Murder of Ptes Thomas Barrett and Patrick Derek Smallhorne on 18 Apr 1980

By PRO IUNVA This article tells the story of how two Irish peacekeepers, Pte Thomas Barrett and Pte Patrick Derek Smallhorne were murdered in south Lebanon forty two years ago. It was forty years before the killer was brought to justice and this took a protracted campaign by military veterans and the two families. The…

20th Anniversary of Death of SS Peadar Ó’Flarthara in East Timor

From PRO IUNVA Twenty years ago on 15 Apr 2002, SS Peadar MacDara Ó Flatharta (21), 8 Irish Component with the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) was accidentally shot. He had been on a three-day patrol in the Fataluro area approximately 3 Km from the Irish base near Taroman village. The twelve…