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22nd Mar 2016

Activities Of Small Group Based In Ireland Being “Monitored Closely” In The Wake Of Brussels Attacks

The Irish Government have released a statement today.


The Irish Government have revealed that a small group based here are being “monitored closely” in the wake of the Brussels attacks.

A statement released today assured people that the threat of terrorist attack is under “constant review” by Gardaí and “is assessed as possible but not likely”.

The statement reads:

“The deplorable attacks in Brussels today have highlighted starkly once again the threat from international terrorism.

“There can never be any justification for such brutality.

“Our thoughts are with the families and friends of all those who have lost their lives, and also with the injured and we hope for their speedy recovery.

“Acts of violence like these are an attack on the democratic way of life that we in Ireland hold dear and the values that we share with our EU partners.

“There is no information at present of any Irish casualties but this is, of course, an evolving situation.

“The Garda Authorities and the Department of Foreign Affairs are liaising with the relevant authorities in Brussels and other international partners in the light of these attacks.”

“While it remains the case that there is no specific information in relation to any threat to Ireland from international terrorism we cannot consider that we are immune from the threat.

“It remains the case that an attack here is assessed as possible but not likely.

“The level of threat is kept under constant review by An Garda Siochana and all appropriate measures will continue to be taken by the authorities here.

“For obvious security reasons, we could not go into the details of the operational responses. All the agencies here co-operate closely in respect of any threats that are identified.

“The activities of a small number of people based here and whose behaviour may be of concern will continue to be monitored closely.

“Of course, this is an international problem and An Garda Síochána co-operates very closely with its EU and other international security and intelligence counterparts on an ongoing basis in responding to these threats.”

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