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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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Thursday 26 July, 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Viable Improvised Explosive Device.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) in Farranree, Cork City this morning.

The Defence Forces deployed to Kilnap Place, Farranree in Cork City following a request from the Gardai; the area had been cordoned by the Gardai and local residents were evacuated to a safe location.

The team arrived on scene at 10.47am and examined the device. The device was made safe in situ by controlled explosion and the remains of the device were handed over to Gardai to assist in their investigations. 

The scene was declared safe at 1.10pm.

This is the 119th callout and 60th viable IED made safe by the Army Bomb Disposal Teams so far this year.

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: 26 July 2012

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Denis Hanly

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