Irish Security Series

SAR has hosted the Irish Security Series (#ISSSAR), in the form of panel type discussions, since November 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. We are now moving online, due to Public Health restriction, from February 2021, please subscribe to the link to the left to keep up-to-date on these topics and dates. 

Date for your diary: Our next event is on the 24th Feb. on the topic of Serious and Organised Crime in the UK & Ireland – Exploring the relationships and dynamics between Organised Crime across these islands. Feel free to sign up to our distribution list on this page to guarantee you’ll get an update or book your place here Eventbrite link

These panel discussions bring together academics and operational experts to discuss a range of security related topics. They seek 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 bring together a quality audience to enable a healthy exchange of differing perspectives, the aim of which is to contribute to a better understanding of the evolving security environment.

Our next event is co-hosted with the British Embassy in Dublin, and will take place on the 24th February at 2pm. It will be the first of a two part series, with the second event on the 24th of March at 2pm. 

Serious and Organised Crime in the UK & Ireland – Exploring the relationships and dynamics between Organised Crime across these islands

Traditionally, when organised crime is discussed in the context of Ireland and the United Kingdom, it is often framed in the context of North-South relations on the island of Ireland. North/South cooperation is indeed key to our shared battle against organised crime: the excellent cooperation between An Garda Síochána and the PSNI / NCA is crucial to that fight. But law enforcement needs in parallel to tackle an equally vital dimension: the criminal relationships that are equally established, embedded, and active; between organised criminals on the islands of Ireland and Great Britain. Our two-part discussion, with the support of the British Embassy in Ireland, will explore these relationships and seek to suggest means of disrupting East-West criminal activity Eventbrite link.

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. Dissident IRA, Right Wing Extremism, Sextortion and Online Blackmail .