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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4 Sept 2014 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe a Viable Improvised Explosive Device in Ronanstown, Dublin.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Ronanstown, Dublin tonight after a suspect device was found in the garden of a private residence by the owner.

The device was in an overgrown area and may have been there for some time. A cordon and road closures were put in place for public safety and a number of nearby houses were evacuated.

The team arrived on scene at 8.30 pm. The device was found to be viable and was taken apart at the scene. Items of an evidential nature were handed over to the Gardaí­ to assist them with their investigation.

The scene was declared safe at 9.30 pm.

This is the 100th call out to 36 viable devices so far in 2014.

Press Release Date: 4 September 2014

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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