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Review: The Siege Of Jadotville

The Siege Of Jadotville Trailer Believe you me, this is one of the most surprising films I have come across ever. The story of the Irish peacekeepers at Jadotville is one that is bizarrely unknown even in Ireland, and the … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Thing I’ve Read This Week (5/5/12)

Third place this week goes to a project on Kickstarter, looking to get funds in order to carry out a scientific expedition to the Congo. The aim is to discover and document new insect and animal species. All well and … Continue reading

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Niemba

50 years ago today, the Irish Army suffered its single worst engagement in its post Civil War history. Nine members of a patrol of eleven were killed in an ambush carried out by Baluba tribesmen. Part of the UN force ONUC, … Continue reading

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The Congo Revisted/Ireland’s Veterans/Jet Fighters Over Eire

RTEs Nationwide featured a brief interview/recap segment yesterday covering the Irish Army’s peacekeeping mission to the Congo in 1960. Check it out on the RTE player service. Some fascinating interviews there. Towards the end of that segment, we see several veterans … Continue reading

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The Irish Army And Why It’s Needed

The Sunday Tribune is what I read Sunday mornings. I’m not completely won over by the paper (It’s very anti-whoever’s in government at the time and employs some rather stupid people like Una Mullally) but apart from that its a decent read. … Continue reading

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