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 21 August 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Viable IED .

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Tallaght, Dublin in early hours of this morning.

The Defence Forces deployed to Cushlawn Park, Tallaght in Dublin following a request from the Gardai.

The area was cordoned off by the Gardai and local residents were evacuated to a safe location.

The team arrived on scene at 2.35am and examined the device which was found outside a private residence.

The device was made safe in situ and transported to a secure military location for further examination where it was declared a viable IED; the scene was declared safe at 3.20am.

The remains of the device have been handed over to the Gardai to assist with their investigations.

This is the 130th callout and 64th viable IED made safe by the Army Bomb Disposal Teams so far this year.

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.

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Press Release Date: 21 August 2012

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