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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Monday 12 May - Army Bomb Disposal Team Renders Safe Historical Artillery Shell.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe historical ammunition, believed to be an old artillery shell, in Tipperary Town this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed the Team in response to a request from the Gardaí­ after a member of the public had reported a suspicious object to them.

The projectile was badly corroded and was found in the garden of a private residence. The Team arrived on scene at 4.45pm, for public safety a number of road closures had to be put in place and some nearby properties were also evacuated.

The projectile was examined in situ and then recovered to a secure military area where it was later destroyed by controlled explosion shortly after 6pm. Despite the age of the projectile and its poor condition , it still contained explosive material and posed a potential threat to the public.

The scene in Tipperary Town was declared safe at 5pm. 

Press Release Date: Monday 12th May

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Denis Hanly

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

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