Irish Security Series


SAR Consultancy hosted an Irish Security Series (ISS), in the form of six panel type discussions, between November 2017 and May 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.

These panel discussion brought together academics and operational experts to discuss a range of security related topics. The panels sought to draw on availableIrish Security Series bigger photo and emerging academic knowledge and operational know-how in the field of security both home and abroad. Coupled with high quality speakers, these events brought together a quality audience to enable a healthy exchange of differing perspectives, the aim of which was to contribute to a better understanding of the evolving security environment.

Our inaugural event was launched at the Royal Irish Academy, on the 8th November 2017, to a full house. Professor Maura Conway (DCU) and Dr. Paul Gill (UCL) spoke about Terrorism and Violent Extremism; you can find a briefing document on the key points discussed here Irish Security Series Event briefing document – SAR Consultancy Event 1 Violent Extremism Nov 2017 Please feel free to contact us with comments and feedback.

Other topics we covered included, Organised Crime; ‘Human Trafficking, Modern Day Slavery, and Migration, in the context of the Rule of Law’; ‘Data and Intelligence in Security Risk Management’; Risk Management in Practice; and Cybercrime and Cybersecurity – Understanding and Responding to Risk. 

The 7th Irish Security Series panel discussion was held on the 24th of September at the Royal Irish Academy.  The topic of discussion was ‘Ireland’s Security and Policing Challenges’.

Date for your diary: The next two discussions will be held on the 31st of October and the 28th of November. Speakers and topics to be confirmed.