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) in Dublin overnight.

The Defence Forces deployed the Bomb Disposal Team to a community enterprise centre in Oldbawn, Tallaght following a request from the Gardai.

The Team arrived on scene at 11pm and made safe the Improvised Explosive Device which was found near the premises. No controlled explosion was carried out and the scene was declared safe at 12.30am.

The device was removed to a secure military location for further forensic exploitation and technical examination. All items of an evidential nature have now been handed over to the Gardai.

This is the 28th call out of a Bomb Disposal Team this year and the 11th viable IED made safe in 2012.

Other types of call outs would include conventional munition destruction such as old artillery shells discovered by members of the public, unstable chemicals and also suspect devices found to be hoaxes.

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Press Release Date:  15 February, 2012

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