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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07 Feb 2014 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Renders Safe a Historic Grenade.

An Army Bomb Disposal team rendered safe a Mills Type Grenade dating from the early 20th Century in Co. Roscommon this afternoon. The Team were deployed to a commercial premises in Ardnanagh, Co. Roscommon at the request of local Gardai.

The grenade was found by a worker while carrying out excavation work. The Bomb Disposal Team arrived at 12.30 pm where they examined the grenade in situ. The Team transported it to a secure location and subsequently made it safe by means of a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 1pm and the team have now 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 18th call-out so far in 2014 and the third involving historic grenades in the last seven days.

Press Release Date: 07 Feb 2014

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Denis Hanly

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

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