Just hours after parliament in London approved Prime Minister David Cameron’s plan to strike at Islamic State militants in Syria, British Tornado bombers conducted their first air strikes.
The Tornados from the Royal Air Force targeted the IS-controlled Omar oil fields in eastern Syria. The oil fields are used to fund the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.
As the fight moves closer to home, we asked the people of Dublin how they felt about it.
By Michelle Dardis, Niamh Haskins and Stephen Larkin