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 May 2013 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Safe Old Grenade.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe an old grenade in Crosshaven, Co Cork this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team in response to a request from the Gardaí­ after a grenade of historical nature, was found by people digging in a private residence in Crosshaven. The team arrived on scene at 7.35 pm and a cordon and traffic restrictions were put in place for public safety.

The item, a Mills Grenade, probably dating from the early twentieth century was taken to a secure area nearby where it was made safe by means of a controlled explosion. The scene was declared safe at 8.35 pm.

This evening's call out was the third call out of a Defence Force EOD Team so far today.

Press Release Date:  21 May, 2013

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