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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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Sunday 21 July 2013 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Live Grenade Safe.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a live grenade in Drumcondra this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team in response to a request from the Gardaí­ Sí­ochána after a suspect device was found by a private resident conducting excavation work in Grace Park, Drumcondra.

The suspect device`was confimed as a grenade`dating back to the 1920's/ War of Independence era.

The team arrived on scene at 1.30 pm. A cordon and traffic restrictions had been put in place for public safety, with a number of nearby houses evacuated. The device was then rendered safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion. The scene was declared safe at 2 pm.

The grenade was taken to a safe military location for disposal.


Press Release Date: Sunday 21 July 2013

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Denis Hanly

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

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