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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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Thurs 04 Oct 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Two Viable Improvised Explosive Devices .

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe two viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) in Darndale, Dublin this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed the team to Tara Lawn, Darndale following a request from the Gardai as part of a planned operation; the area had been cordoned by the Gardai and local residents were evacuated to a safe location.

The team arrived on scene at 11.05am and examined the devices which were located inside a disused outhouse.

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

The scene was declared safe at 1.05pm; the remains of the devices will be handed over to the Gardai later today to assist with their investigations. 


Press Release Date: 4th October 2012

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Press Officer: Comdt. Denis Hanly

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