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# National Security

This week
14th April 2024 - 20th April 2024
Campaign across EU as Irish diplomats and defence figures canvass for top military role
Defence Forces Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Sean Clancy is in the running to take over the EU’s top military job.
Last week
7th April 2024 - 20th April 2024
Senior army officer slams government defence plan as 'catastrophic' and 'act of self-harm'
Lt Col Conor King has written a scathing assessment of the government’s major 2023 defence strategy.
Last year
The report from the Consultative Forum on Neutrality has been published - here's what it says
Missing in action: Ireland's national security strategy has been in the works since 2019
Ireland takes first steps towards joining European security project to protect undersea cables
Day three at the Security Forum: talks turn to Nato as neutrality protests continue
Consultative forum to hold first meeting today in Cork
The view from Brussels: What do EU and NATO military leaders make of Ireland's neutral stance?
Cyber chief: Ireland working closely with NATO cyber experts to counter online threat
'No need' for Coveney to correct Dáil record on RAF deal but Tánaiste giving issue 'ongoing reflection'
Ireland's air policing security failure and how the British system keeps their skies safe
Defence Forces launches campaign to recruit Russian linguists to carry out intelligence work
Filling the ever increasing gaps - inside the Defence Forces retention crisis
All time
New 'landmark' Policing Bill to radically change Irish national security apparatus
Major operation launched in Irish Sea to protect subsea cables from attacks
Coveney: 'No arms industry' but Ireland should explore military trade opportunities
Action on pay imperative if Govt serious about overhauling Defence Forces, PDFORRA insists
National Security: 1,000 new gardaí, and defence funding to include money for primary air radar
Cyber Chief: Ireland's position in the world does not protect it from attacks by other countries
Security dispute after ERU Gardaí used instead of Army Rangers for Coveney visit to Ukraine
Coveney's focus on Defence portfolio brought into question by some after Russia controversy
Hong Kong to create more 'national security' crimes
Cabinet clears the way for the biggest reform of national security in a generation
Biden says his team will show the US is back on the world stage
UK intelligence report finds 'credible' evidence Russia sought to influence Scottish independence vote
How John Bolton fell out of favour in the Trump White House
Explainer: Why a former British minister is 'swearing on his children's lives' over latest scandal
Boris Johnson in Iran to push for Briton's release
Trump appoints his third pick as national security advisor
'Just the beginning': Trump facing headache after security advisor quits over Russian links
'The vast majority of Muslims would not be affected': Judges grill lawyers over US travel ban
Is Ireland adequately prepared to defend a terrorist attack? 91% say No
The NSA's massive collection of people's phone records is illegal
Opinion: Australian gagging order has major implications for press freedom
Niall McGlynn
Met Police will 'neither confirm nor deny' if undercover officers spied on Hillsborough campaigners
Column: Why is Guantanamo Bay still open?
Scott Fitzsimmons
Column: Bradley Manning broke the law, but he placed more value on morality than legality
Neil Walsh
Column: As an American, I’m still not entirely sure about Edward Snowden
Larry Donnelly
Column: How to protect your private data in a digital world
Renaat Verbruggen
Phone records 'critical' to war on terrorism, says White House