We must be vigilant - no one is immune to Isil's terror
If the Isil attacks in Paris have proved anything, it is that no country and no individual are immune to its mindless terror.
This includes Ireland, whose defence forces are the pride of the United Nation's international peacekeeping corps.
Ireland is no stranger to the threat of terrorism, having faced down more than 30 years of such activity during the Troubles. We are rightly proud of the fact that Ireland, through tough emergency measures, robust intelligence and equally robust diplomacy, helped secure peace for all citizens on this island through the Good Friday Agreement.