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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 29 June, 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Viable Improvised Explosive Device .

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) near Darndale, Dublin this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the team to some waste ground near a residential area in the Belcamp Lane area of Darndale following a request from the Gardai.

The team arrived on scene at 6.05pm and examined the suspect device in situ. They rendered the device safe without the need for a controlled explosion and removed it to a secure military location for further technical exmaination to confirm its viability. A cordon had been put in place by the Gardai. The scene was declared safe at 7.05 pm

The team leader has now confirmed that the suspect device was a viable IED and it will be handed over to the Gardai to assist in their investigations.

This is the 106th callout of Army Bomb Disposal Teams so far this year and the 42nd viable IED rendered safe.

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: 28 June 2012

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