Defence Forces operations overnight and this morning.

The Defence Forces were involved in a number of operations overnight and this morning as follows:

Banagher, Co. Offaly:

A Naval Service Dive Team deployed to Banagher, Co. Offaly yesterday afternoon to assist in the search for a missing person. The team commenced diving operations this morning.

Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow:

Defence Forces Troops and vehicles assisted in the search for a missing Garda near Baltinglass overnight and this morning.


Troops provided assistance with sandbagging in the Blackhorse Avenue area last night.

Transport was provided to the staff of Our Lady's Hospice , Harolds Cross  this morning.


An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe old Improvised Explosive Device components on the Kells Road outside Navan last night.

Press Release Date: 25th October, 2011

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