Wednesday 29 March 2017

Tom Brady: Terror attack on hotel will have little impact on our decision to send our troops to Mali

An Italian army soldier patrols in front of Rome’s Colosseum. Authorities in charge of Rome’s Colosseum will install metal detectors at the entrance to the almost 2,000 year-old amphitheatre as cities across Europe tighten security in the wake of last week’s deadly attacks in Paris
An Italian army soldier patrols in front of Rome’s Colosseum. Authorities in charge of Rome’s Colosseum will install metal detectors at the entrance to the almost 2,000 year-old amphitheatre as cities across Europe tighten security in the wake of last week’s deadly attacks in Paris
Tom Brady

Tom Brady

The hostage incident in a hotel in Mali yesterday will have little impact on an Irish Government decision to send more peacekeeping troops to the land-locked and strife-riven country in western Africa.

At present, the Defence Forces have 10 personnel working with an EU training mission (EUTM) in Mali.

Three are based in Bamako, where yesterday's attack took place, and fill administrative and logistics posts with the mission.

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