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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 21 June 2013 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Viable Improvised Explosive Device Safe.

Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Viable Improvised Explosive Device Safe in Jobstown, Tallaght.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device(IED) in Jobstown, Tallaght last night.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team in response to a request from the Gardaí­ Sí­ochána after a suspect device was found under a vehicle outside a private residence in the Glenshane Area of Jobstown, Tallaght.

The team arrived on scene at 9.25 pm.  A cordon and traffic restrictions had been put in place for public safety, with a small number of nearby houses evacuated. The device was then rendered safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion. The scene was declared safe at 10.15 pm.

The device was taken to a safe military location for further technical examination and exploitation. It was then confirmed as a viable device. All component parts and evidence have been handed over to the Gardaí­ to assist them with their investigation into the incident.


Press Release Date: Thursday 21 June 2013

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Press Officer: Comdt. Denis Hanly

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