1715. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will make available the findings of the military investigation into the siege of Jadotville, which left the men of A Company 35th Infantry Battalion to fend for themselves without support; the number of soldiers interviewed as part of that investigation; the reasons A Company were detailed in Jadotville with only a verbal order while that week B Company and a Swedish company were pulled from their position in Jadotville; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 41685/16 asked on 17 Jan 2017 - Overseas Missions)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence Deputy Paul Kehoe: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1715 and 1716 together.
I was delighted to be able to formally recognise the collective bravery and actions of the men of A Company, 35th Infantry Battalion at a ceremony in Custume Barracks, Athlone on Saturday 17 September 2016. During this ceremony, I presented a Unit Citation to the Company in recognition of their collective bravery and professional performance during the Siege of Jadotville w...

1716. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will release the radio recordings made to and from the A Company 35th Infantry Battalion during the siege of Jadotville; the reason their calls for back up support during the ambush were not met; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 41686/16 asked on 17 Jan 2017 - Overseas Missions)

Minister of State at the Department of Defence Deputy Paul Kehoe: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1715 and 1716 together.
I was delighted to be able to formally recognise the collective bravery and actions of the men of A Company, 35th Infantry Battalion at a ceremony in Custume Barracks, Athlone on Saturday 17 September 2016. During this ceremony, I presented a Unit Citation to the Company in recognition of their collective bravery and professional performance during the Siege of Jadotville w...