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# Security

This month
September 2023
Local councillors to be given €2,500 allowance for personal security
Eligible expenses will include intruder alarms, CCTV and panic buttons.
Westminster’s alleged Chinese spy says he is ‘completely innocent’
The man said he had spent his career highlighting the “challenge and threats presented by the Chinese Communist Party”.
Last month
August 2023
Security alert prompts Eiffel Tower evacuation
Bomb disposal experts and police were called in to scour the area.
Missing in action: Ireland's national security strategy has been in the works since 2019
“There are multiple geopolitical risks at the moment… but yet all Ireland does is pay lip service to national security,” said TD Cathal Berry.
This year
Consultative forum to hold first meeting today in Cork
Topics for today’s meeting includes the international security situation, cyber defence and threats against critical infrastructure.
3 Israeli soldiers and 1 Egyptian killed shooting near shared border
An Israeli army statement identified the assailant as an Egyptian policeman.
Refusal of DAA boss to appear before Dáil committee on airport security 'unacceptable'
Members of the committee have said the airport operators cannot put meeting off until the autumn.
Man arrested at Dublin Airport for boarding plane without passport or boarding pass
Gardaí confirmed that they arrested and charged a man in his 40s for trespassing offences at Dublin airport.
China’s alleged spy balloon over US ‘must never happen again’
Top diplomats have met in the first high-level contact between the two countries since the US shot down the balloon.
Twitter to put text messages for sign-in security behind paywall
From next month, only users paying for Twitter will be able to use texts for two-factor authentication.
EU warned that organised crime is 'as big a threat' as terrorism
The EU’s home affairs commissioner gave the warning today at a major drug smuggling hub.
'Viable' pipe bomb discovered in Newtownabbey
The device has been removed from the area, which is located north of Belfast, for investigation.
Biden faces scrutiny after two sets of classified documents found
The revelation that Biden potentially mishandled classified or presidential records could prove to be a political headache.
SF's Kenny says his family was traumatised after arson and vehicle attacks at their home
The TD told Morning Ireland that his family are moving house due to the trauma of attacks on their home.
Last year
Government ministers to be banned from using phones at Cabinet meetings from today
The Minister for Finance confirmed the ban this morning,
Ireland to join European centre for countering hybrid threats such as cyber and disinformation
The centre allows member states to develop responses to the activities of adversaries below the threshold of war.
Ireland to step up security around offshore pipelines after Nord Stream blasts
Simon Coveney said there will be an increase in patrols by the Naval Service and Air Corps.
Taoiseach says there is a 'risk to senior ministers' if Garda drivers not reintroduced
‘A lot of ministers don’t want to return to Garda drivers,’ he said.
Elon Musk's lawyers cite whistleblower in attempt to terminate $44 billion buyout of Twitter
Zatko’s testimony props up Musk’s argument, referencing ‘extreme, egregious’ gaps in the platform’s online protections.
UK's Prince Harry wins high court challenge over police security for his family
The duke is bringing legal action over a decision not to allow him to pay for police protection for his family when in the UK.
EBU defends decision not to hold Eurovision in Ukraine, citing high risk of mass casualty event
The decision has been criticised by the Ukrainian government, which said it had provided guarantees on safety standards.
The Explainer: What's the future of EU defence - and how does Ireland play a role?
On this week’s episode, former army officer Tom Clonan talks to Michelle Hennessy about how the European Union’s defence strategy is evolving.
‘Really bad planning’: Security expert says airport managers don’t grasp impact of decisions
‘There’s decisions being made where the managers don’t understand what’s going on on the ground’.
Dublin Airport says queues are 'moving well' as 50,000 passengers expected daily this weekend
The airport has seen lengthy queues in recent weeks due to a shortage of screening staff.
Lebedev says his father was KGB officer but he is 'not some agent of Russia'
A security assessment reportedly saying the media mogul posed a national security risk was allegedly withdrawn after Boris Johnson intervened.
Ireland needs to have ‘fundamental rethink’ over security, says Coveney
The Minister said that there was ‘no target’ on how many Ukrainian refugees would be supported to come to Ireland.
Tesco security staff given extra week to decide between severance and moving to new company
Earlier this month almost 100 Tesco security workers were told their jobs could be lost by the end of February.
'Good job in the pandemic lads, now you're gone': Tesco security guards shocked at job losses
Almost 100 Tesco security workers face losing their jobs by the end of the month.
Almost 100 Tesco security workers face losing their jobs by the end of the month, Órla Ryan reports
Security guards said they were verbally abused and spat on during the pandemic and have now been made to feel "disposable"
"I've worked for this company since I was 16 years of age, I literally do not know anything else," one man told us
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Nationwide order for extra Garda patrols at homes of politicians and State officials
The move follows a number of protests outside the homes of high profile politicians and State figures.
The move follows a number of protests outside the homes of high profile politicians and State figures.
Sources said the direction was drawn up having received detailed intelligence on the activities of anti-vaccine activists.
Taoiseach calls for garda review of security for Irish politicians after David Amess killing
Micheál Martin said he has been “roared and screamed at” while walking down the street.
Apple issues emergency security update for all of its users following 'zero-click' hack
The flaw affected all Apple’s operating systems, researchers said.
Ticketless England fans gain access to Wembley for Euro 2020 final
Wembley officials insisted there had been no breach of stadium security.
'Prison security measures should respect human dignity': Review after solicitor says she was told to remove bra
The Taoiseach has asked the Justice Minister for a report on the matter.
Security restrictions around US Capitol to be largely scaled back
Fencing and National Guard members have been used to protect the building since the 6 January riots.
Premier League agrees €277m rescue package to help Football League clubs in danger of going bust
The news follows months of negotiations between the two governing bodies.
China passes new law restricting sensitive exports
Companies and individuals who breach the new export control law could face criminal charges.
US bans TikTok and WeChat, citing national security reasons
Downloads of the apps will be banned from Sunday onwards.
China begins reviewing controversial Hong Kong national security Bill
China has said it is determined to enact the law and its passage is expected by Tuesday.
Simon Harris: We need more measures to 'toughen up' on self-isolation for people entering country
The minister said he would like this requirement backed up by the law.
Bank of Ireland warns customers over fraudulent text scam
It comes after a number of customers received a text telling them to reactivate their online banking.