Tuesday 16 January 2018

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

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

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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