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Trooper Shane Kearney is returning to Beaumont Hospital today, Wednesday 26 April, to continue with his medical treatment. Shane will undergo cranioplasty surgery which should hopefully be the final operation that he requires. Shane has been recovering at home in Cork for the past two months and has been making steady progress to date. All Shane's colleagues in the Defence Forces are thinking of him at this time and are wishing him a speedy recovery. The Defence Forces and the Kearney family ask all media outlets to please continue to respect Shane's privacy during this time. ENDS Note to Editors: Trooper Shane Kearney sustained a serious head injury in an incident that occurred in the village of Al Aqbiyeh in South Lebanon on the night of Wednesday 14th December 2022. Trooper Kearney was serving with the 121 Infantry Battalion UNIFIL at the time.