Irish defence forces trained soldiers from controversial regimes

The Irish Defence Forces have provided training to members of the Egyptian armed forces, which came in for severe criticism from human rights groups over the treatment of civilian protesters during the recent upheaval in the North African state.

2nd July, 2011

The Irish Defence Forces have provided training to members of the Egyptian armed forces, which came in for severe criticism from human rights groups over the treatment of civilian protesters during the recent upheaval in the North African state.

Information from the Defence Forces, released on foot of a request by The Sunday Business Post, also reveals that Irish military installations have been used to provide specialised military training to soldiers from several of the...

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