Gsoc has been denied access to confidential records in the Garda’s Security & Intelligence Section in relation to Adrian Crevan Mackin, who shot Garda Tony Golden dead and almost killed his estranged partner Siobhan Phillips in October 2015.
A dissident republican leader convicted of directing the activities of a terrorist organisation which plotted an explosion during the State visit of Britain’s Prince Charles two years ago has been jailed for eleven and a half years.
The Government has stressed that “all means under the law will be availed of to protect the security of the state” as a new poll found that fewer than half of people living in rural Ireland believe sufficient safeguards have been put in place against a possible terror attack.
The fingerprint of a man accused of IRA membership was found on the registration certificate of the car used in the fatal shooting of Northern Irish prison officer David Black, the Special Criminal Court has heard today.
More than 80 garda detectives are to stop providing armed cover on a 24/7 basis in the Cork region amid claims they have been left vulnerable by garda management’s refusal to give them proper training and equipment to tackle gangland crime or terrorist attacks.
A suspected terror chief and three young men were arrested yesterday in a massive security operation targeting dissident republicans. Specialist anti-terrorism squads and elite armed units, directed by Garda Intelligence, went to 20 addresses in counties Louth, Dublin and Wexford and arrested four suspects.