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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06 Feb 2014 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Renders Safe an Historic Grenade .

An Army Bomb Disposal team rendered safe a Mills Type Grenade dating from the early 20th Century which was washed ashore following recent storms in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal this morning. The Team were deployed to The Mall Quay at the request of local Gardai.

The Team arrived at the incident at 9.55am where they examined the grenade, transported it to a safe location and subsequently made it safe by means of a controlled explosion. The scene was declared safe at 10.20 and the the team returned to base.

The Defence Forces maintains Army Bomb Disposal Teams throughout the State on a 24/7 basis to respond to requests for assistance as required on an immediate notice to move.

This is the 17th call-out so far in 2014.

Other types of call outs would include viable explosive devices, conventional munition destruction, unstable chemicals and also suspect devices found to be hoaxes.

Press Release Date: 06 Feb 2014

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Denis Hanly

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer

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