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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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11 February 2015 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Safe Two suspected Pipe Bombs.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe two suspected pipe bombs overnight and this morning in Limerick and Cork cities.

Last night Gardaí­ Siochána in Limerick City requested the Army Bomb Disposal Team after a suspect device was found in Upper Gerald Griffith Street in Limerick City.

The team arrived on scene at 12.45 a.m. A cordon and traffic restrictions were put in place for public safety, while a number of nearby apartments were evacuated.

The suspect item was rendered safe and removed to a military location for further testing and the scene was declared safe at 1.30 a.m. This morning Gardaí­ Siochána in Cork City requested the Army Bomb Disposal Team after a suspect device was found the Knocknaheeny area of Cork City.

The team arrived on scene at 9.45 a.m. A cordon and traffic restrictions were put in place for public safety, while a number of nearby houses were evacuated. The suspect item was rendered safe and removed to a military location for further testing and the scene was declared safe at 10.50 a.m.

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.


Press Release Date: 11 February 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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