Dan O’Brien: We can no longer ‘gamble on peace’ or free-ride on the security efforts of others
Ireland should move to maximise the security and defence of its citizens, which is the first duty of the state, in a world that has suddenly become more dangerous
These past ten days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine have rocked Europe to its foundations and sent shock waves around the world. Vladimir Putin’s full-scale attack on a neighbouring country of close to 50 million people could bring death and destruction back to Europe on a scale not seen since World War II.
The reaction of the continent’s democratic actors has been remarkably swift. The EU, a construct not built for speed, immediately hit ...