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 makes safe two viable Improvised Explosive Devices .

An Army Bomb Disposal Team has made safe two viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Dublin this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the team to waste ground at the end of Harristown Lane, Finglas in response to a request from the Gardai.

The team arrived on scene at 3.10pm and made safe two viable IEDs which were found on waste ground.

No controlled explosion was carried out. The devices were removed to a military installation for further examination, following which they will be handed over to the Gardai.

The scene was declared safe at 4.20pm.

These are the 51st and 52nd viable IEDs made safe by the Defence Forces so far in 2011.

Press Release Date: 22 November, 2011

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