Lucinda Creighton: Ireland cannot afford to be an outlier on TikTok

The EU, Britain and the US have all moved to protect their government institutions from potential Chinese interference via the social media app, yet Ireland is welcoming TikTok with open arms

In Ireland, companies like TikTok are being welcomed with open arms as the desire to increase investment appears to trump every other concern

There has been a certain level of naivety in the West in recent years when it comes to protecting our strategic interests.

We waited far too long to take action on Russian digital influence in the hope that Vladimir Putin would come around to our way of thinking. But by being naive and exposing ourselves and our citizens to malign actors, we put our most cherished values at risk.

It is welcome, therefore, that Europe ...