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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 Teams have made safe viable Improvised Explosives Devices in Limerick and Dublin .

Army Bomb Disposal Teams have made safe viable Improvised Explosives Devices in Limerick and Dublin overnight. 

In Limerick, the Defence Forces deployed a team to a derelict property in Tory Hill, Croom in response to a request by the Gardai.

The team arrived on scene at 8.45pm and made a viable device safe by means of a controlled explosion. The scene was declared safe at 11.15pm and the remains of the device were handed over to the Gardai for their investigations.

In Dublin, the Defence Forces deployed a Bomb Disposal team to the Basin St. Flats complex in Dublin 8 in response to a request by the Gardai.

The team arrived on scene at 6.30am this morning and made a viable device safe. There was no controlled explosion carried out. The scene was declared safe at 7.20am and the device was removed to a military installation for further examination.


Press Release Date: Saturday 10th Septemebr, 2011

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