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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 08 August 2015 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Safe Historic Munition.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe an old artillery shell in the Turner's Cross area of Cork City this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team to deal with the munition following a request from An Garda Siochána. The shell was discovered by a person digging in their garden.

The team arrived on scene at 2.55 pm. The shell was made safe at the scene, removed to a secure military location and will be destroyed at a later date. The scene was declared safe at 3.29 pm.

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.

File photos of Disposal teams can be viewed on our Flickr Channel


Press Release Date: Saturday 08 August 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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