Thursday 30 March 2017

We must be vigilant - no one is immune to Isil's terror

An armed French police officer stands guard at the Franco-Italian border to check vehicles. The Isil attacks in Paris have proved that no country and no individual are immune to its mindless terror. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
An armed French police officer stands guard at the Franco-Italian border to check vehicles. The Isil attacks in Paris have proved that no country and no individual are immune to its mindless terror. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
Editorial

Editorial

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.

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