This chapter presents a summary of topics discussed in the preceding chapters. It argues that intelligence activities concerning Ireland during the Second World War ranged from an almost full alliance — in terms of security and counter-espionage, and aspects of wireless interception and codebreaking — to aggressive black propaganda against Irish neutrality and to the operation of covert networks of agents and informants throughout Ireland. Ireland was quite unlike the other long-term European neutrals with which Britain dealt during the war, both because of contiguity and because of recent history. This was reflected not only in the intricacies of the Anglo-Irish security understanding, but in the attitude taken at the political level.
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