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#Terrorism

From TheJournal.ie 'My father was scared I'd blow myself up': Chess and therapy for ex-jihadists at Syria rehab centre Deradicalisation

'My father was scared I'd blow myself up': Chess and therapy for ex-jihadists at Syria rehab centre

The rehab centre in Marea opened in October this year to help ex-jihaists reintegrate into society.

From TheJournal.ie Man loses case against Irish council's refusal to hold ceremony for Christians killed by IS Discrimination

Man loses case against Irish council's refusal to hold ceremony for Christians killed by IS

The man had claimed the council was discriminating against him on religious grounds by refusing to hold a wreath-laying ceremony.

From TheJournal.ie New York bombing accused posted to Donald Trump's Facebook before attack Times Square

New York bombing accused posted to Donald Trump's Facebook before attack

No one but the bomber was seriously injured in Monday’s attack.

From TheJournal.ie New York subway bomber suspect charged with terror offences New York Bomber

New York subway bomber suspect charged with terror offences

Akayed Ullah’s wife has been questioned in Bangladesh.

From TheJournal.ie After bugging his pub conversations, gardaí found these explosives in Real IRA leader's house Seamus McGrane

After bugging his pub conversations, gardaí found these explosives in Real IRA leader's house

Seamus McGrane was earlier sentenced to 11-and-a-half years for plotting an attack during Prince Charles’ State visit two years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Real IRA leader jailed for 11-and-a-half years for plotting attack during Prince Charles visit Courts

Real IRA leader jailed for 11-and-a-half years for plotting attack during Prince Charles visit

Seamus McGrane was convicted of directing terrorism in the State.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank fines life assurance firm €1m over money laundering and terrorist financing breaches Intesa

Central Bank fines life assurance firm €1m over money laundering and terrorist financing breaches

The fine reflects the significant increase in penalties imposed for such breaches in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie Bodies of hundreds of Islamic State fighters kept in refrigerated containers in Libya Conflict

Bodies of hundreds of Islamic State fighters kept in refrigerated containers in Libya

The corpses have been stored there for the past year awaiting a final decision on their fate.

From TheJournal.ie 'You never know who would be after us': Security beefed up at Leinster House amid fear of threats Airport Screening

'You never know who would be after us': Security beefed up at Leinster House amid fear of threats

The Taoiseach has criticised security at Leinster House for being far less stringent as other national parliaments.

From TheJournal.ie Australian troops train Filipino soldiers in urban warfare to combat Islamic extremists Philippines

Australian troops train Filipino soldiers in urban warfare to combat Islamic extremists

Troops have been battling extremists in the southern city of Marawi.

From TheJournal.ie EU money could protect public spaces in Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Galway from terror attacks Terrorism

EU money could protect public spaces in Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Galway from terror attacks

The new fund will help cities build barriers that could prevent terror attacks.

From TheJournal.ie Police in Antrim find rocket launcher and 'terrorist related' tools Crime

Police in Antrim find rocket launcher and 'terrorist related' tools

Officers also found a replica pistol, a baseball bat and a hammer.

From TheJournal.ie Undercover FBI agent helped foil bomb plot in Times Square Islamic State

Undercover FBI agent helped foil bomb plot in Times Square

The men in question also allegedly planned to target concerts in New York.

From TheJournal.ie Five arrested after discovery of homemade bomb in Paris Terrorism

Five arrested after discovery of homemade bomb in Paris

The latest terror attack in France was on Sunday in Marseille, when a man stabbed two women to death at the main train station.

From TheJournal.ie Attack on officer outside Canadian football game and high-speed chase being investigated as terrorism Canadian Football League

Attack on officer outside Canadian football game and high-speed chase being investigated as terrorism

A van hit and injured four pedestrians before it rolled and the suspect was arrested.

From TheJournal.ie Seventh person arrested in connection with Parsons Green train bombing Terrorism

Seventh person arrested in connection with Parsons Green train bombing

A 20-year-old man was detained in Wales.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael MEP says Ireland needs to re-examine its neutrality ahead of Brexit Security

Fine Gael MEP says Ireland needs to re-examine its neutrality ahead of Brexit

Jean-Claude Juncker has called for the EU to implement plans for a common defence strategy

From TheJournal.ie Terror in Ireland: 'We face a new threat and we must be imaginative in how we use the arms of State' Opinion

Terror in Ireland: 'We face a new threat and we must be imaginative in how we use the arms of State'

It’s not that long ago when my generation of soldier played a full part in securing the State as part of Aid to the Civil Power operations, writes Declan Power.

From TheJournal.ie Man wielding four-foot sword injured three police officers near Buckingham Palace last night London

Man wielding four-foot sword injured three police officers near Buckingham Palace last night

The Met Police are treating the incident as terrorism.

From TheJournal.ie Suspect in Barcelona attack says terror cell planned to target monuments Bombs

Suspect in Barcelona attack says terror cell planned to target monuments

Four suspects appeared in court yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 'She thought I was dead': Irish survivor of Barcelona attack speaks out Las Ramblas

'She thought I was dead': Irish survivor of Barcelona attack speaks out

An Irish-Filipino family were caught up in the Barcelona terror attack last week.

From TheJournal.ie Council investigating whether bollards are needed to prevent a Grafton Street terror attack Risk Assessment

Council investigating whether bollards are needed to prevent a Grafton Street terror attack

Fears had been raised that Ireland’s major urban centres like Dublin’s pedestrianised Grafton Street could be targeted.

From TheJournal.ie Father and son injured as Irish family of four caught up in Barcelona terror attack Terror

Father and son injured as Irish family of four caught up in Barcelona terror attack

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar expressed his abhorrence at the attack.

From TheJournal.ie 'They are assassins, criminals who won't terrorise us': Leaders react to Barcelona attack Solidarity

'They are assassins, criminals who won't terrorise us': Leaders react to Barcelona attack

Germany has called the attack “revolting”.

From TheJournal.ie Police in Catalonia say driver in Barcelona van attack still on the run Las Ramblas

Police in Catalonia say driver in Barcelona van attack still on the run

Catalonia has declared three days of mourning for the region.

From TheJournal.ie 17 people dead after gunmen open fire on restaurant in Burkina Faso Istanbul

17 people dead after gunmen open fire on restaurant in Burkina Faso

The victims’ nationalities have yet to be confirmed.

From TheJournal.ie 'An extremely dangerous terrorist': Antrim Royal Marine jailed for 18 years for making bombs Terrorism

'An extremely dangerous terrorist': Antrim Royal Marine jailed for 18 years for making bombs

Ciarán Maxwell (31), from Larne, manufactured large amounts of ammunition and explosives.

From TheJournal.ie Australian PM says an 'elaborate terror plot' to bring down an airplane has been foiled Terrorist Threat

Australian PM says an 'elaborate terror plot' to bring down an airplane has been foiled

“The threat of terrorism is very real,” Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court blocks State from deporting Algerian man linked to terrorism Minister For Justice

Supreme Court blocks State from deporting Algerian man linked to terrorism

The judge said it was not clear why the Minister for Justice concluded that the man was not at risk of being tortured if deported.

From TheJournal.ie Video footage suggests Russia may be arming the Taliban Afghanistan

Video footage suggests Russia may be arming the Taliban

The footage obtained by CNN shows Taliban fighters brandishing weapons they claim were supplied by Russian government sources.

From TheJournal.ie Indonesia the latest country to partially ban messaging app Telegram over terror fears Telegram

Indonesia the latest country to partially ban messaging app Telegram over terror fears

Telegram CEO, Pavel Durov, said the firm will investigate the Indonesia charges.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Gardaí test response to terror attack in simulation at Dublin's Docklands Terror Threat This post contains videos

Watch: Gardaí test response to terror attack in simulation at Dublin's Docklands

The Garda Commissioner said there is no intelligence to say a threat such as this will happen but it is important for officers to be prepared.

From TheJournal.ie US general says he hopes ISIS leader is 'deader than a doornail' but cannot confirm death Al-Baghdadi

US general says he hopes ISIS leader is 'deader than a doornail' but cannot confirm death

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it received information from top IS leaders confirming his death.

From TheJournal.ie Man who claimed he found gun and explosives in a cemetery jailed for terrorism offences Belfast

Man who claimed he found gun and explosives in a cemetery jailed for terrorism offences

He was also handed a 15 year notification order.

From TheJournal.ie Teen who planned bomb attack at Elton John concert sentenced to life imprisonment London

Teen who planned bomb attack at Elton John concert sentenced to life imprisonment

The 19-year-old man was planning an attack to mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy.

From TheJournal.ie Two men arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of terrorism offences Turkey

Two men arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of terrorism offences

The men – both aged 21 and from Leicester and Birmingham – were detained after landing on a flight from Turkey.

From TheJournal.ie May slams 'sickening' terror attack on London mosque as suspect named Seven Sisters Road
From TheJournal.ie Irish internet users show increasing interest in Islamic State propaganda magazines Terror

Irish internet users show increasing interest in Islamic State propaganda magazines

These publications justify recent attacks in Europe and glorify terrorism.

From TheJournal.ie Countering radicalisation: 'Tell people if you work hard, you can have a better future' Opinion

Countering radicalisation: 'Tell people if you work hard, you can have a better future'

For real success, we must prevent the radicalisation of individuals, writes Bart Somers.

From TheJournal.ie Why has the terrorism threat level not been raised here? Weakest Link

Why has the terrorism threat level not been raised here?

There are moves afoot that show increased security here and Taoiseach Varadkar needs to further strengthen our hand.