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PREMIUM: Irish DoD advised to increase peacekeeping protection capabilities

8th April 2021 - 08:51 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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An Irish Piranha III during off-road training. (Photo: Irish Defence Forces)

Countering peacekeeping threats by investing in new capabilities should be central to long-term Irish defence ambitions, a source says.

The Irish Department of Defence (DoD) should consider developing new capabilities to counter ‘low lethality' threats such as attacks on peacekeepers, according to a source.  

Speaking under Chatham House Rules during a ‘Commission on the Defence Forces’ webinar event on 7 April, the source referred to a 2018 incident involving ...

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