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# Intelligence

This year
US ends search for debris after shooting down alleged Chinese spy balloon
China insists the device was for weather surveillance, while the US describes it as a sophisticated spying vehicle.
US Secretary of State postpones trip to China after alleged 'spy balloon' discovered
A statement from its Foreign Minister said the airship has limited steering capability and ‘deviated far from its planned course’ due to wind.
Last year
US set to approve $40 billion aid package for Ukraine, warning of long war ahead
It comes as a top US official warned that Vladimir Putin is preparing for a long war that may not end with Russian victory in the east.
All time
Collins' most reliable and useful agents: New files shine light on women of the War of Independence
One Dublin woman who ran a grocery shop was considered a key asset to Michael Collins, according to the files.
Whistleblower: White House officials 'locked down' transcript of call with Ukrainian leader
According to the intelligence community official, the transcript was loaded into a system that is used to store “especially sensitive” classified information.
Alleged Islamic State leader appears in video for first time in five years
The world’s most wanted man was last seen in Mosul in 2014
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.
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.
Extra public order unit gardaí to patrol Aviva as intelligence shows hardline loyalists could attend
The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland face off in Dublin at 7.45pm.
US intelligence agencies find North Korea 'building new missiles'
Following the Singapore summit in June, President Donald Trump had declared that Pyongyang was “no longer a nuclear threat”.
Gardaí received intelligence that officer was under threat weeks before attack
An investigation into the attack is ongoing.
12 Russians accused of hacking Democrats in 2016 US election
The Kremlin denied anew that it tried to sway the election.
Mining salary data to help rugby clubs and unions make smarter signings
Hannah Bowe explains what her work in Esportif International’s Intelligence division involves.
Analysis: Isa Nacewa runs the purest of pure switch lines
The veteran Leinster captain was impressive at inside centre against Glasgow.
Senior members of Kinahan cartel flee Ireland as they're 'implicated in seven murders'
Many of the cartel’s main players have gone to ground.
Donald Trump 'wasn't aware' where intelligence he passed to the Russians came from
Trump’s national security advisor has attempted to defend the president.
After damning leaks, Trump says his own spies are behaving 'just like Russia'
The Trump campaign team had repeated contact with Russian officials, according to the New York Times.
On same day he's due to face spy chiefs over Russian hacking, Trump has pop at Arnold Schwarzenegger
And Arnie had a suitably withering response for the president elect’s barb about the actor’s ratings for his Apprentice TV show.
Three challenges of being an exceptionally gifted child - cyberbullying, underachieving and money
“If we were talking about ensuring that children with learning difficulties were getting the best education they possibly could – this wouldn’t even be questioned.”
Tension soars between Ukraine and Russia over 'terror attack' claims
The UN Security Council was to discuss the growing tensions today at the request of Ukraine.
These are some of the odder training methods used to make smarter computers
Training up artificial intelligence takes a lot of work, and it means putting it in sometimes unconventional situations.
Police arrest British 16-year-old linked to hacking of CIA boss
The 16-year-old was arrested in the East Midlands in England on Tuesday.
Analysis: Japan show importance of high-quality coaching at RWC
Eddie Jones’ men are a joy to watch with their programmed attack and clever set-piece.
The many downsides to being extremely intelligent
Being smart is not always all that it’s cracked up to be it seems.
Is being in the FBI like it is in films?
And should we be afraid of ISIS?
Secret police files of Republican activity in Dublin in 1916 now online
More than 230 individuals were monitored.
Ireland's youngest Mensa member (he's 6) could read the newspaper before he started school
John Fitzgerald’s parents say they knew he was super intelligent from the age of 12 months.
Analysis: That weird Sean O'Brien lineout tactic worked against Scotland
Following on from the Tullow Tank’s failed effort against England, Rory Best got it spot on in Murrayfield.
'I didn't mention the injuries once' - Schmidt proud of Ireland's intelligence
The Kiwi head coach was enthused by the excellence of Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton in the halfbacks.
Holly sniffed out €600k of cannabis today
Holly found the drugs on a shipment from Spain.
Criminal investigation into whether garda texted information to paramilitary
The former garda has since resigned.
Germany expels top US spy from Berlin over espionage claims
Incident is the latest episode in allegations of US spying in Germany.
Ukraine claims rebels have been flushed from a main stronghold
This would be Kiev’s biggest success of the nearly three-month campaign.
Three men and three women arrested over organised criminal activity
The six arrested people are being held at various garda stations in Waterford.
Teddy Sheringham returns to West Ham as part-time attack coach
The 48-year-old has a strong relationship with Hammers’ manager ‘Big Sam’ Allardyce.
The CIA 'misled' the public over harshness of torture regime
The report says that intelligence received from torture played no material part in finding Osama Bin Laden
NSA chief: Europe spy reports are "completely false"
General Keith Alexander made the comments after reports of alleged snooping on German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Ecstasy, ammunition and blank NCT certificates seized from Ballymount
One man has been arrested and charged.
Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
Everyone’s talking about Pat Kenny versus Sean O’Rourke and the funeral of Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney.
Adding iodine to salt is making Americans smarter
Iodine deficiency is known to impair the brain’s development. Ever since the introduction of iodised salt in 1924, IQs have risen by about 3 points every decade.