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 13 Aug 2013 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Safe Old Grenade .

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a live historic grenade in Janesboro, Limerick in the early hours of this morning.

The device was confirmed as a Mills Type Grenade dating back to the 1920's/ War of Independence era.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team in response to a request from the Gardaí­ Sí­ochána after the suspect object was discovered by a member of the public who was carrying out gardening work at his own private residence in Janesboro, Limerick.

The team arrived on scene at midnight and a cordon and traffic restrictions had been put in place for public safety, with a number of nearby houses evacuated. The grenade was taken to a safe nearby location where it was made safe by means of a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 00.40 am. and the team returned to base.

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Press Release Date: Tuesday 13 Aug 2013

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Denis Hanly

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

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