Lucinda Creighton: Soft sanctions have failed to deter Putin and his puppets
Last week’s state-sponsored highjacking of a Ryanir plane should be a wake-up call to the EU on the very real threats to our security
The hijacking last week of an Irish-registered civilian aircraft flying between two European Union member states, Greece and Lithuania, was a shocking and flagrant breach of the international rule of law and democratic values.
The fact that this act, which has rightly been dubbed as air piracy, was ordered by the head of state of a European country bordering the EU is unprecedented. The additional fact that this move was brazenly executed in order to ...