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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 04 September 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Old Grenade in Rathmines Dublin.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe an early twentieth century grenade found in a garden in Rathmines this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the Team to the Lissenfield Area of Lower Rathmines Road following a request from the Gardai.

The badly corroded War of Independence era grenade was found by a local resident whilst they were gardening.

The Team arrived on scene at 8pm, examined the grenade in situ and rendered it safe. They have now transported the grenade back to a secure military location for further examination and it is expected it will destroyed by controlled explosion tomorrow.  

The scene was declared safe at 8.25pm.

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Press Release Date: 04 September 2012

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Denis Hanly

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

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