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 27 December 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Viable Improvised Explosive Device .

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Inchicore, Dublin this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed to Turvey Avenue, Inchicore following a request from the Gardai; the area had been cordoned off by the Gardai and local residents were evacuated to a safe location.

The team arrived on scene at 3.10 pm and examined the device which was located in a green area near private residences.

The viable device was made safe in situ by means of a controlled explosion. The remains of the device have been removed to a secure military location for further examination and will then be handed over to the Gardai to assist with their investigations.

The scene was declared safe at 4.05 pm.

Press Release Date: Thursday 27 December 2012

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