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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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09th February 2017 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Make Safe Three Suspect Devices .

Earlier this evening, an Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe three suspected Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Naas, Co. Kildare.

The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team on request from An Garda Síochána. A cordon was established in the surrounding area to ensure public safety.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived at 4.15pm, carried out an assessment and proceeded to make safe the three suspect devices. The scene was declared safe at 9.30pm.

The devices have now been removed to a secure military installation for further examination. Material of an evidential nature will be handed over to An Garda Síochána.

EOD deal with other types of call outs such as conventional munition, destruction of 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: Thursday, 09th February 2017

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Pat O'Connor

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer