The Assistant Garda Commissioner Michael O’Sullivan, has the prospect of a lone wolf terrorist attack in Ireland is a possibility but not likely.
Mr O’Sullivan’s comments come after he attended an Interpol Conference in Dublin on Wednesday, were the issue of international terrorist threats across Europe were discussed.
Although Mr O’Sullivan agreed that any potential terrorist threat must be monitored, he did state that the terror threat in Ireland was moderate.
The Garda Commissioner who stated that he was confident in the Gardai’s abilities to handle any potential threat, also revealed that there are some terrorist sympathisers living in Ireland.
However Mr O’Sullivan moved quickly to reassure any growing concerns by adding that those particular sympathisers are being closely monitored by the Gardai.
It is thought that the meeting was held to address growing concerns in regards to further terrorr threats as recent figures suggest that in the region of 90% of IS supporters have left the Middle East and moved to different regions.