Special army forces are to get a more high profile role in responding to a potential terror attack.
There's to be increased co-operation between Gardai and the Army Ranger Wing.
Captain John Forde of the Defence Forces has told 98FM News "among the roles assigned to the Defence Forces in the White Paper on Defence is to provide support to An Garda Síochána in maintaining the security of the State and its people. In this regard Inter-agency training and close co-operation between the Defence Forces and An Garda Síochána is ongoing."
The soldiers will work with the Emergency and Armed Support Units who would be first on the scene in the event of an attack.
Last week, the government's special security panel known as Cabinet Committee F held it's first meeting.
It follows training exercises by the Gardai and Dublin Fire Brigade in recent weeks.