Speaking at the last day of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) conference, rank and file gardai expressed major concerns at what would happen if there was an Irish terrorist attack.
After the horrific attacks in both Paris and Brussels over the past 5 months, gardai are afraid that if there was a terrorist attack here – unlike both of those European cities – they feel that they are completely unprepared to deal with it.
One delegate said “Ireland is not exempt” from international terror threats and asked the question, what would the gardai do in such a scenario?
“What would you do if a terrorist bomb exploded on our main thoroughfares tomorrow, or if there was an attack with chemical or biological weapons at a large-scale public event such as the All-Ireland?” he asked sergeants and inspectors.
“I’ll tell you what you’d do – panic, panic and panic. We’d run around like headless chickens panicking. We, the people here today and our frontline colleagues around the country actually wouldn’t have a clue where to start, what plan to put in place, or how to investigate the incident.”
Ireland has a neutral status, but is worldwide known and acclaimed as a frontrunning Western country. In the eyes of ISIS, we are most certainly not neutral in terms of what they want with their worldwide caliphate.
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