Russia threatens millions as it runs rampant in Irish waters: ‘No idea what’s going on’
The Daily Express says It comes after Ireland disclosed that it was not protecting the subsea cables due to a gap in its defence policy. They say it has left the data connectors open to attack and vulnerable to espionage. The apparent issue emerged during a parliamentary debate on defence last week between Simon Coveney, the foreign affairs minister, and John Brady, Sinn Fein’s spokesman on defence.
Mr Coveney said the sea cables “are not at the moment the legal responsibility of the Irish navy service,” but acknowledged the defence forces had limited subsurface surveillance capabilities.
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