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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Terror Threat

This year
# Jeffrey Donaldson
DUP leader says Stormont political vacuum is not to blame for increased terror threat
The PSNI has warned of the potential of dissidents launching attacks on their officers in Derry on Easter Monday.
# biden visit
‘They can’t keep me out’: Biden vows to visit Northern Ireland despite increased terror threat
MI5 yesterday increased the terror threat level in Northern Ireland from substantial to ‘severe’.
# Terror Threat
MI5 increases terror threat level in Northern Ireland from 'substantial' to 'severe'
The Northern Ireland secretary has said ‘the public should remain vigilant, but not be alarmed’.
All time
# Terror Threat
New IRA planning car bomb attack on a Sinn Féin member, O'Neill warns
“We have been told this planned attack could happen anywhere in the north,” deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill said.
# Terror Threat
New intelligence unit to assess threats to State security will be set up by the end of the year
Varadkar says Ireland is as prepared as any other country for a terror attack.
# New York
Ex-teacher accused of paying students to help make bombs
His brother has also been accused of stockpiling explosive materials.
'An attack is a distinct possibility in Ireland in 2018 - our security is provocatively weak'
In terms of asymmetric threats and terrorism, the outlook is bleak, writes Tom Clonan.
# Terror Threat
London police 'thwart plot to bomb Downing Street and kill Theresa May'
It’s reported two men planned to blow up the security gates and stab the prime minister.
# Terror Attack
Police claim suspect 'felt good' about New York attack as Trump calls for him to face death penalty
Trump also refused to rule out sending the suspect to Guantanamo Bay.
# staying offline
Spain's terror cell managed to avoid detection by going dark and relying on family
The key person in this case is said to be Moroccan imam Abdelbaki Es Satty.
# Allah-Las
Dutch police ramp up terrorism probe after Rotterdam gig cancelled
A 22-year-old was arrested in a pre-dawn raid on a house this morning, and a van driver is in custody.
# Netherlands
Concert in Rotterdam cancelled after terror tip-off from Spanish police
The band Allah-Las were due to play the Maassilo arena.
# Terror Threat
Watch: Gardaí test response to terror attack in simulation at Dublin's Docklands
The Garda Commissioner said there is no intelligence to say a threat such as this will happen but it is important for officers to be prepared.
# relative danger
Woman seeks to block her children travelling to London because of terror threat
A Co Clare judge ruled that a mother must hand over her children’s passports.
# high alert
Actor mistaken for terrorist after rehearsing lines on train in France
He was questioned by police after a guard overheard him say ‘weapon’ and ‘gun’.
# Nuremberg
German rock festival evacuated over 'terrorist threat'
Police said they had ‘concrete’ intelligence on a potential terror attack.
# Terror Threat
Theresa May lowers terror threat level in UK but armed soldiers to remain on streets
A total of 11 people remain in custody as part of investigations into the Manchester attack.
# Terror Threat
Ireland's terrorism threat assessment under continuous review following Manchester attack
The meeting between a variety of state departments assessed the situation here.
# Terrorism
'We can't keep our head in the sand': Only 3 armed gardaí covering Dublin Airport
Rank-and-file gardaí have warned they are not prepared for the types of terrorist attacks that have been happening in Europe.
# Security
Taoiseach says 'you can't rule anything out' but gardaí vigilant against terror attacks
The Taoiseach also addressed calls for mosques and Islamic education to be regulated by the government.
# Terror Threat
Syrian asylum seeker arrested in Germany on suspicion of plotting jihadist bomb attack
Police spent days searching for Jaber Albakr.
# Northern Ireland
Four men charged with terrorist offences after explosive device found in residential area
“Those responsible have absolutely no regard for the local community, or indeed any community.”
# Terror Alert
'Starbucks attack risk' warning for US tourists in Turkish city
The US has warned of the risk of a terror attack in the southern city of Gaziantep.
# Terror Threat
Both killers were on French watch lists before brutal slaying of priest
The government is under increased pressure to stop the violence.
# 4th of july
'Terror threat' made against Heathrow airport
The warning reportedly said there will be “a device placed in either Heathrow, LAX or JFK” airport.
# Old Trafford
Mayor slams 'fiasco' after fake bomb left in Man Utd toilets after training drill
There are calls for a full inquiry.
# France 2016
Euro 2016 without the fans? 'No plans' to play behind closed doors despite terror threat
Tournament organisers ‘confident’ in security measures in place for France 2016.
# safety fears
Euro 2016 games could be played behind closed doors due to terror threat
UEFA vice-president Giancarlo Abete has suggested that matches could be played without spectators following this morning’s attacks in Brussels.
# necessary
Euro 2016 organisers draw up contingency plans, including playing games behind closed doors
The shadow of the November terror attacks on Paris can’t be escaped.
# threat level midnight
Ireland's terror risk: Where does the country rank on the terror alert scale?
In short, we don’t actually use one.
# safety fears
Brazil on high alert for terrorism ahead of Olympic Games
But intelligence chief insists they have no immediate concerns.
# beefed up security
Good news: France gives green light for Euro 2016 fan zones
The Uefa fan zones were under threat after the recent terrorist attacks.
# Terror Threat
Travel advice for Irish citizens in France and Belgium has been updated
It comes amid a heightened security state in the two countries in the wake of the 13 November terror attacks in Paris.
# Terror Threat
The Justice Minister doesn't know how many gardaí speak Arabic
Frances Fitzgerald says that “terrorism is terrorism” and that the gardaí have experience from The Troubles.
# Terror Threat
Here's why Brussels residents on lockdown were tweeting pictures of their cats last night
It’s what happens when police ask for “radio silence”.
# Terror Threat
Isis 'threatens to attack Washington' in new video
A militant featured in the footage says Europe should also expect more attacks.
# isis
Claims Islamic State prepared for 'lone wolf' attacks in UK
World War II victory commemorations involving the royal family are said to be among the potential targets.
# Terror Threat
'There are suspected jihadists in Ireland right now, but the threat is low'
The Minister for Foreign Affairs has confirmed the government is monitoring a number of individuals.
# tunisia
Now formally identified, the three Irish victims of the Tunisia attack can come home
Lorna Carty, Larry Hayes and Martina Hayes all died in the terror attack.
# Threat
Police in London are testing their response to an attack by terrorists with guns
The major exercise had been organised for six months but comes less than a week after Britons were killed in a terror attack in Tunisia.