The Defence Forces can confirm the names of the individuals involved in this morning's incident while serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)
Defence Forces Statement
Killed on Active Service - 869674 Private Seán Rooney. Private Rooney joined the Defence Forces in March 2019 and his home unit is the 27 Infantry Battalion in Dundalk. He previously served overseas with the 119 Infantry Battalion UNIFIL. Private Rooney was 23 years of age and was a native of Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal.
Injured on Active Service - 869471 Private Shane Kearney. Private Kearney joined the Defence Forces in October 2018 and his home Unit is 1 Cavalry Squadron in Collins Barracks Cork. He previously served overseas with the 117 Infantry Battalion UNIFIL. Private Kearney is 22 years of age and is a native of Killeagh, Co. Cork.