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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 20 October 2014 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe a Viable IED.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the Knights Court area of Newcastle West this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team after a suspect device was found on the road of a residential estate.

A cordon and road closures were put in place for public safety and a number of nearby houses were evacuated.

The team arrived on scene at 8.30 pm. The device was confirmed as viable and was made safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion.

Items of an evidential nature will be handed over to the Gardaí­ to assist them with their investigation.

The scene was declared safe at 10 pm.


Press Release Date: Wednesday 20 October 2014 

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Seán Ó Fátharta

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer

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