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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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09 Oct 2014 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe Historic Grenade.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a historic yet viable Mills type grenade in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team in response to a request from An Garda Sí­ochána after a suspect device was found during garden excavation work in the Kilcarbery area outside Enniscorthy.

The team arrived on scene at 5.20 pm and the device was then safely transported to an open green area for a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 6.10 pm.

This type of grenade is early twentieth century era and would have been in use during the War of Independence, the Civil War and World Wars 1 and 2.


Press Release Date: 09 Oct 2014

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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