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Slándáil 2020 is a landmark event presenting to the country and the wider world Ireland’s indigenous security thought leaders, researchers and industries. It is an important showcase, a stage for diplomacy and a platform for domestic and international engagement.

25th and 26th February 2020

“The global security situation is more dangerous today than at any time since the collapse of the Soviet Union. We are experiencing an epochal shift; an era is ending, and the rough outlines of a new political age are only beginning to emerge. No matter where you look, there are countless conflicts and crises – crises that greatly affect us Europeans”

Munich Security Conference Chairman Wolfgang Ischinger Febuary 2019

Welcome to Slándáil 2020, Ireland’s inaugural national security summit connecting government, industry, academia and civil society. Slándáil is the Irish language term for security and it’s broader meaning encompasses concepts of safety, protection and future stability. This name fully reflects the importance of the issues that will be discussed and debated at our event. In the age of climate change, emerging disruptive technologies, and greater connectivity in cyber space, Ireland’s geographical position no longer offers the security, protection and stability we have become accustomed to. The time to discuss and debate our future security needs is now, come join the conversation.