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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 November 2015 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Safe Two Viable IED's.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe two viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Cavan Town last night. The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team on request from An Garda Síochána after two suspect devices were discovered in a house. A cordon was established and surrounding houses were evacuated.

The EOD team arrived on scene at 7.30 pm and made both devices safe. The devices were then removed to a secure military location for further examination and subsequently declared as viable IEDs . The scene was declared safe at 8.30 pm. Material has been handed over to the Gardaí to assist them with their investigation.

There have now been 127 EOD call outs so far this year. In 2014 there were 141 EOD calls outs to 53 viable devices.

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 26 November 2015

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Seán Ó Fátharta

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

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