Monday 19 February 2018

No easy answers as to how we meet threats to security

Gardaí on Poplar Row in Dublin after the killing of Eddie Hutch Snr
Gardaí on Poplar Row in Dublin after the killing of Eddie Hutch Snr
Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

How are threats to State security met without disproportionately affecting the human and civil rights of citizens, especially when we have a constitutionally enshrined presumption of innocence and right to a jury trial?

It's a question that yields no easy answers.

But whether the threat is the IRA or Isil, drug barons, crime lords or cyber-terrorists, governments are always trying to resolve this perennial problem.

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