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Soldier dies in accident at Dublin barracks

The soldier fell from a height at McKee Barracks in the early hours of the morning.

McKee Barracks in Dublin (File photo)
McKee Barracks in Dublin (File photo)
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A 32-YEAR-OLD SOLDIER has died after falling from a height at a military barracks in Dublin in the early hours of this morning.

Gardaí and the military police are investigating the incident which the Defence Forces says was a tragic accident at McKee Barracks on Blackhorse Avenue in Dublin 7.

Private Patrick Conlon was pronounced dead at the nearby Mater Hospital at 2.10am shortly after the fall.

Private Conlon was based in the 28th Infantry Batallion in Donegal and had an address at Cooloney in Sligo.

The Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces Lieutenant General Seán McCann extended his sympathies to Private Conlon’s family and friends.

Defence Forces personnel support and chaplaincy services have been in contact with the soldier’s next of kin. A spokesperson said their thoughts and prayers were with his family.

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