27 May

Defence Minister called on to re-investigate 1981 death of Letterkenny soldier

first_img WhatsApp By News Highland – February 6, 2014 Defence Minister called on to re-investigate 1981 death of Letterkenny soldier Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Google+ The Minister for Defence has been asked re-investigate the case of a Donegal soldier who was shot dead in Lebanon.In 1981 Private Hugh Doherty was shot in the back when manning an observation post overlooking Palestinian controlled territory while serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.His colleague, Private Kevin Joyce from the Aran Islands, disappeared and has never been found.Raising the issue in the Dail this morning Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn says there are many questions that remain un answered:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/pad1pmLEBB.mp3[/podcast]Defence Minister Alan Shatter says a thorough investigation has already been concluded and lessons have been learned:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/SHAT.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Newscenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Previous articleUpdate: 100 year-old Grenade discovered in Ballyshannon made safeNext articlePlans for Windfarm at Carrckduff Hill and Lismullyduff in Killygordan News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more