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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.
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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.
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The President said Ireland has a proud moral heritage based on its peacekeeping record.
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The battalion has responsibility for some of the most rugged terrain on the border between Lebanon and Israel.
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In his day-long itinerary, President Higgins is also meeting local leaders from the area.
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