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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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22 February 2017 - Defence Forces Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Viable IED.

A Defence Forces Bomb Disposal Team made safe an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the Henry St area of Limerick early this morning.

The Defence Forces deployed the Bomb Disposal Team on request from An Garda Síochána.

The Bomb Disposal Team arrived on scene at 1.30am, carried out an assessment and proceeded to make the IED safe. The scene was declared safe at 4am.

The device was removed to a secure military installation for further examination. Material of an evidential nature has been handed over to An Garda Síochána to assist with their investigations.

 

Defence Forces Bomb Disposal Teams have responded to 12 requests and made safe five viable Improvised Explosive Devices so far this year.

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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File photos of Bomb Disposal teams can be viewed on our Flickr Channel


Press Release Date: 22 February 2017

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Pat O'Connor

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

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