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A Video For The Irish Garda ERU Experts

The other day we shared a photo from the Irish Sun depicting a member wearing Arc’teryx LEAF Talos combat clothing in Wolf Grey. Some readers didn’t believe that the photo was of a Garda member since he wasn’t wearing Black. Maybe this video will help clear things up?

Here is the description:
Teams from the Irish Garda Emergency Response Unit (ERU) put on a show of strength in a large international counter-terrorism exercise in Dublin City, Ireland one day after the devastating terrorist bomb attacks in Boston City, United States.

Officers from Ireland’s elite counter-terrorist Police task force, the Garda ERU, hosted a European Union (EU) Coordinated Anti-Terror Exercise as part of Europe’s ‘ATLAS’ law enforcement network at an abandoned power generating site in Dublin. The exercise involved elements from land, sea and air, all designed to replicate a response to an extensive terror attack, either domestic or foreign.

Gardai have also confirmed that specially-trained Police men and women will undertake sea patrols during the 39th G8 Summit in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) this summer – June 2013 – to prevent against any threats to the worldwide governmental forum. The Guards will be working alongside members from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), UK Intelligence Agencies, such as MI5 and MI6, and the British Military.


One Response to “A Video For The Irish Garda ERU Experts”

  1. Lasse says:

    From the video comments:
    “are the ones in? the grey uniform ERU aswell?
    I noticed they had a different patch”

    Answer from the uploader:
    “Good spot. The guys in the grey are? officers from British Police forces, specifically they are called Specialist Firearms Officers (SFO), similar to the Garda Emergency Response Unit (ERU). The SFO came to Dublin to train with the Garda ERU. The Gardai work with both the PSNI Headquarters Mobile Support Unit (HMSU) from Northern Ireland and the Metropolitan Police Service Specialist Crime & Operations Specialist Firearms Command (SCO19) from England. They are all part of the ‘Atlas Network’.”