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President praises peacekeepers
28 Apr 2015 19:07
President Michael D Higgins has praised the work of Irish peacekeepers around the world.
He was speaking in south Lebanon, where he is meeting 180 personnel from the 47th Infantry serving with UNIFIL as part of a joint Finnish/Irish battalion.
The President said Ireland has a proud moral heritage based on its peacekeeping record.
The battalion has responsibility for some of the most rugged terrain on the border between Lebanon and Israel.
In his day-long itinerary, President Higgins is also meeting local leaders from the area.

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