Tánaiste pays tribute to Private Seán Rooney in Lebanon


The Tánaiste has paid tribute to the late Seán Rooney while in Lebanon and vowed that no stone will be left unturned in the investigation into his death. Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin, laid a wreath at a memorial that honours Irish peacekeepers who have died in Lebanon. Speaking in Lebanon, he said […]


Tánaiste to meet colleagues of late Private Seán Rooney


Tánaiste Micháel Martin is travelling to Lebanon today to meet with colleagues of the late Private Seán Rooney. Mr Martin will meet members of the 121st Infantry Battalion United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) – the unit which Seán was a member off. Pte Rooney, from Newtowncunningham, died while carrying out UN peacekeeping duties in […]


Remains of Private Seán Rooney to be repatriated from Beirut


THE remains of Private Seán Rooney will be brought home today by the Irish Air Corps CASA aircraft. There will be a solemn UN ceremony held to honour Pte Rooney in Beirut Airport prior to his departure, following which he will be brought to Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel. His remains will be reunited with his family […]


Two fallen UN soldiers remembered in Letterkenny


LAST Sunday, December 29, United Nations veterans from across the country gathered at Conwall cemetery in Letterkenny to dedicate a new memorial to Trooper Thomas Fennell who lost his life while serving with the UN in the Congo in 1960.