Official’s removal was in the national interest
It may sound like a Bond fantasy, but key Irish infrastructure has already fallen foul of a Russian state-linked cyber attack, and it is vital that we take security threats seriously
Russia is potentially the single greatest security threat to the Irish national interest. Ireland has not woken up to this fact yet. Instead, public debate is trapped in a narrow island mentality that is isolationist and short-sighted.
The narrative around the expulsion of a Russian official from its Irish embassy was met with ridicule in some quarters. “Varadkar starts new Cold War with Russia,” read the headline in one newspaper. Sinn Féin was preoccupied with...
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