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#National Security

# national-security - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

New 'landmark' Policing Bill to radically change Irish national security apparatus
# National Security
# National Security

New 'landmark' Policing Bill to radically change Irish national security apparatus

Nov 22nd 2022, 4:51 PM 23,360 Views 19 Comments

Cleared by cabinet this morning the Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill is expected to become law next year.

# national-security - This year 2022

Major operation launched in Irish Sea to protect subsea cables from attacks
# Sabotage
# Sabotage

Major operation launched in Irish Sea to protect subsea cables from attacks

Updated Oct 20th 2022, 8:35 PM 63,332 Views 38 Comments

It is understood that the mission was ordered after the attacks on the Nordsteam pipelines caused significant disquiet in Government.

Coveney: 'No arms industry' but Ireland should explore military trade opportunities
# The Morning Lead
# The Morning Lead

Coveney: 'No arms industry' but Ireland should explore military trade opportunities

Oct 7th 2022, 12:05 AM 25,373 Views 53 Comments

The event, entitled “Building the ecosystem, Identifying connections for collaborations in security, defence and dual-use technologies”, was held in the Aviva Stadium.

Action on pay imperative if Govt serious about overhauling Defence Forces, PDFORRA insists
# Defence
# Defence

Action on pay imperative if Govt serious about overhauling Defence Forces, PDFORRA insists

Updated Oct 5th 2022, 10:23 PM 14,544 Views 7 Comments

The group is holding its annual delegate conference in Ballybofey, Co Donegal.

National Security: 1,000 new gardaí, and defence funding to include money for primary air radar
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

National Security: 1,000 new gardaí, and defence funding to include money for primary air radar

Updated Sep 27th 2022, 6:10 PM 20,400 Views 39 Comments

Defence will increase to €1.174bn which is a €67m rise from the 2022 allocation.

Cyber Chief: Ireland's position in the world does not protect it from attacks by other countries
# Richard Browne
# Richard Browne

Cyber Chief: Ireland's position in the world does not protect it from attacks by other countries

Sep 11th 2022, 12:05 AM 18,690 Views 0 Comments

Dr Richard Browne gave an interview to The Journal this week on the work of Ireland’s National Cyber Security Centre.

Security dispute after ERU Gardaí used instead of Army Rangers for Coveney visit to Ukraine
# Army Ranger Wing
# Army Ranger Wing

Security dispute after ERU Gardaí used instead of Army Rangers for Coveney visit to Ukraine

Apr 15th 2022, 6:00 AM 84,627 Views 0 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister travelled to Kyiv yesterday protected by armed gardaí from the Emergency Response Unit.

Coveney's focus on Defence portfolio brought into question by some after Russia controversy
# COMMISSION REPORT
# COMMISSION REPORT

Coveney's focus on Defence portfolio brought into question by some after Russia controversy

Feb 8th 2022, 12:05 AM 23,135 Views 18 Comments

Questions have been asked as to whether Coveney is stretched too thin being in charge of the DFA and Defence.

Hong Kong to create more 'national security' crimes
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong to create more 'national security' crimes

Jan 12th 2022, 8:35 AM 8,163 Views 24 Comments

Chief Executive Carrie Lam made the announcement, but did not outline what the new crimes would be.

# national-security - Last year 2021

Cabinet clears the way for the biggest reform of national security in a generation
# National Security
# National Security

Cabinet clears the way for the biggest reform of national security in a generation

Apr 27th 2021, 9:51 PM 71,735 Views 29 Comments

The new Bill will replace the Garda Síochána Act and will form a major shift in national security, sources have said.

# national-security - All time

Biden says his team will show the US is back on the world stage
# National Security
# National Security

Biden says his team will show the US is back on the world stage

Nov 24th 2020, 9:30 PM 17,728 Views 56 Comments

Joe Biden said that his team would ’embody my core beliefs that America is strongest when it works with its allies’.

UK intelligence report finds 'credible' evidence Russia sought to influence Scottish independence vote
# National Security
# National Security

UK intelligence report finds 'credible' evidence Russia sought to influence Scottish independence vote

Jul 21st 2020, 11:29 AM 13,589 Views 30 Comments

The Intelligence and Security Committee published its long-awaited report on Russia this morning.

How John Bolton fell out of favour in the Trump White House
# Long Goodbye
# Long Goodbye

How John Bolton fell out of favour in the Trump White House

Sep 10th 2019, 10:50 PM 23,908 Views 25 Comments

The national security adviser had increasingly clash with the White House on foreign policy.

Explainer: Why a former British minister is 'swearing on his children's lives' over latest scandal
# Leaking
# Leaking

Explainer: Why a former British minister is 'swearing on his children's lives' over latest scandal

May 2nd 2019, 11:36 AM 27,045 Views 32 Comments

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired over the latest scandal to rock the British government.

Boris Johnson in Iran to push for Briton's release
# Foreign Minister
# Foreign Minister

Boris Johnson in Iran to push for Briton's release

Dec 9th 2017, 4:28 PM 10,390 Views 29 Comments

The case has become highly politicised, especially after a “slip of the tongue” by Johnson last month.

Trump appoints his third pick as national security advisor
# HR McMaster
# HR McMaster

Trump appoints his third pick as national security advisor

Feb 21st 2017, 7:17 AM 12,530 Views 23 Comments

McMaster is another name on the long list of Trump advisors who have been plucked from the military.

'Just the beginning': Trump facing headache after security advisor quits over Russian links
# Just Following Orders
# Just Following Orders

'Just the beginning': Trump facing headache after security advisor quits over Russian links

Feb 14th 2017, 10:25 PM 19,179 Views 62 Comments

Trump had asked General Michael Flynn for his resignation, after news emerged of his calls to the Russian ambassador.

'The vast majority of Muslims would not be affected': Judges grill lawyers over US travel ban
# High Stakes
# High Stakes

'The vast majority of Muslims would not be affected': Judges grill lawyers over US travel ban

Feb 8th 2017, 7:10 AM 16,926 Views 95 Comments

During a hearing yesterday, government lawyers argued that Trump’s immigration curbs were motivated by national security concerns.

Is Ireland adequately prepared to defend a terrorist attack? 91% say No
# National Security
# National Security

Is Ireland adequately prepared to defend a terrorist attack? 91% say No

Nov 17th 2015, 10:44 AM 20,112 Views 156 Comments

The government has said that such an attack on Ireland is “possible, but not likely”.

The NSA's massive collection of people's phone records is illegal
# Hanging On The Telephone
# Hanging On The Telephone

The NSA's massive collection of people's phone records is illegal

May 7th 2015, 7:45 PM 8,638 Views 34 Comments

A US appeals court made the judgement today.

Opinion: Australian gagging order has major implications for press freedom
# Censorship
# Censorship

Opinion: Australian gagging order has major implications for press freedom

Aug 6th 2014, 1:00 PM 209 Views 26 Comments

A censorship order sought and secured by the Australian government sets a precedent for all common law countries – including Ireland.

Met Police will 'neither confirm nor deny' if undercover officers spied on Hillsborough campaigners
# FOI
# FOI

Met Police will 'neither confirm nor deny' if undercover officers spied on Hillsborough campaigners

Jan 15th 2014, 1:38 PM 7,104 Views 22 Comments

Scotland Yard said they did not answer an FOI on the issue as it was a matter of “national security”.

Column: Why is Guantanamo Bay still open?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why is Guantanamo Bay still open?

Aug 16th 2013, 7:00 AM 62 Views 61 Comments

Detainees eligible for release from Guantanamo Bay are caught in limbo: the US won’t accept them and foreign countries are reluctant to take in refugees who have been incarcerated with terrorists, writes Scott Fitzsimmons.

Column: Bradley Manning broke the law, but he placed more value on morality than legality
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Bradley Manning broke the law, but he placed more value on morality than legality

Jul 31st 2013, 7:00 PM 71 Views 78 Comments

Watching ‘Collateral Damage’ – footage that shows US military opening fire on men and children in Baghdad – one can see why Manning wanted the American people to see what was happening in their name, writes Neil Walsh.

Column: As an American, I’m still not entirely sure about Edward Snowden
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: As an American, I’m still not entirely sure about Edward Snowden

Jul 14th 2013, 1:30 PM 50 Views 66 Comments

Is Edward Snowden a heroic whistleblower or a far less noble character? I think we’re still waiting for that question to be answered, writes Larry Donnelly.

Column: How to protect your private data in a digital world
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: How to protect your private data in a digital world

Jul 3rd 2013, 7:00 AM 104 Views 15 Comments

With Snowden, Prism and national security secrets in the news, it’s clear that technology has made privacy harder to ensure. Renaat Verbruggen gives a run down of how cryptography can protect your private information.

Phone records 'critical' to war on terrorism, says White House
# National Security
# National Security

Phone records 'critical' to war on terrorism, says White House

Jun 6th 2013, 4:43 PM 4,039 Views 46 Comments

Obama administration collects telephone records of citizens even if they are not suspected of terrorism.

New York mayor receives suspected deadly poison letters
# You've Got Mail
# You've Got Mail

New York mayor receives suspected deadly poison letters

May 30th 2013, 8:04 AM 4,060 Views 4 Comments

The letters contained “anonymous threats” and when tested locally, preliminarily indicated the presence of ricin, police said.

Pentagon checking Bin Laden raid book for leaks
# Bin Laden
# Bin Laden

Pentagon checking Bin Laden raid book for leaks

Aug 27th 2012, 8:12 PM 6,752 Views 17 Comments

Officials have received the manuscript and are checking for any classified information, said Pentagon spokesperson.

Irish authorities asked Google to remove mystery content
# Google
# Google

Irish authorities asked Google to remove mystery content

Jun 30th 2011, 5:48 PM 2,592 Views 9 Comments

Google launches its transparency report to highlight government removal requests: guess which country submitted most removal requests?

US security system appears deeply flawed
# US Intelligence
# US Intelligence

US security system appears deeply flawed

Jul 19th 2010, 9:16 PM 202 Views 0 Comments

Results of two-year investigation into US intelligence aren’t good.