Defence Forces release names of Irish soldiers killed and injured in Lebanon
The Defence Forces has released the names of the Irish soldiers involved in a fatal incident this morning while serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
Private Seán Rooney died in the incident this morning the 23 year old he had joined the Defence Forces in March 2019 and his home unit is the 27 Infantry Battalion in Dundalk.
Private Rooney was a native of Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal.
Menawhile, Private Shane Kearney is fighting for his life after he was injured in the same incident this morning.
Private Kearney joined the Defence Forces in October 2018 and his home Unit is at Collins Barracks. Private Kearney is 22 years of age and is a native of Killeagh, Co. Cork.
The local community in Killeagh is rallying round the injured man’s family, and Killeagh GAA have organised a church service in Killeagh tonight to pray for their club member.