In his second TV appearance in Ireland in a couple of months, Castleisland native Dr. John Horgan discusses whether this country is under threat from a ‘Paris style’ attack. The programme is on TV3 at 10pm tonight.
In the wake of the recent terror attacks in Paris, Turkey and Tunisia, the entire world has been pretty much left on edge.
This programme answers the question we have all found ourselves wondering about recently, could Ireland be a potential target?
And is it really safe for us to be travelling abroad right now? We also hear from Irish people who have fought in Syria and North Africa, as well as members of the Muslim community and a range of experts and analysts.
John Horgan, PhD, is professor of security studies at the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, where he is also the director of the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies. The Castleisland native is an applied psychologist whose research focuses on terrorist behavior.
He has more than 70 publications on terrorism and political violence. He is also a member of the Research Working Group of the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime. His research has been featured in The New York Times, CNN, Rolling Stone Magazine and the Chronicle of Higher Education. John Horgan is a son of Tim and Jean (Hewitt) Horgan and a brother of the locally based Ruth Lyons and Martin Horgan.