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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 Rendered Safe a Viable Improvised Explosive Device in Finglas, Dublin.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the Tolka Valley Park area of Finglas, Dublin this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team on request from An Garda Síochána, after a suspect device was found at a private residence.

A cordon was established and a number of nearby houses were evacuated for the public's safety.

The EOD team arrived on scene at 11.58 am. The device was made safe at the scene at 12.30 pm without the need for a controlled explosion.

The device was then taken to a secure military location for further examination where it was confirmed as viable.

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

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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