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# Security

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Opinion: Defence Forces personnel are the lowest paid workers in the public service
Oglaigh na h’Eireann is reaching a tipping point, a point of no return, in terms of recruitment, retention and falling numbers, writes Tom Clonan.
# Security
'Soldiers are living on the breadline': More than 3,000 quit Defence Forces in four years
Raco is calling for the introduction of an independent pay review body to help address the staff retention crisis.
# leaking
Explainer: Why a former British minister is 'swearing on his children's lives' over latest scandal
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired over the latest scandal to rock the British government.
Tom Clonan: Compared with other EU countries, Ireland has a high rate of gun violence - so why is our government so complacent?
Gardai responding to armed incidents are usually unarmed and untrained in firearms.
# Home Security
Taoiseach has no plans to beef up security for ministers after protests at their homes
Leo Varadkar says he has not added any extra security after protests at his home.
Opinion: 'Lisa Smith needs to be exploited to the maximum as an intelligence source on her return'
“While Smith was living with IS during 2016, 135 European citizens were slaughtered in 10 separate attacks that year,” security expert Tom Clonan writes.
# garda scandal
Explainer: Why has a minor accident involving the Garda Commissioner attracted controversy?
Details of the accident at Garda headquarters emerged over the weekend.
# Security Breach
Facebook admits its staff had access to millions of users' passwords
It said the passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers.
Tom Clonan: Who is responsible for the incendiary devices posted from Dublin to London this week?
This is precisely the same type of incendiary device used by a dissident republican group in recent years but it could also be a lone wolf, writes Tom Clonan.
We tracked the progress of these Young Scientist projects - here's how they got on
More than 4,200 students entered the competition this year.
Dublin Airport fined €600,000 over security queue delays
There were four breaches of the maximum security queue time target in 2018.
# Security
Delayed rollout of local CCTV cameras across the country criticised
Only 20 local CCTV schemes have received government funding despite €1 million being available.
# Security
Union says KBC staff 'extremely upset and stressed' by recent incidents
KBC Ireland said it is taking additional measures to ensure the safety of its staff.
# Leo Varadkar
'It doesn't take very long for your balaclava to slip': Ructions in Dáil as Taoiseach and Doherty discuss Roscommon eviction
Leo Varadkar claimed that “when it comes to law and order” and the Sinn Féin party, “It doesn’t take very long for your balaclava to slip.”
# Security
Gardaí on alert as Kinahan target released from prison
The man is expected to leave the jurisdiction in the coming weeks.
# foreshadow
Researchers discover new security flaw in Intel chips
The flaw could let hackers pry information from supposedly secure virtual vaults in Intel chips.
# Child Safety
Ireland and US agree to share travel information of convicted child sex offenders
The Cabinet approved the sharing of travel information of child sex offenders from the US to Ireland and vice versa.
# World Cup
Russian media enjoying 'told you so' moment with conspicuous absence of hooliganism
The FSB reportedly issued an ultimatum to hooligan ring-leaders before the tournament.
# Security
Ticketmaster warns Irish customers may have been affected by data breach
People who purchased, or attempted to purchase, tickets between February and 23 June 2018 could be at risk.
# clamping down
Irish Rail to bump up security on north Dublin Dart line after reports of anti-social behaviour
Incidents of intimidating and threatening behaviour have become commonplace on the northern line in recent weeks.
# overtime stopped
Garda crime operations scaled back in west Dublin in bid to save funds for Pope visit
There are fears that the cuts will create a more dangerous work environment for officers.
'Ireland needs to invest in its neutral status - is expelling a Russian diplomat the best way?'
Security expert Tom Clonan raises concerns about Ireland’s security and intelligence capacity and the strategic importance of our neutrality.
# mcmaster
Trump to oust national security advisor HR McMaster, according to US media reports
Speculation is rife over who will be the next official to go.
Complaint filed to Dublin Airport over claims security damaged a 300-year-old €282k viola
Violist Morgan Goff was travelling through Dublin Airport on 10 February when the alleged incident happened.
# Brexit
'Terrorists don't care who they kill': Theresa May says Europe must protect citizens
She called for a “deep and special partnership” to be maintained between the UK and the European Union post-Brexit.
# Privacy
Facebook is making privacy settings easier to find ahead of strict new EU law
The social media giant has published its privacy principles for the first time.
# Windsor Castle
Begging clampdown urged ahead of royal wedding
Simon Dudley, the leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, wrote to the local police chief.
Security man who missed a break-in because he was looking at his mobile phone loses job
At the WRC hearing, the man said ‘his mobile phone was like an extension of his arm’.
# Connected toys
Warning to Irish parents as investigation finds some toys can allow children to talk to strangers
The warning comes after UK watchdog Which? investigated a number of toys on the market.
# Labour Court
The world's biggest security firm is refusing to improve redundancy payouts for Irish staff
G4S cut workers after moving some operations from Dublin to Belfast.
# Security
'It's getting more complex': Interpol chief warns World Cup and Olympics face 'spectrum of threats'
Jurgen Stock was speaking at a security conference in Doha.
# confidential details
Heathrow launches probe after USB stick with security info found on London street
The unencrypted device has 174 documents on it.
# Housing
166 vacant buildings held by HSE as government plans to penalise those who own empty homes
The Department of Housing says it doesn’t hold information on properties owned by other government bodies.
# Security
Fine Gael MEP says Ireland needs to re-examine its neutrality ahead of Brexit
Jean-Claude Juncker has called for the EU to implement plans for a common defence strategy
# potential scenarios
'Of course we've changed our plan': There will be heightened security at Electric Picnic this weekend
Gardaí said they have a “comprehensive” security plan in place.
# Manchester Airport
Man who tried to take pipe bomb onto Ryanair flight jailed for 18 years
Prosecutors said he planned to detonate it during a Ryanair flight to Italy.
# Cyber Security
Most people at risk of fraud or hacking through messaging apps, researchers say
Only 14% of people studied were securing their messaging apps properly.
# Security
Two Israeli police killed in Jerusalem shooting
The three attackers, Arab Israelis aged between 19 and 29, were shot dead by police.
# Safety
Backpacks banned from Dublin Pride events for security reasons
Organisers of the LGBT festival said they are working with gardaí to ensure “the safety and enjoyment of all attending”.
# Security
Terror attacks dent visitor numbers at London sights
The company which runs the London Eye and Madame Tussauds and a string of theme parks said it believes London will bounce back.