Thursday 8 December 2016

Gardaí missing out on basic details of terrorist threat

Published 11/04/2016 | 02:30

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan Photo: Steve Humphreys
Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan Photo: Steve Humphreys

It is not the first time an organisation, whose members are involved in the fight against international terrorists, is wondering aloud whether they have the training to confront jihadi foes.

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Last autumn, Raco, the association representing officers in the Defence Forces, posed the question at its annual conference.

Now it is the turn of the AGSI, whose members are garda sergeants and inspectors. They want an immediate answer from the authorities. Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan will be in the hot seat when she addresses the AGSI conference in Westport tomorrow.

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