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 13th December 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Destroys Old Grenade .

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a live grenade dating early the 20th century found in a recycling plant in Ennis, Co Clare this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed a team to the Gort Road Industrial Estate, Ennis following a request from the Gardai.

The old grenade was discovered on the grounds of the recycling plant by an employee who alerted the Gardai.

The team arrived on scene at 1.30 pm and examined the grenade in situ. The grenade was then made safe by means of controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at  2.15 pm.

This brings to 203 the total callouts dealt with so far in 2012 by the Army Bomb Disposal Team and it is the 32nd callout to historical ordnance.

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Press Release Date:  06 December 2012

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