- Jan 1, 2010
On the 8th of November 1960 nine Irish soldiers were killed in an ambush in the Congo. Every year the Irish army hold a memorial service for them and all Irish soldiers killed on while serving on U.N. service. Yesterday the ceremony was cancelled by the Government at very short notice. The reason for the cancellation ? A very popular Irish T.V. personality had died and was being buried. The Minister for Defence , who is also the Prime minister wanted to attend the funeral, a better photo opportunity, This just shows the level of contempt shown by Irish politicians for our Defence Force personnel.