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

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Padraig MacLochlainn
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:

Defence Minister Alan Shatter says a thorough investigation has Alan Shatteralready been concluded and lessons have been learned:


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