Trooper Shane Kearney, who was injured following an attack on a UNIFIL convoy in Lebanon last December, is being discharged from hospital today.

Trooper Kearney had suffered blunt force trauma to the head in the attack, which happened near the village of Al-Aqbiya in south Lebanon on 14 December.

The 23-year-old is being discharged from Beaumont Hospital today and will continue his recovery at home.

In a statement, the Defence Forces said that Trooper Kearney still requires further medical treatment later this year, but that medical staff are satisfied enough with his progress to allow him continue recuperating at home.

Trooper Kearney's colleague, 24-year-old private Seán Rooney, was killed in the attack.

Private Rooney and Trooper Kearney were in a vehicle being driven by troops from the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) when the attack happened.

It was the first fatal attack on UN peacekeepers in Lebanon since 2015.

UNIFIL has operated in Lebanon since 1978 to maintain peace along the border with Israel.

Three investigations into how December's attack happened are ongoing.

Last month, Lebanon's military tribunal charged seven people in relation to the incident.

They face a range of charges from murder and attempted murder to damaging a vehicle.

Included among those seven is a man detained in December in a move coordinated with the powerful armed group Hezbollah.

Hezbollah says the man was a supporter of the group, but not a member.

The Iranian-backed military and political group denied any involvement in the shooting, calling it an "unintentional incident" that took place between the town's residents and UNIFIL.