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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Lebanon

Yesterday
30th January 2023
# 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.
Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# 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.
This month
January 2023
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.
Last year
2022
# 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.
# UN Mission
Irish officer: Ukraine crisis adding to challenges of Lebanese peacekeeping mission
347 Irish troops will deploy to South Lebanon in May as part of the UN Peacekeeping mission.
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# Defence Forces
Over 190 Irish troops return following six-month deployment to South Lebanon
A total of 341 Defence Forces personnel deployed with the 118th Infantry Battalion.