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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Thursday 03 December 2015 - Army Engineers & Bomb Disposal Team Conduct Search & Clearance Operation.

An Army Engineer Specialist Search Team and an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team were deployed by the Defence Forces to assist with a planned search in the Roxboro area of County Limerick following a request from An Garda Síochána.

The two teams arrived on scene at 11.15 am. The Engineers commenced clearance of a small patch of land approximately 2 kilometres from the village of Meanus where Gardaí believed Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were buried.

Upon locating two devices, the Army Bomb Disposal Team confirmed the devices as viable, rendered them safe at the scene at 1.20 pm and have since removed them to a secure military location for further analysis. A cordon was in place throughout the search.

The Defence Forces will continue to assist An Garda Síochána with their investigation.

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Other types of call outs would include conventional munition destruction such as old grenades discovered by members of the public, unstable chemicals and also suspect devices found to be hoaxes.

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Press Release Date: Thursday 03 December 2015

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Seán Ó Fátharta

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