Irish Security Series

SAR has hosted the Irish Security Series (#ISSSAR), in the form of panel type discussions, between November 2017 and November 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. We are now planning Series 5, beginning in January 2020, please subscribe to the link to the left to keep up-to-date on these topics and dates. 

Date for your diary: Having consulted with the Royal Irish Academy, our speakers and on HSE’s advice, we have decided to postpone our forthcoming events for April and May. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and look forward to updating you when we reschedule these events. Feel free to sign up to our distribution list on this page to guarantee you’ll get an update. 

These panel discussion 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 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. Dissident IRA, Right Wing Extremism, Sextortion and Online Blackmail .