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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8 July 2016 - Army Bomb Disposal team Make Safe Viable Device in Dundalk.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team has made safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at a private residence in Dundalk early this morning.

Following a request from An Garda Síochána, the Army Bomb Disposal Team deployed to the Blackwater Estate in Dundalk arriving on scene at 04:30 am.

Following an assessment, a viable IED was identified and made safe at the scene through a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 05:15 am and the components handed over An Garda Síochána to assist with their investigation.

This is the 53rd call out for Bomb Disposal Teams so far this year and the 9th viable IED device made safe.

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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Press Release Date: 8th July 2016

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