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Gardaí brief TDs on personal safety after David Amess killing

Gardaí briefed TDs and Senators today on their personal safety following the killing of English MP Sir David Amess.

A Chief Superintendent gave advice to politicians on security for their homes, offices and at Leinster House.

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Advice was given on panic buttons and monitored alarm systems.

Protestors have been gathering outside the residences of senior Government politicians in recent months, including Leo Varadkar, Mary Lou McDonald and Stephen Donnelly.

The death of English MP Sir David Amess has heightened sensitivity around issues of personal safety and security for politicians.

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Senator Malcolm Byrne is proposing a new Bill to ban protests outside the homes of politicians.

An Garda Síochana and the Department of Justice are conducting a joint review of protocols and security measures for politicians.

IMAGE – “Dáil Éireann – Election of Taoiseach – 27 June 2020” by Houses of the Oireachtas is licensed under CC BY 2.0/PA Images

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