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 30 December 2015 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe 'Legacy Find'.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a legacy device in Tallaght this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team on request from An Garda Síochána, after a suspect device was spotted by a member of the public in a river in the Dodder Valley area of Tallaght. A cordon was established and traffic restrictions were put in place.

The EOD team arrived on scene at 3.05 pm and made the device safe at the scene. It was heavily corroded and has been assessed as a 'legacy find,' a heavily weathered device that was exposed to the elements for some time. The scene was declared safe at 4.20 pm.

Material was handed over to the Gardaí to assist them with their investigation.

There has been 142 call outs for the Army Bomb Disposal Team in 2015.

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 30 December 2015

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Press Officer: Comdt. Seán Ó Fátharta

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