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MI5 in Northern Ireland - free articleArticle, 5 February 2008
Margaret Gilmore examines the expansion of MI5 in Northern Ireland and the decision to transfer responsibility for the province’s national security away from the PSNI.
In December 2007, MI5 opened a new headquarters in Northern Ireland. With the opening of the new offices, responsibility for national security in the Province passes from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to MI5. Not everyone in the Province welcomes the move and MI5 will need to tread carefully in order to make sure it wins over political and public opinion. >