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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 unstable chemical .

An Army Bomb Disposal Team have made safe a quantity of unstable Picric Acid in Dublin City Centre this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed a Bomb Disposal Team to the Catholic University School on Lower Leeson Street where the unstable chemical had been found during a routine audit of chemicals.

The team arrived on scene at 4.15pm and removed the chemical to nearby open ground. The Bomb Disposal Team carried out a controlled explosion in order to make the chemical safe; the scene was declared safe at 6.10pm.

Picric Acid is a chemical re-agent and is routinely used in laboratories but can crystallise and become unstable over time.


Press Release Date: Saturday 1st October, 2011

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