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 May 2013 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Viable Improvised Explosive Device Safe.

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

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team in response to a request from the Gardaí­ Sí­ochána after a suspect device was found outside a private residence near the Malahide Road, Artane, Dublin.

The team arrived on the scene at 10.50 am and a cordon and traffic restrictions were put in place for public safety.

The viable device was rendered safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion and was then handed over to the Gardai to assist in their investigation into the incident. The scene was declared safe at 12.10 pm.

This brings to 110 the total amount of call outs for the Army Bomb Disposal Team so far in 2013, involving 43 IEDs. 


Press Release Date: 30 May 2013

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