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# Consultative Forum

This year
The report from the Consultative Forum on Neutrality has been published - here's what it says
The Consultative Forum on Ireland’s International Security Policy took place in June which drew criticism of its chair from President Michael D Higgins.
Why climate change is fast becoming the single biggest threat to global security
A report by
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Much of the work of the Defence Forces “will be predicated on issues around climate change”, the recent security forum was told.
Irish Electoral commission chief: Scale of disinformation around elections is 'enormous'
Art O’Leary, the CEO of the Electoral Commission of Ireland, was speaking during the final day of the Consultative Forum on International Security in Dublin.
Day three at the Security Forum: talks turn to Nato as neutrality protests continue
Day Three of the Consultative Forum on International Security Policy was held in Dublin Castle today with Nato on the agenda.
Taoiseach says Ireland will not be joining NATO as protests take place at Dublin Castle
Debates on Ireland’s neutrality have intensified in recent weeks.
Anti-war campaigner Margaretta D'Arcy claims forum is a 'stitch up' during on-stage protest
One of the protestors was long time peace campaigner Margaretta D’Arcy.
Dr Edward Burke: 'We may cherish our neutrality but we cannot ignore the changing world'
The assistant professor in the History of War at UCD looks at the shape of Irish neutrality and outlines how it’s viewed internationally.
Martin accuses protesters of 'trying to shut down debate' as he's heckled at security forum
The incident broke out as Micheál Martin got to his feet to begin the day.
Protesters halted the start of the consultative forum on international security policy in Cork as Martin began his opening speech.
The Tánaiste was jeered and stopped speaking for a time before gardaí arrived and escorted the protesters from the room.
Martin said the protesters were “behaving in a manner that is intolerant of freedom of speech”.
A forum on Irish foreign policy and neutrality kicks off this week - but what's it all about?
Tom Clonan: Joining NATO doesn't benefit Ireland, but that doesn't excuse poor defence spending
Government defends security forum as opposition label it 'rigged' and 'unashamedly one-sided'
Mick Barry said he believes the forum is “rigged” and opposition leaders have been “excluded”.