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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Friday 12 Oct 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Unstable Chemical.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a quantity of the chemical Dinitrophenylhydrazine which had become unstable this evening in Cavan Town.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team to Loreto College, Cavan Town following a request from the Gardai.
The Team arrived on scene at 5.00 pm and made safe the unstable chemical which was found in a school laboratory during a routine audit.

The chemical was removed to a safe location where it was made safe through the use of a controlled explosion.The scene was declared safe at 6.00 pm and the Team returned to base.

Dinitrophenylhydrazine is a chemical re-agent routinely used in laboratories around the country that can become unstable over time.

A Defence Force EOD Team completed a similar tasking yesterday morning with an unstable chemical in a school in Carrigaline, Cork

Press Release Date:  12 October, 2012

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