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Poll: Do you think Ireland is equipped to handle a terror attack?

The world woke up this morning to the news of a horrific terrorist attack in Manchester.

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THE WORLD WOKE up this morning to the news of a horrific terrorist attack in Manchester.

At least 22 people were killed – among them children – and 59 injured after an attacker killed himself with an explosive at the Ariana Grande concert in the Manchester Arena.

The attack is the worst in England since the 7/7 bombings in which 52 people were killed.

Countries around the world and Europe have greatly increased their security in response to the spate of terrorist attacks in England, France, Belgium and Germany among other places over the past few years.

But what about Ireland? Concerns have previously been raised about Ireland’s efforts to combat terrorism, with security expert Tom Clonan calling it “Europe’s weakest link in terms of counter terrorism awareness, preparedness and training”.

Concerns have been raised over a lack of adequate Garda training and resources. However, security services say they are in regular contact with their foreign counterparts and are always monitoring threats of terrorist activity.

But what do you think?

Today we’re asking: Do you think Ireland is equipped to handle a terror attack?


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