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 16 September 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Destroys Old Grenade .

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made Safe an early twentieth century grenade found in a garden in Ranelagh, Dublin this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed a team to Chelmsford Avenue, Ranelagh following a request from the Gardai.

The badly corroded grenade, which is thought to date from the War of Independence, was discovered by a local resident whilst carrying out excavation work in his garden.

The team arrived on scene at 5.30pm and examined the grenade in situ. The grenade was then rendered safe for transportation and brought to nearby Ringsend Beach where it was subsequently destroyed by means of controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 6.50pm.

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Press Release Date: 16 September 2012

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