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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Sunday 06 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) in Dundalk, Co Louth this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed to Haggerdstown, Dundalk following a request from the Gardai; the area had been cordoned off by the Gardai and local residents were evacuated to a safe location.

The team arrived on scene at 3.20 pm and examined the devices which were located inside a derelict house in a residential area.

The viable devices were made safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion and will be removed to a secure military location for further examination.

The remains of the devices will then be handed over to the Gardai to assist with their investigations.

The scene was declared safe at 6.15 pm.

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Press Release Date:  06 January, 2013

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