Special Report

President: We must not drift into Nato and become buried in other people’s agendas

Speaking exclusively to the Business Post, President Michael D Higgins sounds a loud warning about Ireland ‘drifting’ towards military alliances

President Michael D Higgins: ‘The crawl away from the self-esteem of our foreign policy bothers me.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Ireland is in a dangerous period of “drift” in relation to its foreign policy, President Michael D Higgins has told the Business Post, adding that “we don’t have to bury ourselves in other people’s agendas”.

President Higgins said: “The most dangerous moment in the articulation and formulation of foreign policy and its practice, since the origin of diplomacy, has been when you’re drifting and not knowing what you’re doing.” He added, “I would describe our ...