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Re-evaluating Irish National Security Policy: Affordable Threats?

Michael Mulqueen


On the afternoon of September 11 2001 the Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), Bertie Ahern ordered the ‘heads of the security services of key government departments’ to undertake a complete re-evaluation of measures to protect the state from attack. Hence, underway within hours of the 9/11 outrage in the United States was potentially the most far-reaching review of Irish national security in decades. This book, an academic investigation of Irish national security policy as it has operated since 9/11, provides a theoretically informed analysis of that re-evaluation and the decisions that were tak ... More

Keywords: 9/11, Irish Prime Minister, Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, security services, Irish national security, securitisation, Irish immigration policy, radicalisation, threat evaluation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780719080272
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719080272.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Mulqueen, author