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# Lebanon

    # troops abroad
    Lebanon troops on what the military needs: 'Pay could be better - we're months away from home'
    The coming week marks the first anniversary of the Commission on the Defences Forces report.
    # Defence Forces
    Trooper Shane Kearney discharged from hospital to continue recovery at home
    He has been receiving treatment at Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital following the attack on UN Peacekeepers in Lebanon in December.
    # Defence Forces
    Women of Honour group have received no updates and await independent report
    Micheál Martin said last week that he plans to fulfill the recommendations within the report.
    # Camp Shamrock
    Civil unrest over political vacuum makes for tense Lebanon visit for Tánaiste
    Security for the Tánaiste’s trip to Lebanon was heightened due to protests in the region.
    # Lebanon
    Govt doing all it can to accommodate refugees but numbers are unprecedented, says Martin
    Tánaiste says the conflict in Ukraine is different to what is happening elsewhere in the world.
    # Lebanon
    Tánaiste promises to ensure Women Of Honour report recommendations 'are fulfilled'
    The Women of Honour report is due go to the minister within the next week to ten days.
    # private Sean rooney
    Tánaiste urges Irish troops to reach out for support following the death of Seán Rooney
    The Tánaiste said no stone will be left unturned to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.
    # Defence Forces
    'He was a gentleman': Seán Rooney's friends remember him as Tánaiste visits troops in Lebanon
    Micheál Martin has travelled to Lebanon to place a wreath in memory of Private Rooney and others who have died while on duty.
    # Micheál Martin
    Tánaiste to convey his sympathies to Irish troops on the loss Seán Rooney during Lebanon visit
    The Tánaiste will visit Irish troops on Thursday.
    Voices
    Under the shadow of Hezbollah: 'I'm not naïve, I know political assassins are rarely found'
    The widow of a murdered Hezbollah critic tells journalist Hannah McCarthy of Lebanon’s culture of impunity.
    # Defence Forces
    Trooper Shane Kearney no longer in critical condition after Lebanon attack
    Trooper Kearney suffered a head injury in the shooting that killed fellow soldier Private Sean Rooney on 14 December.
    # Lebanon
    Seven people charged in Lebanon over attack that killed Private Seán Rooney last month
    UNIFIL had urged Beirut to ensure a swift investigation, the incident being the first violent death of one of its peacekeepers in nearly eight years.
    # Lebanon
    Suspect arrested in relation to killing of Irish peacekeeper Sean Rooney
    Private Sean Rooney, 23, was killed and three others injured when their vehicle was attacked
    # Rami Mortada
    Lebanese ambassador sees 'no logic' in attack and calls killing of Pte. Rooney 'a criminal act'
    Lebanese Ambassador Rami Mortada is based in London but had travelled to Ireland for the funeral of Private Seán Rooney.
    # Sean Rooney
    Funeral honours 'national hero' and 'kind and loving' Private Seán Rooney in Dundalk
    Seán’s funeral took place in Dundalk this morning before a burial service in Donegal later today.
    # Lebanon
    Lebanese investigators have identified suspects in Seán Rooney killing, judicial source says
    Sources have told French press agency AFP that the UN vehicle was ‘the target of gunfire from at least two people’.
    # Sean Rooney
    Dundalk grapples with the death of a young soldier that has 'pierced its heart'
    The town of Dundalk was stilled by grief on Thursday morning.
    # Lebanon
    Trooper Shane Kearney, who was critically injured in Lebanon, has safely arrived in Ireland
    Trooper Shane Kearney was critically injured in the attack which claimed the life of Private Seán Rooney.
    # South of the Litani
    South Lebanon: Proxy conflicts and economic collapse make Irish patrol area 'powder keg'
    Our reporter, Niall O’Connor, who recently visited south Lebanon takes a look at life below the Litani River.
    # private Sean rooney
    Funeral of Private Seán Rooney to take place on Thursday
    An Air Corps plane carrying the deceased peacekeeper landed in Dublin this morning.
    # Sean Rooney
    Body of Private Seán Rooney arriving home tomorrow morning
    The body of the deceased peacekeeper will be reunited with his family tomorrow.
    # Tibnine
    Community leader in Lebanon pays tribute to 'hero' Private Seán Rooney
    Abdo Haddad is the Mukhtar in Tibnine, South Lebanon.
    # Lebanon
    Two soldiers who received minor injuries in Lebanon convoy attack discharged from hospital
    Private Seán Rooney was killed in the attack and Trooper Shane Kearney was critically injured.
    # Lebanon
    Irish military police to travel to Lebanon as three investigations get underway into fatal attack
    Private Shane Kearney remains critical, his condition is unchanged.
    The repatriation of the body of Private Seán Rooney has not yet been finalised.
    Private Shane Kearney remains critical, his condition is unchanged.
    Three investigations are underway, each by Irish, UN, and Lebanese officials.
    What is known so far about the death of Irish peacekeeper Seán Rooney in Lebanon
    Irish soldier killed in Lebanon after convoy vehicles were separated during routine patrol
    # Investigation
    What is known so far about the death of Irish peacekeeper Seán Rooney in Lebanon
    An investigation into the incident, which occurred during a routine patrol, is underway.
    # Lebanon
    Irish soldier killed in Lebanon after convoy vehicles were separated during routine patrol
    Private Seán Rooney was named as the soldier who lost his life, while 22-year-old Shane Kearney was seriously injured.
    # Cork
    Service to be held for injured Trooper Shane Kearney in native Killeagh this evening
    The injured Trooper’s community is coming together as it offers messages of hope for his recovery as he remains in critical condition.
    # Defence Forces
    'He was due back before Christmas': Tributes paid at the loss of Private Seán Rooney
    A former teacher recalled the 23 year old as having a clear passion for joining the Irish army from during his school days.
    # Lebanon
    Dáil observes a minute's silence for Irish soldier Seán Rooney
    TDs expressed their condolences to the family of Seán Rooney.
    # Lebanon
    Israel and Lebanon strike 'historic' maritime border deal as Hezbollah call off threat of attack
    The deal comes as Lebanon hopes to extract itself from what the World Bank calls one of the worst economic crises in modern world history.
    # Shipwreck
    At least 73 people dead as boat sinks off Syria's coast after leaving Lebanon
    This is the deadliest such shipwreck from Lebanon in recent years.
    # UNIFIL
    Investigation as civilian motorcyclist killed in Lebanon collision with Irish military vehicle
    The incident happened in south Lebanon where the troops are based.
    # Lebanon
    Large section of Beirut port silos collapses two years after explosion
    The collapse left the silos’ southern part standing next to a pile of charred ruins.
    # Ukrainian grain
    First Ukraine grain shipment's arrival in Lebanon 'postponed'
    It will no longer arrive in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli on Sunday as planned.
    # Lebanon
    Beirut port blast: Two-year quest for justice over warehouse explosion that killed 200 people
    The blast was caused by a fire in a warehouse where a vast stockpile of the industrial chemical ammonium nitrate had been haphazardly stored for years.
    # food supplies
    First Ukrainian grain shipment since invasion sails through Istanbul
    A team of 20 inspectors boarded the Razoni today for a mandated inspection of the ship, which is carrying 26,000 tonnes of maize.
    # Food Crisis
    First grain ship leaves Ukrainian port of Odesa
    It is due to arrive in Lebanon.
    # Lebanon
    Beaches, black marketeers and migrant millionaires - the tragedy of Beirut
    Reporter Niall O’Connor visited Beirut this week to see the crisis hit Lebanese capital two years after a massive explosion ripped through its streets.
    # Peacekeepers
    Doing our part: a small team of Irish troops on the frontline between Lebanon and Israel
    Reporter Niall O’Connor has been reporting from South Lebanon and visited Camp 6-52 today.
    # Lebanon
    Taoiseach visits Irish troops on peacekeeping mission in Lebanon
    Reporter Niall O’Connor is accompanying the Taoiseach and reporting from Lebanon in the coming days.
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