Since Irish participation in UNIFIL commenced in May 1978, Irish personnel serving with that Force have been subjected to ten deliberate attacks. They have also been subjected to harassment of varying degrees over the years. During the year ended 31 December 1993 there was a total of 373 firings at or close to Irish UNIFIL positions and other incidents such as serious confrontations at check-points totalled 207.
Since May 1978 the number of Irish fatalities in this mission is 37, of which 14 have been the result of deliberate attacks. Approximately 200 Irish troops have been injured in Lebanon due to hostile action including deliberate attacks. The majority of these injuries were of a minor nature.