Thursday December 12, 2019

Moving towards more military cooperation

The Defence White Paper acknowledges that we cannot defend ourselves alone

30th August, 2015
Irish Army soldiers taking part in pre-deployment training in the Glen of Imaal, Co Wicklow. Picture: RollingNews.ie

The new White Paper on Defence is comprehensive and pragmatic in its creation of a vehicle in which the Irish state can navigate the sea of threats on which we will sail over the next decade or more.

Thankfully, a recent Defence Force threat assessment does not put Ireland top of the list for either a terrorist attack or indeed a conventional incursion from a belligerent nation.

However, as defence minister Simon Coveney said last...

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