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 30 August 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Viable IED in Dublin.

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

The Defence Forces deployed to Kings Inns Street, Phibsborough 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 5.20pm and examined the device which was found close to a private residence.

The viable device was made safe in situ and handed over to the gardai to assist with their investigations.  

The scene was declared safe at 6.40pm

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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.

Press Release Date: 30 August 2012

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