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 viable Improvised Explosive Device.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team has made safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Clondalkin overnight.

The Defence Forces deployed the team to an address at Greenfort Park, Clondalkin in response to a request by the Gardai.

The team arrived on scene at 0.25am and made the device safe by means of a controlled explosion. The remains of the device were handed over to the Gardai for their investigations, and the scene was declared safe at 3.15am.

This is the third callout for Defence Forces Bomb Disposal Teams in the past 24 hours.

Press Release Date: 26th September, 2011

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