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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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Friday 17 July 2015 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Safe a Hand Grenade.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a hand grenade in the O'Hanlon Park area of Dundalk this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team to an area of waste ground to deal with the munition following a request from An Garda Siochána. A cordon and road closures were put in place for public safety.

The team arrived on scene at 7.00 p.m. The grenade was made safe at the scene, removed to a secure military location and destroyed by controlled explosion.

Items of an evidential nature were handed over to the Gardaí to assist them with their investigations. The scene was declared safe at 7.30 p.m.

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

File photos of Disposal teams can be viewed on our Flickr Channel


Press Release Date: Friday 17 July 2015

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Seán Ó Fátharta

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer

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