Snowden considers seeking Irish asylum

NSA whistleblower to speak at summit

24th September, 2017
Edward Snowden has been holed up in Russia for the past four years Picture: Lotta Hardelin

Edward Snowden, the former CIA contractor who blew the whistle on the United States’ surveillance programme, is planning to say next month that he is considering applying to Ireland for asylum.

The organisers of the Cyber Threat Summit, where Snowden is due to speak on October 24, also said the former National Security Agency leaker is planning to thank former Irish presidential candidate David Norris for speaking out in his defence. “Russia is now...

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