‘Important’ debate ahead as new forum on Irish military neutrality set up - Tánaiste

Forum to look at a variety of security policy issues, including new threats such as cyber attacks

Micheál Martin: The issue of military neutrality is a sensitive one for the government, and particularly Fianna Fáil, because it has historically championed the policy of Irish military neutrality. Picture:

Tánaiste Micheál Martin has insisted that there is no “pre-conceived outcome” to the new forum on Irish military neutrality.

The forum on international security policy comes at a time when other previously neutral European countries such as Sweden and Finland are joining Nato following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

At the launch of the forum in government buildings in Dublin, Martin said it would have a broad-based approach and would not be limited to the ...