The unemployed man, who is classified as a major terrorist suspect by international counter-terrorism agencies and claims social welfare payments in this country, is currently top of the Gardaí’s list of targets in this country.
Our picture shows him attending a prayer gathering. According to security sources, the extremist is head of a very small IS network in Ireland, a grouping that that receives very little support from the Muslim community in Ireland.
The man, who is in his 50s and of middle eastern origin, and the rest of his small network are subject to constant surveillance by the specialist garda unit known as Counter Terrorism International (CTI).
It is understood that a number of the men involved, including the leader, face arrest in other countries if they leave this jurisdiction.