“It would be a question of the utmost public concern if an undercover officer were effectively permitted to operate without justification, authorisation or oversight in Ireland.”
What are the circumstances in which Direct Action campaigns succeed. Philip Boucher-Hayes has been taking a look at the history of civil disobedience campaigns.
Drivetime 22/12/2016 - http://www.rte.ie/radio1/drivetime/podcasts/
An interesting look at some of the recent campaigns that used Direct Action including Shell to Sea