to Mali on peacekeeping duties is being actively considered by the Government, RTÉ News has learned.
    While no final political decision has been made, the proposal to deploy the special forces unit to the West African country would be favourably viewed, two sources told RTÉ.
    The ARW has not been deployed overseas on an active mission for a decade.
    Visiting the 20 Irish members of the Defence Forces who are training the Malian army, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was asked if Ireland planned to increase its presence on the EU Training Mission (EUTM).
    He said: "We have been here in Mali as part of the EU training mission for five years now. Given the impact the region has on the rest of the world in terms of migration and being a source of terrorism in some cases, in terms of climate change, there will be an Irish presence in Africa for quite a period to come.
    "It’s not just the peacekeeping and Irish aid. It’s the embassies. We are upgrading the embassy in Monrovia nearer to full embassy status.
    "We are increasing the aid budget across Africa including in Ethiopia where I will be quite soon. We have made no decisions on future missions and it is under consideration."
    Also speaking to RTÉ News in Mali, the Defence Forces Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Mark Mellett said: "It is ten years since the ARW deployed overseas in an active mission. Obviously they provide protection for vital missions like this but almost on an ad hoc basis.
    "I think there are opportunities there, but once again it will be a political decision and a decision for Government."
    The ARW has previously been deployed in East Timor, Liberia, and most recently in Chad. ....
    https://www.rte.ie/news/politics/201...y-ranger-wing/

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    Time to upgrade their veciles though. 15 year old Ford F350s just won't cut it any more.
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