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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Army Bomb Disposal Team Deals with Suspected Viable Improvised Explosive Device .

An Army Bomb Disposal Team has made safe a suspected viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Dublin tonight.

The Defence Forces deployed the Team to a residential premises in Ranelagh in response to a request from Gardai.

The Team arrived on scene at 8.50pm, rendered the object safe and removed it to a secure military installation for further exmaination and forensic exploitation. No controlled explosion was carried out. On initial examination it appears to contain all the components of a viable IED.

The scene was declared safe at 9.25pm and the Team returned to base. 

In a second incident earlier today, a separate Team dealt with an old munition/marker pyrotechnic believed to be a smoke float in Fort Camden, Crosshaven, County Cork. This object was discovered this afternoon whilst a moat was being cleaned and had to be destroyed by controlled explosion. This scene was declared safe at 5.30pm. 

Press Release Date:  23 January 2012

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