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Army Ranger Wing to get higher anti-terrorist profile | The Irish Times
Irish Defence Forces

Army Ranger Wing to get higher anti-terrorist profile | The Irish Times

Ireland’s military special forces, the Army Ranger Wing, are to be given a more direct and high-profile role in responding to the threat of international terrorism spreading to Ireland.

The soldiers will increase co-operaton with An Garda Síochána’s Emergency Response Unit (ERU) and the Armed Support Unit, who are currently the lead units ready to cope with a major terrorist attack.

Drawing the Army Rangers Wing (ARW) into the State’s on-call response to a major terrorist incident will involve enhanced joint training exercises with the ERU and the ARU, including large scale public exercises.

The development comes in the wake of the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s creation of the Government Security Committee, known as Cabinet Committee F, after the room in which it held its first meeting last Thursday.

There, senior Defence Forces and garda officers briefed senior Ministers on the terrorist threat.

Source: Army Ranger Wing to get higher anti-terrorist profile | The Irish Times