Donegal Senator reiterates call for Siege of Jadotville soldiers to be awarded military medal

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A Donegal Senator has reiterated his call for the Siege of Jadotville soldiers to be awarded a military medal for their bravery.

In 1961, 155 Irish soldiers - eleven from Donegal - took part in a six day siege in Jadotville and surrendered when their ammunition ran out.

In September, Minister Paul Kehoe presented the soldiers and their families with a Presidential unit Citation.

However, Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn believes the soldiers have not been recognised properly for their efforts and says the Government can do more to make that happen...