Gardaí ‘too reliant on Britain’ for intelligence

Gardaí ‘too reliant on Britain’ for intelligence

Security expert says situation an ‘open secret’ in European capitals

An Garda Síochána is excessively dependent on Britain for much of its security intelligence, a British-based expert has warned.

Dr Edward Burke, Director of the Centre for Conflict, Security and Terrorism in Nottingham, says Ireland has a limited capability, among gardaí, the Defence Forces and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to monitor international criminals, particularly jihadi activity, by Irish citizens or residents.

Burke, who is currently researching the effect of Britain’s exit...

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