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07-03-2014, 05:08   #76
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Garda ERU Snipers / Marksmen

Sniper teams and spotters from the Garda Síochána Emergency Response Unit (ERU) and Special Detective Unit (SDU) or "Special Branch"...


Garda ERU Sniper Spotter


Armed Gardai (SWAT)


Garda Special Branch Spotters (anti-terrorism)


Garda Marksmen during security operation for state visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Republic of Ireland (2011)


Armed Gardai as part of heavy security for visit of President of the United States, Barack Obama, to Ireland in 2011


Covert Garda Marksman/Snipers embedding during rural counter-terrorism operation


Garda Counter-Snipers keep watch over Dublin City during Queen's visit to Dublin, May 2011


Garda Emergency Response Unit (ERU) Counter Assault Team (CAT)


Garda ERU Counter-Assault Team


Garda armed intervention team


Defence Forces Army Ranger Wing Snipers & Spotter (G2 Directorate of Intelligence)


Irish Army Ranger Wing (ARW) scout sniper keeps watch over Dublin City's Convention Centre in early 2014 during European People's Party EU meeting


Irish Defence Forces counter-terrorism unit at Baldonnel Casement Military Aerodrome, Dublin


Irish Special Operations Forces


Irish Army ARW Snipers

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07-03-2014, 10:39   #77
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Do the defence forces work with the Guards when dealing with criminal gangs? Also have the defence forces ever come into contact with the IRA?
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07-03-2014, 12:40   #78
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Do the defence forces work with the Guards when dealing with criminal gangs? Also have the defence forces ever come into contact with the IRA?
They do prison escort for serious cases along with other duties aid to the.civil power role
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Also have the defence forces ever come into contact with the IRA?
Private patrick Kelly, RIP, comes to mind.
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In November 1987 Dessie O'Hare the border fox and a another criminal.. Failed to stop at a Garda/Army VCP and the effectiveness of FN was tested...
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Maybe this question has being answered already but i dont see the RSU dealing with any issues at dublin airport as its covered by the dmr so it would fall under the operational area of the ERU would it not.

The airport has a very clear line of escalation from uniformed gardai to detectives and armed support, and clear areas for each district to cover as entry and exit points from the airport surrounds.

Someone said that we are not a neutral country and its being argued on other forums before but we provide personnell for peacekeeping duties we do not fight wars. Our garda force is primarily unarmed as are our airport security and it works so why should we have a huge armed pressence that is not needed. If the airport had armed officers two or three would not work a whole force of officers would be needed and its totally unnceessary. We have gardai stationed there and stations a short distance away who are always on hand to go straight to the airport if needed, armed officers in the airport is not needed.
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Question: What gear are they wearing please?. thanks !
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Question: What gear are they wearing please?. thanks !
The North Face.
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Question: What gear are they wearing please?. thanks !
Karrimor Spartan jacket
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Karrimor Spartan jacket
Is this their jacket?
http://www.pri.uk.com/spartan-jacket.html

Thank you.

Also, yes I know their pants are the north face thank you eire, but I was asking about their jacket and if they are wearing anything underneath.

thank you.
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Is this their jacket?
http://www.pri.uk.com/spartan-jacket.html

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Also, yes I know their pants are the north face thank you eire, but I was asking about their jacket and if they are wearing anything underneath.

thank you.
Im always wary of these questions. Why do you want to know??
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Im always wary of these questions. Why do you want to know??
To be honest, If I could have a wish now, it would be to GET RID OF ALL weapons on this earth, and anyone that has violence in them just gets that out of them, and if they still wish to inflict pain on others then may they be dragged out of this universe.

now, regarding your question:
It is very good that you may be wary of those type of questions, I get your point ... I play airsoft and that jacket looks god dam sexy as hell !!! full stop. I don't care weather Obama himself says HEY man that jacket is not cool. Well I don't care. I know it looks good and it does. It looks cozy,sexy and warm.
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Garda Special Detective Unit (SDU)

Images of the Garda Síochána Special Detective Unit (SDU) from the media...


Armed detectives from the Irish Special Branch carrying out surveillance over the funeral of an IRA terrorist


The Garda Special Detective Unit is a section of the national Garda Crime & Security Branch (CSB), which also houses the National Surveillance Unit (NSU) and Emergency Response Unit (ERU)


The Special Detective Unit is Ireland's main counter-terrorism unit


SDU members ensuring no firearms are brandished or discharged at the funeral of a republican dissident


Heavily armed Garda Special Branch officers in their crowd control role
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Garda Close Protection / Bodyguards

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Motorcade of President of Ireland/Uachtarán na hÉireann Mary McAleese [former]


President of the United States of America, Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama after disembarking from Marine One in the Republic of Ireland


First Lady of the United States ("FLOTUS") was protected by armed Close Protection Officers (CPO) from the Garda Special Detective Unit


US Ambassador to Ireland Daniel M. Rooney with a bodyguard from the Irish Special Branch (right)


NATO's Supreme Allied Commander (Europe), Admiral James G. Stavridis of the United States Navy was protected by the Garda Emergency Response Unit (ERU) on his tour of Ireland


Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair, was protected by a close protection detail from the Garda SDU on his visit to Dublin


Queen Elizabeth II on her 2011 visit to the Republic of Ireland was protected by the Special Detective Unit, Emergency Response Unit, Irish Army Ranger Wing (ARW) and Directorate of Intelligence (G2)


Advance and defensive drivers from the Garda ERU chauffeured the Queen in an armoured Land Rover Range Rover
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Irish Army Ranger Wing (ARW) VIP close protection for Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Lebanon


Taoiseach Enda Kenny was protected by a VIP Close Protection (CP) Bodyguard team from Ireland's Defence Forces special operations force, the Army Ranger Wing (ARW) on his recent visit to Irish Army troops in Beruit and southern Lebanon, June 2014.


The Irish ARW close protection operatives overtly carried Steyr AUG assault rifles, with a shortened barrel for Close Quarters Combat/Battle, concealed SIG Sauer semi-auto handguns and wore suits, sunglasses and earpieces. They accompanied Enda Kenny on his flight, helicopter trip, vehicle journey and formed a protective "diamond" around Mr. Kenny as he met Irish peacekeeping troops at their base in southern Lebanon.


Members of the Garda Special Detective Unit (SDU) and Garda Emergency Response Unit (ERU) also protect the Irish leader.

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