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Gardaí “concerned” about Islamic terror sympathisers in Ireland

The garda officer in charge of Irish security intelligence has said there are small numbers of international terrorist sympathisers in Ireland, but claims they are being closely monitored. However, Assistant Commissioner Michael O’Sullivan has said families and children returning from … Continue reading

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The Islamist terrorism threat in Ireland

In early January, a brutal series of stabbings in the town of Dundalk sparked a discussion across Ireland about the country’s preparedness in the face of international terrorism. On 3 January, news reports from the small town of Dundalk in … Continue reading

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450 sham marriages halted by gardaí following crackdown

A total of 450 marriages have been halted in Ireland since the introduction of sham marriage legislation. Gardaí set up a dedicated operation – codenamed Vantage – two years ago to tackle an alleged trafficking ring which was using women … Continue reading

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Gardaí probe suspected jihadi in west of Ireland

Gardai are investigating a suspected Islamic State terror cell based in the west of Ireland. The “organised terror cell” is headed by two Chechen brothers who have been living in Ireland for a number of years. Senior sources have revealed … Continue reading

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Ireland used for logistics by Islamic terrorists

The raids by Garda anti-terrorist officers were part of an overseas investigation into support cells for jihadi activists. It underlines once again that while Ireland may be an extremely unlikely target for an attack by international terrorist groups, it can … Continue reading

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Gardaí examining if ‘pre-planning’ for London attacks occurred in Ireland

The Garda’s security service is examining whether any “pre-planning” for the London attacks occurred in Ireland following claims from a former Muslim radical that a second of the three terrorists had stayed here. The Irish convert, who spoke at a press … Continue reading

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Ireland’s secret services handed back €300k despite ‘credible concern regarding terrorist activity’

Concern has been raised over the funding of Ireland’s secret services as new figures show how the budget is not being spent in full. Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy has said she is concerned that the monies, which are available … Continue reading

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