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Almost €8,000 Raised For Justice For Jadotville Campaign In One Month

The campaign disputes the findings of an independent review.

An online fundraiser to support the Justice for Jadotville campaign has almost reached its target.

The campaign - led by Senator Gerard Craughwell - disputes the findings from an independent review group, which recommended last July that just one medal be awarded to the commanding officer of the group that fought off thousands of mercenaries during the siege in the Congo in 1961.

However, the late Commandant Pat Quinlan himself had recommended 33 of those who served for Military Honours.

Almost €8,000 has been raised in the last month to fund a judicial review of the independent group and its report through the High Court.

The soldiers involved in the siege - which included a number of the midlands men - were looked down upon following their return to Ireland, as the group was forced to surrender during the five day battle.

You can read more about the campaign and how the funds will be used here


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