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Service and Sacrifice: Irish forces in Golan ‘well trained to deal with challenging situations’

Irish military personnel serving under the UN flag in the Golan have been “well trained to deal with challenging situations,” according to the head of the contingent there.

There are 130 Irish nationals, including seven women, currently deployed to the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF); a UN peacekeeping mission which was established in 1974 to monitor a ceasefire between Israel and Syria.

Many have served previously in other UN missions including in Liberia, Lebanon, Kosovo and Western Sahara.

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Universities in Europe urged to promote more women

Universities in Europe are being urged to promote more women to professorial level.

According to a university teachers union in Ireland, women occupy just 19 per cent of senior academic posts across the continent.

Joan Donegan is the Deputy General Secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers.

Daniel Dickinson asked her what challenges her union faces.

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