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 14 January 2013 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Four Viable Improvised Explosive Devices .

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe four viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) near the Malahide Road, Dublin this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed a team to some waste ground off the Malahide Road, Dublin following a request from the Gardaí­; the area had been cordoned off earlier.

The team arrived on scene at 2.20 pm and examined the IEDs which were found as part of a Garda Sí­ochána Operation in the area.

The viable devices were made safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion and subsequently removed to a secure military location for further examination. The scene was declared safe at 3.10 pm.

The remains of the devices will be handed over to the Gardaí­ to assist in their investigations.  

Press Release Date:  14 January, 2013

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