Friday 27 April 2018

Tom Brady: Vigilance against dissident threat must not waver

A GARDA decision not to scale back the resources deployed in fighting the threat posed by dissident republicans has been proven correct by the discovery of a plot to murder a young British soldier as he celebrated Christmas with his family in Limerick city.

The discovery came as a result of an intelligence-gathering operation over the past couple of months and showed that the dissidents operating on this side of the Border cannot be dismissed as merely providing a logistical back-up role for their units based in the North.

This back-up is vital to the terrorists as it produces home-made explosives and weaponry as well as sourcing vehicles.

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