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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Tuesday 01 May 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 the Phoenix Park, Dublin this morning.

The Defence Forces deployed the team to a wooded marshland area known as Quarry Lake last night following a request from An Garda Sí­ochána but were unable to commence operations until first light this morning.

The viable IED was made safe in situ and the scene was declared safe at 10.40 am. The team returned to base and the component parts of the device have been handed over to the Gardai to assist in their investigation.

This is the 75th Call out of an Army Bomb Disposal Team this year and the 23rd viable IED made safe in 2012.

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Press Release Date: 01 May 2012

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