60 Years Peacekeeping1958 - 2018

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of Ireland's first Peacekeeping deployment in 1958.

Since then, Ireland have maintained the longest unbroken service on the front line of peace with over 70,000 individual tours of duty completed by the men and women of Óglaigh na hÉireann.

This year, we remember the 87 members of the Defence Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of Peace.

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04 Nov 2015 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Deployed Twice This Evening.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Cork before redeploying to make safe a military spec pyrotechnic washed up in Fethard On Sea this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team at 2.35 pm in response to a request from An Garda Síochána after a suspect device was found on waste ground in Fairhill, Cork during a planned search of the location. The device was removed from the scene at 3 pm to a safe military location where it was further examined and confirmed as viable. The Defence Forces will assist the Gardaí with their investigation.

4 pm the Army Bomb Disposal Team were deployed to Fethard On Sea where they made safe a large military pyrotechnic that had washed up on Grange Beach.

The item, which is 470 mm in length and 66 mm in diametre and bore a warning to contact Police or Military should it be found, was a C2A2 Military Pyrotechnic that is dropped from aircraft into the sea where it will expel light and smoke for 40 minutes to an hour. The initiation of such a device, used by foreign militaries, contains red phosphorus that could cause serious burns and injury if in the proximity of persons.

Other types of call outs would include conventional munition destruction such as old grenades discovered by members of the public, unstable chemicals and also suspect devices found to be hoaxes.

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Press Release Date: 4th November 2015

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Seán Ó Fátharta

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer

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