Draft White Paper on defence policy outlines main security threats over the next 10 years.
Authorities here are concerned about the threat of “lone wolf” terrorists and the possibility of terrorism groups using the State as a base, a draft White Paper on defence policy states.
The document details security concerns the country is exposed to or could be exposed to over the next 10 years, including cyber attacks, the emergence of domestic terrorism and the risks of organised crime.
It says a number of Irish citizens have travelled to conflict zones to fight with extremist groups.
The paper, drawn up by the Department of Defence, says: “There is also concern regarding the process of radicalisation and there are a range of influences, including the internet, which can enable this process.