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 Renders Safe Five Improvised Explosive Devices.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe five improvised explosive devices (IEDs) which were found in an isolated location in Tulla, County Clare this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed a Team in response to a request from Gardai and they arrived on scene at 1130am.

The Team examined the devices in location and rendered them safe. They were technically examined and then handed over to the Gardai for further investigation.

The scene was declared safe at 2pm and the Team returned to base.

This is the fifteenth call out of an Army Bomb Disposal Team this year, the second in the last twenty four hours and the fourth call out involving viable IEDs in 2012.

Press Release Date:  26 January, 2012

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