Widow of Sligo soldier yet to receive an apology

The widow of the Sligo solider shot dead while on peacekeeping duty with the Irish UN forces in the Lebanon in 1987 has said she still has never received an apology from the Israeli Government for the incident.

Corporal Dermot McLoughlin was killed 31 years ago when an Israeli tank fired on a village in Southern Lebanon.

He was remembered at a special ceremony at Sligo Cemetery this morning organsed by the Irish UN Veterans organisation.

State archives released two weeks ago refer to the attack, and reveal that the Irish Government at the time claimed the killing was a deliberate and unprovoked attack by the Israeli army.

Holly McLoughlin says she wasn’t suprised at what was contained in the archives, which brought the whole incident back to her family, but she still wating for an apology: