MoD apply for improved security at MI5’s NI headquarters

Increased security measures are already in place at potential terrorist targets in Londonderry.  The BBC are now reporting that the Ministry of Defence have applied for planning permission to improve security measures at the entrance to Palace Barracks in Holywood – site of MI5’s Northern Ireland headquarters.

From the BBC report

The application, filed earlier this month, is for a security building, the reconfiguration of site access and road layout and a search bay.

Palace Barracks houses MI5’s Northern Ireland headquarters.

A Real IRA car bomb, placed inside a hijacked taxi, exploded outside the base last year. [added link]