Irish Defence Forces lead EU project to protect against ‘dirty bombs’

The Irish Defence Forces are the lead agency in a major EU project to minimise the risk to the lives of crime scene investigators in a “dirty bomb” attack.

Work on the project has been stepped up in the wake of last month’s nerve agent attack in Salisbury, England, which left former Russian military intelligence officer-turned-British spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, critically ill.

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