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    current irish missions abroad

    could someone give me the full list of current overseas missions with irish army involvement at present day.
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    Last edited by Bam Bam; 30th December 2004 at 01:19.
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    Slightly off thread, but the latest (31 August 2005) rankings for quantity of military and police personnel contributions to UN operations {doesn't include KFOR, EUFOR, ISAF, OSCE}:

    1-15=> Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Ethiopa, Ghana, Nigeria, Jordan, Uruguay, South Africa, Morocco, Senegal, Kenya, Brazil and Argentina.

    Some others of note:
    China (17th)
    Poland (19th - the highest EU contributor)
    France (21st)
    IRELAND (23rd)
    UK (28th)
    USA (29th)

    http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/dpko/co.../aug2005_2.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV
    Slightly off thread, but the latest (31 August 2005) rankings for quantity of military and police personnel contributions to UN operations {doesn't include KFOR, EUFOR, ISAF, OSCE}:

    1-15=> Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Ethiopa, Ghana, Nigeria, Jordan, Uruguay, South Africa, Morocco, Senegal, Kenya, Brazil and Argentina.

    Some others of note:
    China (17th)
    Poland (19th - the highest EU contributor)
    France (21st)
    IRELAND (23rd)
    UK (28th)
    USA (29th)

    http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/dpko/co.../aug2005_2.pdf
    And how many of these countries ahve massive human rights abuses???
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    A lot of third world countries see UN missions as a ncie little earner, plus as a useful way to keep armies occupied and not to be plotting coups and the like.
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    How can Nepal contribute troops?

    Weren't they annexed by the Chinese?
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    Nep Batt were famous in the Leb for the jiltiness of salutes, and supplying batmen to certain ex 2 FAR RSM's

    The figure above are NOT a true reflection, if we take into consideration KFOR, and EUFOR, ISAF and the rest of the cushy Officer missions, it adds up to nearly 800,

    This is very close to 10% of our current strength

    China with an Army of millions send just under 900 people abroad etc etc

    YJ is right on his assertion of 3 rd world countries sending bodies overseas,
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    i heard that when we pull out of libera we might be going into sudan an one hear different
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    Afganistan prehaps.
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    The government has stated that the UNMIL deployment will last at least another year.

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    A list of Peacekeeping missions and strengths can be found on http://www.military.ie/overseas/operations.htm
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    What exactly are we doing in Kosovo at the minute??

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    KFOR

    A consequence of NATO’s 1999 campaign in Kosovo was the deployment of KFOR (Kosovo Force) in the region to which the Defence Forces have to date contributed a Transport Company and National Support Element from 1999 to 2003. In September 2003 the Transport Company was replaced by the 27th Infantry Group. Currently the 31st Infantry Group under the command of Lt Col Robert Nugent is deployed in KFOR and is based in Camp Clarke with a total Group strength of 208 all ranks.


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    Yes but what are they there to do? What are the appointments? What do the Men do on a day to day basis? We all here about Liberia all the time on the TV papers etc., theres never anything about our other major comitment overseas!

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    Because we only have one major overseas mission, the Liberia / Sierra Leone one. The rest is made up of observers / consultants etc. Except Kosovo but thats not really major is it?
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    I think the government are not really 100% happy with promoting the KFOR mission as its not a UN one....UN is cuddly and friendly(in their eyes) KFOR on the other hand has claws.(and has achieved its mandate where the UN failed)
    It reminds them that they signed up to this EURRF battlegroup thingy, and they have to work as a real army.


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    think the government are not really 100% happy with promoting the KFOR mission as its not a UN one....UN is cuddly and friendly(in their eyes) KFOR on the other hand has claws.(and has achieved its mandate where the UN failed)
    UN mission also means that the UN pay lock stock and barrel the govt for the troops and the depreciation of the equipment

    all other missions the govt takes the tab
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    Yes but what are they there to do? What are the appointments? What do the Men do on a day to day basis?

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    Under the banner of current irish missions abroad, does anyone here know what missions gardai are on abroad at the current moment and the strengths?

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    According to http://www.un.int/ireland/peacekeeping.htm there are 20 gardai serving in Cyprus.(UNPOL)

    The Garda Síochána (the police force) first participated in UN peacekeeping in 1989, when a 48 -strong contingent was sent to Namibia with the UN Transitional Assistance Group (UNTAG). Since then, approximately 400 members of the Garda Síochána have served with various UN missions throughout the world. 20 Gardaí currently on service with the UN are serving in Cyprus
    There are however other gardai on secondment to Europol who would not appear as being overseas, even though they are.


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    In case anyones interested, pics of Swedish and Irish troops entering Sierra Leone
    http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums...37#post1361337
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