The financial allocation is passed every year by the Dail without question or debate. They do a damn good job by thr way.daithimac said:I remember a few years ago a sum of money was allocated to the Irish Secret Service in the Budget. I think it was in 1997. has anything more every been heard about them.
Apparenly there isn't an office or a 'structure' as such, the money is just allocated between Army and Garda IntelligenceJCSkinner said:They barely get enough to run an office. About 700K was the last annual figure I saw.
Mark200 said:Isn't the point of the secret service (in America anyway) just to protect the president? In other words, just paying for a few guys to stand beside her and look tough.
take a look for yourself.............MISSION STATEMENT
The United States Secret Service is mandated by statute and executive order to carry out two significant missions: protection and criminal investigations. The Secret Service protects the president and vice president, their families, heads of state, and other designated individuals; investigates threats against these protectees; protects the White House, vice presidents residence, foreign missions, and other buildings within Washington, D.C.; and plans and implements security designs for designated National Special Security Events. The Secret Service also investigates violations of laws relating to counterfeiting of obligations and securities of the United States; financial crimes that include, but are not limited to, access device fraud, financial institution fraud, identity theft, computer fraud; and computer-based attacks on our nations financial, banking, and telecommunications infrastructure.
Her? :?: Wishful thinking on your part!Mark200 said:Isn't the point of the secret service (in America anyway) just to protect the president? In other words, just paying for a few guys to stand beside her and look tough.
Well I suppose it is secret. Wonder how they recruit - MI5+6 are said to 'proposition' the 'brighest and best' of those at 'Oxbridge'.daithimac said:what is the job they do? I heard rumor that the allocation is a slush fund to pay informants. I heard others that its a MI5 type agency.
Dont think anyone will....... global warming will have cleansed the earth of human life! :twisted:[/quote:1ximv0fy]A_man_about_a_dog said: