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    Default Spooks: Irish Army Intelligence Wing

    What kind of resources do these guys have?

    I'm sure they've plenty of old IRA heads and big drug lords to watch over.

    But apart from all that, do they keep tabs on political extremists and potential subversives?

    Would they even have the know-how? Maybe I'm being incredibly naive, but I'm thinking of some dusty office in Kilmainham, a couple of computers, Spar wrappers, tea bags and a hotline to Government Buildings and MI5 should something actually happen.

    I guess we should thank God we live in peaceful times.

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    I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you.


    Google on the other hand...
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    They just concern themselves with the RA don't they - I thought anything else would be under the remit of the Garda Special Branch - or am I being naive too?

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    I heard G2 is named after the number of employees in the organisation, and they only work Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

    The are probably a little bigger than that, but the Irish Times published their budget a while back - around 1.5m a year and they only spend about half of it.

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    I've heard of a few "Eircom" vans going round the place.

    Oh and those Ford Mondeos with the aerials sticking up.

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    There is no such thing. There's an office which interacts with Europol and Interpol and oversees bribes for informers, largely within the dissident Republican community.
    Their budget is I think around 700K a year all-in.
    Basically, we have no secret service.
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    Ha ha - no G2 is a common code for the military intelligance department in western countries, G3 is supplies, G1 is something else - i may be open to correction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Factorem View Post
    I've heard of a few "Eircom" vans going round the place.

    Oh and those Ford Mondeos with the aerials sticking up.


    Good God! You're right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Factorem View Post
    What kind of resources do these guys have?

    I'm sure they've plenty of old IRA heads and big drug lords to watch over.

    But apart from all that, do they keep tabs on political extremists and potential subversives?

    Would they even have the know-how? Maybe I'm being incredibly naive, but I'm thinking of some dusty office in Kilmainham, a couple of computers, Spar wrappers, tea bags and a hotline to Government Buildings and MI5 should something actually happen.

    I guess we should thank God we live in peaceful times.

    This is what Wiki says bout G2 - it's Wiki (as in pinch of salt info) but whatever

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G2_(Republic_of_Ireland)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCSkinner View Post
    There is no such thing. There's an office which interacts with Europol and Interpol and oversees bribes for informers, largely within the dissident Republican community.
    Their budget is I think around 700K a year all-in.
    Basically, we have no secret service.
    What does one have to do to be eligible for a bribe?

    700k? Do you need to put your life at risk to get a slice of that action?

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