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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 Dublin this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed the team to a private residence in Finglas following a request from the Gardai.

The team arrived on scene at 2.50pm and made safe the viable IED which was found outside the building. No controlled explosion was carried out.
The device has been removed to a military installation for further examination, following which it will be handed over to the Gardai.

The scene was declared safe at 4.00pm.

This is the 1st call out of Defence Forces Bomb Disposal Teams this year and the 1st viable IED made safe in 2012. There were 236 call outs of Defence Forces Bomb Disposal Teams last year and 55 viable IEDs made safe.

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Press Release Date:  3 January, 2012

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