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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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Wednesday 12th June 2013 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Viable Improvised Explosive Device Safe.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Coolock, Dublin this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the Team in response to a request from the Gardaí­ Sí­ochána after a suspect device was recovered by the Gardaí­ in Ferrycarraig Park, Priorswood, Dublin.

The Team arrived on scene at 7.20 pm and a cordon and traffic restrictions were put in place for public safety. The device was rendered safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion.

The viable device was subsequently taken to a safe military location for further examination. All component parts have now been handed over to the Gardaí­ to assist them with their investigation into the incident. The scene was declared safe at 7.45 pm. 


Press Release Date: 12th June 2013

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Denis Hanly

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

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