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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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29 Aug 2015 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Safe Historic Grenade in Mallow, Co. Cork.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a historic grenade in Mallow, Co. Cork this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team following a request from An Garda Síochána after a Mills type grenade was found on farmland by a member of the public.

The team arrived on scene at 12.50 pm before safely moving the grenade to an open area where it was rendered safe by a controlled explosion. The scene was declared safe at 13.25 pm.

The Mills type grenade is early twentieth century in origin and was utilised during the War of Independence, the Civil War and World Wars 1 and 2.

Should members of the public find such a device they should keep a safe distance and inform the Gardaí.

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


Press Release Date: 29 Aug 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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