The case for the defence: Should Ireland increase its military spend?
As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, is it time for Ireland to ramp up its defence budget, or are threats to this country overstated?
Weeks before Vladimir Putin made his move into Ukraine, when the idea of an invasion was thought to be implausible by many, the Irish army published a report outlining a dire state of affairs.
The Commission on the Defence Forces report used variations of the word “urgent” 38 times and outlined the extent of the existential crisis facing the force. Recruits are leaving, conditions are poor and there’s a crisis of underfunding, the report’s authors ...