The fund used to pay informers is known as the "Secret Service" budget, and it is shared between the Crime & Security Branch and Directorate of Military Intelligence. Protection or special assistance for victims. They work in conjunction with the Defence Forces Directorate of Military Intelligence (G2) – the Republic of Ireland's national intelligence service – on internal matters. The ECAS operator will act as a relay between the texter and the required emergency service. The Garda Commissioner briefs the Minister for Justice and Equality, Taoiseach and the National Security Committee (NSC) on state security matters. The only published figures are those for the budget to pay confidential informants, via the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS) system. There was also a more secretive body called the Citizens Defence Force, responsible directly to Kevin O’Higgins and funded through the offices of Arthur Cox. , The NBCI operates from the Dublin Metropolitan Region (DMR) Headquarters of the Gardaí in Harcourt St, Dublin 2. Emails are monitored during normal office hours. Up to 40 gardai were involved in the searches, including members of the Special Detective Unit, Harcourt Squar and the Regional Armed Support Unit. A top-level security conference was held at the Special Detective Unit at Harcourt Square. This section has its own surveillance teams and informants, and reports directly to the Garda Commissioner. The Special Detective Unit works closely with other specialist and national units within the Garda Síochána, namely the National Surveillance Unit (NSU) – a police intelligence gathering agency – and the heavily armed intervention teams of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU). Die Legende der Drei Caballeros S01 E12 Samstag, 07.11.2020. , The Garda Hostage Negotiation Section (HNS), officially formed in 2007, is a subdivision of the Garda SDU. Witnesses in the programme are given a new identity, address and armed police protection either in Ireland or abroad.  The Middle Eastern Bureau and Military Intelligence is tasked with monitoring between 30 and 60 people living in Ireland who are under suspicion due to their links with Muslim extremist organisations. The SDU uses anti-terrorism legislation (chiefly the Offences against the State Acts) to conduct operations, and uses the non-jury Special Criminal Court to prosecute terrorism offenders. , The Garda Emergency Response Unit (ERU) is the national armed tactical intervention unit of the Gardaí, and a former subsection of the Special Detective Unit. On his election flier, he is described as "dependable, realistic, dedicated, direct and experienced" and he says strong leadership is required to guide the association through "the arduous times ahead". They include a case in which a council worker was ordered to carry out community service for sending former Justice Minister Alan Shatter a series of anti-Semitic emails. From his role in Santry, he was seconded onto the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation and is now attached to the elite Special Detective Unit in Harcourt Square. The budget for the SDU is classified, although it is drawn from the overall Garda budget (€1.34 billion in 2014). The unit's headquarters are in Harcourt Street, Dublin City.  Full-time armed protection and transport is afforded to; the Tánaiste, Minister for Justice and Equality, Attorney General, Chief Justice, Director of Public Prosecutions and Garda Commissioner. , A number of officers in the Garda Special Detective Unit have lost their lives in the course of serving the state since the early 1920s. Die Legende der Drei Caballeros S01 E13 Samstag, 07.11.2020. The Defence Forces Directorate of Military Intelligence – the Republic of Ireland's national intelligence agency – shares intelligence, trains with and carries out joint operations with the unit. 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The Special Detective Unit operates out of the Dublin Metropolitan Region (DMR) Headquarters of the Gardaí in Harcourt Street, Dublin, and has personnel in all six Garda regions (DMR, Eastern, Northern, Southern, South-Eastern and Western).  The NBCI was established on January 21, 1997, centralising other investigative branches around the country, as a response to the proliferation of serious and organised crime. The Bureau operates as part of the Garda Special Crime Operations branch, and works alongside other sections of the force, as well as the external Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE), an agency tasked with investigating white-collar crime. Address: Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, D02 XW52. Put to him by Ms Murphy that he did not want anything to upset the course that Mr Mulhall would be “done” for membership of the IRA, Det Insp replied that on his reading of the document the author’s claim to have hired a member of the IRA to carry out a surveillance operation would have strengthened the garda case. Address: Harcourt Square, Dublin 2, D02 DH42. Fatally wounded (shot) during raid on IRA safehouse. All officers are armed with concealed semi-automatic pistols, and if the situation requires, they have access to shotguns, submachine guns, assault rifles and sniper rifles. It was established in 2016. For non-emergency or general enquiries, contact your nearest and/or local Garda Station. The unit (established in 1997) is headed by a Detective Inspector, and further reinforcements can be drawn from the Special Branch when there is a need. Det Insp Lenihan said that if he was aware of information about a prospective witness who had evidence he hired somebody who claimed to be a dissident republican to carry out a surveillance operation from the Harcourt Hotel, this would have been of “very strong” interest to him. 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They maintain a strong working relationship with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), London Metropolitan Police Service (MPS, or 'the Met'), British Security Services (MI5) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), among others, and share information with Europol and Interpol. Speaking at the association's conference in April, he said the recent spate of gangland murders underlined the need to strengthen armed resources in the force as gardaí were expected to deal with armed incidents equipped with only batons, pepper spray and stab-proof vests.  The agency was involved in foiling several radical Islamic militants in Cork suspected of plotting to assassinate Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks in 2009, in response to an al-Qaeda in Iraq bounty after the Muhammad drawings controversy, working with British and American intelligence agencies.