Tuesday 17 January 2017

Andrew Lynch: Irish soldiers in Syria are sure to do us proud

Published 19/07/2013 | 11:28

ALAN Shatter is about to make one of the most awesome decisions that can fall to any politician.

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The Minister for Defence stands poised to send over 100 Irish soldiers to the Golan Heights region of Syria, where a brutal civil war has been raging for the past two years.

By an odd coincidence, this is happening just as the Government has begun a fundamental review of the Defence Forces – a review badly needed if Ireland is to keep punching its weight on the international stage.

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