Tom Brady: Vigilance against dissident threat must not waver
Published 18/12/2012 | 05:00
A GARDA decision not to scale back the resources deployed in fighting the threat posed by dissident republicans has been proven correct by the discovery of a plot to murder a young British soldier as he celebrated Christmas with his family in Limerick city.
The discovery came as a result of an intelligence-gathering operation over the past couple of months and showed that the dissidents operating on this side of the Border cannot be dismissed as merely providing a logistical back-up role for their units based in the North.
This back-up is vital to the terrorists as it produces home-made explosives and weaponry as well as sourcing vehicles.