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Seán Rooney: Posthumous honour for Irish soldier killed in Lebanon

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Seán Rooney: Posthumous honour for Irish soldier killed in Lebanon

“For 75 years they have supported people and communities rocked by conflict and upheaval across the globe,” he said.

“Today, on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, we honour their extraordinary contributions to international peace and security.”

Dag Hammarskjöld Medals, named in honour of the Swedish diplomat who served as UN secretary general, are awarded each year to peacekeepers who have lost their lives while serving under the UN flag.

The medal ceremony forms part of a series of events planned to mark the 75th anniversary of United Nations peacekeeping.

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