Comment: Irish would be the meat in the sandwich

The willingness of the government to consider sending up to 200 Irish troops to Lebanon as part of a multinational stabilisation force following a ceasefire and political agreement among Israel, Hezbollah and the Lebanese government is easily explain

5th August, 2006

The willingness of the government to consider sending up to 200 Irish troops to Lebanon as part of a multinational stabilisation force following a ceasefire and political agreement among Israel, Hezbollah and the Lebanese government is easily explained.

It is due to the ongoing conviction that only the United Nations has the authority to legitimise the use of force in the international arena.

It is down to the belief that our past experience of UN peacekeeping...

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