Irish troops return from Golan Heights

Monday 31 March 2014 23.47
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Private Lambe met his new daughter for the first time when he arrived at Casement Aerodrome
Private Lambe met his new daughter for the first time when he arrived at Casement Aerodrome
Stacey Balfe holds four-day-old Callie ahead of Private Lambe's arrival
Stacey Balfe holds four-day-old Callie ahead of Private Lambe's arrival
Families waited in the sunshine for the troops to return
Families waited in the sunshine for the troops to return
89 soldiers were deployed to the Golan Heights region last September
89 soldiers were deployed to the Golan Heights region last September

The first contingent of Irish troops deployed to Syria has returned home.

The Defence Forces' 43rd Infantry Group arrived in Dublin this morning after a six-month tour of duty.

The 89 soldiers were deployed to the Golan Heights region last September.

There were emotional scenes this morning when the soldiers were reunited with their families in Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel.

Another contingent of 100 soldiers has replaced them in the UN mission.