EMERGENCY SERVICES IRELAND’ is delighted to support ‘Slándáil 2020: National Security Summit Ireland‘, which will take place on 25-26 February 2020 at The Helix in Glasnevin.

The two-day security summit will host five key events – a Global Security Forum, a Defence, Intelligence & Security Conference, an Emergency Preparedness, Response & Resilience Conference, an Industry, Innovation & Research Forum and a Strategic Cybersecurity Conference.

Emergency Preparedness, Response & Resilience

Recent years have seen an increasing number of terror attacks across Europe, global pandemic threats, a nerve agent attack in the UK, hoax CBRN incidents in Dublin and a significant number of climate-related events worldwide.

Taking its name from the Irish for preparation, the ‘Ullmhú’ conference will seek to bring together the entire emergency preparedness, resilience and response community.

Targeted at individuals at all levels from senior emergency planners to operational first responders the aim is to increase Ireland’s capability to respond to and recover from civil emergencies, with a particular focus on informing the development of enhanced national and community resilience.

Emergency Services Ireland will be the media supporter of the Emergency Preparedness, Response & Resilience Conference specifically for the state and voluntary emergency services.

A panel discussion on ‘The protection of democratic institutions in the age of disinformation’ took place at the official launch of the National Security Summit on 25 September at Dublin’s Westbury Hotel.

Pictured at the launch of the National Security Summit Ireland on 25 September 2019 in The Westbury were (l-r): John Murray, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, former judge of the European Court of Justice and former Attorney General of Ireland; Tom Fitzpatrick, MD of ABF Security Ltd (sponsor); Jane Suiter, Director of the Institute for Future Media & Journalism at DCU and analyst Ben Nimmo, Director of Investigations at Graphika.

In attendance were civil servants, senior police and military officers, academics, business leaders and the media. The panel discussed the influence of disinformation on recent elections in the US, UK and Europe, their concerns for the future of democratic institutions and actions required to safe-guard Ireland’s democracy.

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