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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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Saturday 04 April 2015 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe Historic Grenade.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a historic yet viable Mills type grenade in The Pheonix Park, Dublin this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team in response to a request from An Garda Sí­ochána after a suspect object was found protruding from the grass by members of the public.

A cordon was put in place for public safety. The team arrived on scene at 3.30 pm and safely moved the grenade to an open area where it was rendered safe by a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 4.10 pm.

This type of grenade is early twentieth century in origin and was utilised during the War of Independence, the Civil War and World Wars 1 and 2. Should members of the public find such a device it is advised to keep a safe distance and inform the Gardaí­.


Press Release Date: Saturday 04 April 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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