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 06 October 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Two Viable Improvised Explosive Devices.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe two viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) this evening in Co Limerick.

The Defence Forces deployed to Donoughmore a rural area on outskirts of Limerick City following a request from the Gardai; the area had been cordoned off by the Gardai.

The team arrived on scene at 9.45 pm and examined the devices which were located on rural road.

The viable devices were rendered safe in situ and the devices were handed over to the Gardai to assist with their investigations.

The scene was declared safe at 10.55 pm.

This is the 156th callout so far this year and brings to 73 the number of viable IEDs dealt with by the Army Bomb Disposal Teams. ( this figure includes 13 post blast analysis of viable IEDs).

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.


Press Release Date:  6 October, 2012

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