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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15 June 2016 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Remove Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Components.

This afternoon the Army Bomb Disposal Team removed IED making components  from Donabate, Co.Dublin.

The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team in response to a request from An Garda Síochána after the suspicious device was found in a residential area of Donabate.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived on scene at 11.40am, where an assessment was made on the components.

Items of an evidential nature have been handed over to the Gardaí to assist them with their investigation.

The scene was declared safe at 1.40pm.

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.

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File photos ofBomb Disposal teams can be viewed on our Flickr Channel

Press Release Date: 15th June 2016

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Pat O'Connor

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

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