Three Investigations launched following the death of a Donegal soldier in Lebanon

A series of investigation are underway following the death of a 24-year-old Irish soldier serving with the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon, a second soldier was seriously wounded.


Private Seán Rooney, who was a native of Newtowncunningham in Donegal died after two armoured vehicles carrying members of 121st Infantry Battalion came under fire near Sidon, around 30 miles south of Beirut.


Another soldier had surgery and is in a serious condition.


Four personnel were taken to hospital.


Independent Senator and former member of the Defence Forces Gerard Craughwell said a number of separate inquiries will be undertaken