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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Wednesday 11th November 2015 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Safe Unstable Historical Munition.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe an unstable historical munition in Tipperary Town this afternoon.

The munition was discovered by staff at the Seán Treacy Memorial Swimming Pool following an audit of a small historical display located in the Swimming Pool's foyer.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team on request from An Garda Síochána, arriving on scene at 2.55 pm.

The scene was made safe at 3.20 pm and the munition has now been removed to a secure military location for further examination. EOD personnel departed the scene at 3.30 pm.

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: Wednesday 11th November 2015

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