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 made safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that was removed from a Private residence in Broadford., Co. Kildare overnight.

The Defence Forces deployed the team to Broadford Village in response to a request by the Gardai, the team arrived on scene at 1.55am.

The device was made safe at the scene and then removed to a secure military location for further analysis, the scene was declared safe at 02.45am.

The remains of the device will be handed over to the Gardai for their investigations later today.

This is the 204th call out for the Bomb Disposal Teams and the 42nd viable IED made safe by the Defence Forces this year.

Press Release Date: Friday 14th July, 2011

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