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 November 2014 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe two Viable IED's.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe two viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in the Moneen area of Castlebar, Co Mayo this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team in response to a request from An Garda Sí­ochána after they were alerted to two suspect devices.

A cordon and road closures were put in place for public safety and a number of nearby buildings were evacuated.

The team arrived on scene at 1 pm. The devices were made safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion and were taken away for further examination. They were later confirmed as viable.

Items of an evidential nature will be handed over to the Gardaí­ to assist them with their investigation.

The scene was declared safe at 2 pm.

Press Release Date: Thursday 13th November 2014

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Seán Ó Fátharta

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer

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