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 20th December 2014 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe Marine Flare.


An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a hazardous marine flare on the western coastline of Tory Island this morning.

The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team in response to a request from The Coast Guard after they were alerted to a suspect hazardous item discovered by a member of the public on the western coast of Tory Island.

An Air Corps AW139 Helicopter was deployed to transport an Army Bomb Disposal Team to the scene.

The team arrived on scene at 11 am. The device was made safe at the scene by means of a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 12.10 pm.

Press Release Date: Saturday 20th December 2014 

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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