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Editorial: Russia activity off coast means we must look at our neutrality

Micheál Martin caused a stir when he questioned our military stance but he was right to open the dialogue

Russian ships have been spotted in our waters recently

Tánaiste Micheál Martin caused somewhat of a stir last week in seeking to open a structured national dialogue about this country’s stance on neutrality.

In announcing the establishment of a new Consultative Forum on International Security Policy, Martin made clear that in 2023 the ground is shifting and Ireland’s traditional but downright dubious stance on neutrality must evolve and change.

Russian activity in our waters in recent weeks once again show this is not some ...