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Security a determinant factor in Ireland’s economy

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Security industry is becoming one of the fastest-growing industry in Ireland in recent years. It has been estimated that over 2million people of the Irish population works in the security industry either on full time or part-time bases. The circular in an interview with David Kelly founder of “Security Team Ireland” and former trainer of Federal securities now “Noonan Security Ireland” with over 20years experience, highlights the reasons for the rapid growth of the security industry in Ireland.

David Kelly “says since the emergence of Ireland into the globe as a major tourist attraction, tourism in Ireland has been valued at about  8 billion euros, the need for security, such as installing an ip camera, has become paramount. Dublin the capital city is the major charm of attraction creates about two thousand jobs in the security industry yearly. Kelly also highlighted that in order to maintain the relative peace in Ireland, the Irish government needs to do and invest more in the security industry.




Security in Ireland has lots of challenges with regards manpower availability alongside constant inflow of immigrating, leaves the Irish state vulnerable. David Kelly noted that people living and coming to Dublin the city centres and within Ireland as a whole are ignorant of the dangers and unawareness of crime in Ireland. Therefore he advises that the Irish government needs to do more in creating better awareness.

Currently, the security industry in Ireland is growing and there are several job opportunities coming up in this sector, the static and door security roles in Ireland has seen a lot of applications for jobs in this role. As of February 2020 Private Security Agency (PSA) of Ireland, which is the national regulatory body for the security industry, made new reforms as to new standards which must be fulfiled by organisation engage in providing both private and event security. These reforms hope to seek improvement in standards expected of security officers, improvement in welfare and wage structure of security operatives and protection for organisation in the business of providing security.

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