Sunday 23 July 2017

Even in Ireland we must be vigilant against attack by Isil

The Irish Defence Forces and An Garda Siochana historically have had significant experience dealing with domestic terrorism and intelligence gathering. Stock picture
The Irish Defence Forces and An Garda Siochana historically have had significant experience dealing with domestic terrorism and intelligence gathering. Stock picture

Sheelagh Brady

As shock turns to a sombre reality in France, nations across Europe look inward to assess their own vulnerabilities to a similar attack occurring at home.

No country is immune.

If the Paris attacks were carried out by Isil, they - alongside recent attacks in Ankara, Beirut and the alleged bomb on a Russian airline over Egypt - collectively illustrate a shift in Isil's modus operandi.

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