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#NATO

# nato - Tuesday 6 September, 2022

British Royal Navy release details of their operations off Ireland monitoring Russian ships
# Celtic Sea
# Celtic Sea

British Royal Navy release details of their operations off Ireland monitoring Russian ships

Sep 6th 2022, 2:40 PM 46,330 Views 29 Comments

The British activity, as well as French, Dutch and Belgian vessels are part of Standing NATO Maritime Task Group One.

# nato - Sunday 21 August, 2022

CEO of Israeli Pegasus spyware firm to step down
# Pegasus
# Pegasus

CEO of Israeli Pegasus spyware firm to step down

Aug 21st 2022, 5:41 PM 15,913 Views 6 Comments

A multinational investigation revealed Pegasus spyware had been sold to governments around the world and used against human rights activists, politicians, and others.

# nato - Friday 5 August, 2022

Defence Forces units train with NATO and EU partners but retention concerns continue
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Defence Forces units train with NATO and EU partners but retention concerns continue

Aug 5th 2022, 2:06 PM 17,590 Views 19 Comments

The Department of Defence and Defence Forces annual report was launched this week.

# nato - Tuesday 5 July, 2022

Nato hails 'historic day' as membership process for Sweden and Finland launched
# Defence
# Defence

Nato hails 'historic day' as membership process for Sweden and Finland launched

Jul 5th 2022, 2:19 PM 7,375 Views 4 Comments

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg said it is the fastest accession process in the alliance’s history.

Nato poised to sign off on accession for Sweden and Finland
# NATO
# NATO

Nato poised to sign off on accession for Sweden and Finland

Jul 5th 2022, 9:09 AM 7,005 Views 2 Comments

The move will further increase Russia’s strategic isolation in the wake of its invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.

# nato - Thursday 30 June, 2022

Russia withdraws from Snake Island as Biden says Nato will stick with Ukraine for 'as long as it takes'
# Snake Island
# Snake Island

Russia withdraws from Snake Island as Biden says Nato will stick with Ukraine for 'as long as it takes'

Updated Jun 30th 2022, 7:57 PM 57,777 Views 46 Comments
  • The US President announced $800 million in new weapons for Ukraine.
  • Putin accused NATO of seeking to assert its "supremacy".
  • Russia's defence ministry said its forces are holding more than 6,000 Ukrainian prisoners of war.
Boris Johnson pledges further £55 billion in UK defence spending amid Russia threat
# UK
# UK

Boris Johnson pledges further £55 billion in UK defence spending amid Russia threat

Jun 30th 2022, 3:13 PM 8,593 Views 11 Comments

The British Prime Minister committed to increase defence spending to 2.5% of GDP by the end of the decade.

# nato - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

Nato leaders denounce Russia's 'appalling cruelty' in Ukraine as Moscow threatens Norway
# War
# War

Nato leaders denounce Russia's 'appalling cruelty' in Ukraine as Moscow threatens Norway

Updated Jun 29th 2022, 4:40 PM 31,514 Views 23 Comments
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been invited to participate and will speak twice via videolink.
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will urge his NATO allies to boost their defence spending in response to Russia's invasion.

# nato - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

Russia demands Ukraine surrender as G7 vows to make Moscow pay
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia demands Ukraine surrender as G7 vows to make Moscow pay

Jun 28th 2022, 7:13 PM 29,255 Views 29 Comments

Eighteen people were killed in an attack yesterday in the city of Kremenchuk.

# nato - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Explainer: Would Ireland be required to have a referendum before joining Nato?
# Explained
# Explained

Explainer: Would Ireland be required to have a referendum before joining Nato?

Jun 9th 2022, 6:22 PM 22,904 Views 49 Comments

The Taoiseach has said a referendum wouldn’t be required – constitutional law experts disagree.

# nato - Tuesday 7 June, 2022

Minister for Foreign Affairs to visit new NATO candidates Finland and Sweden today
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Minister for Foreign Affairs to visit new NATO candidates Finland and Sweden today

Jun 7th 2022, 10:11 AM 10,375 Views 49 Comments

Coveney will meet the the Foreign Affairs minister of Sweden and Finland while also meeting the Defence minister in Helsinki.

Ex-Estonian Defence Forces chief: 'Neutrality is a luxury only rich countries can afford'
# Ukraine Crisis
# Ukraine Crisis

Ex-Estonian Defence Forces chief: 'Neutrality is a luxury only rich countries can afford'

Jun 7th 2022, 12:05 AM 24,663 Views 34 Comments

Major General Meelis Kiili, spoke to The Journal about Neutrality, NATO and his country’s plan to fight Russia.

# nato - Saturday 4 June, 2022

Nato attempt to convince Turkey’s Erdogan to back Swedish and Finnish membership bids
# Deal Making
# Deal Making

Nato attempt to convince Turkey’s Erdogan to back Swedish and Finnish membership bids

Jun 4th 2022, 11:03 AM 15,226 Views 15 Comments

Ankara’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses Sweden and Finland of supporting Kurdish militants deemed by Turkey to be terrorists.

# nato - Sunday 29 May, 2022

Turkey’s Erdogan still against Finnish and Swedish Nato bids
# Demands
# Demands

Turkey’s Erdogan still against Finnish and Swedish Nato bids

May 29th 2022, 2:34 PM 13,015 Views 24 Comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said meetings this week with Finnish and Swedish delegations had not been ‘at the expected level’.

# nato - Sunday 22 May, 2022

A year on: Inside the Defence Forces response against the HSE ransomware hack
# Cyber Threat
# Cyber Threat

A year on: Inside the Defence Forces response against the HSE ransomware hack

May 22nd 2022, 12:05 AM 18,842 Views 7 Comments

We speak to an officer in the Irish Defence Forces’ Communications Information Services Corps about the HSE attack and future threats.

# nato - Saturday 21 May, 2022

Turkish President puts conditions on support for Nordic nations' NATO bids
# NATO
# NATO

Turkish President puts conditions on support for Nordic nations' NATO bids

May 21st 2022, 5:00 PM 31,381 Views 15 Comments

Turkey has long accused Nordic countries of harbouring extremist Kurdish groups.

# nato - Thursday 19 May, 2022

Russia says 1,730 Mariupol fighters have surrendered as US grants $40 billion dollars to Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia says 1,730 Mariupol fighters have surrendered as US grants $40 billion dollars to Ukraine

Updated May 19th 2022, 10:40 AM 30,263 Views 8 Comments
  • The Russian military says that a total of 1,730 Ukrainian fighters who were making a last stand in Mariupol have surrendered.
  • The Red Cross said that registrations of Ukrainian prisoners of war began on Tuesday under an agreement between Russia and Ukraine.
  • US President Joe Biden backed Finland and Sweden's Nato membership bids after meeting the countries' leaders in Washington.

# nato - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Finland and Sweden submit applications for Nato membership
# NATO
# NATO

Finland and Sweden submit applications for Nato membership

May 18th 2022, 8:30 AM 8,347 Views 18 Comments

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he welcomes the requests.

Swedish MP: There is worry about our independent voice but NATO is the only solution
# Olle Thorell
# Olle Thorell

Swedish MP: There is worry about our independent voice but NATO is the only solution

May 18th 2022, 12:03 AM 10,906 Views 8 Comments

Olle Thorell is an MP for the ruling Social Democrats party and also a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Swedish parliament.

# nato - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Finnish parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of NATO membership
# NATO
# NATO

Finnish parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of NATO membership

May 17th 2022, 2:25 PM 8,487 Views 20 Comments

Germany also plans to ramp up its military collaboration with Sweden and Finland as they seek to join NATO.

# nato - Monday 16 May, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

May 16th 2022, 10:45 PM 22,456 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Sweden confirms decision to apply for Nato membership
# Stockholm
# Stockholm

Sweden confirms decision to apply for Nato membership

May 16th 2022, 2:54 PM 18,764 Views 27 Comments

Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson called it “a historic change in our country’s security policy” as she addressed legislators.

# nato - Sunday 15 May, 2022

Sweden's ruling Social Democratic Party backs NATO bid
# Sweden
# Sweden

Sweden's ruling Social Democratic Party backs NATO bid

May 15th 2022, 5:07 PM 13,340 Views 10 Comments

The turnaround comes amid soaring political and public support in Sweden for joining the Western military alliance after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

NATO assures Ukraine open-ended military support against Russia
# NATO
# NATO

NATO assures Ukraine open-ended military support against Russia

Updated May 15th 2022, 3:25 PM 30,213 Views 31 Comments

NATO Jens Stoltenberg has said Ukraine can win the war against Russia.

Finland announces 'historic' Nato bid, as Sweden holds key meeting
# Russia
# Russia

Finland announces 'historic' Nato bid, as Sweden holds key meeting

May 15th 2022, 1:11 PM 13,159 Views 3 Comments

The move is a stunning reversal of Finland’s policy on military non-alignment dating back more than 75 years.

# nato - Saturday 14 May, 2022

Ukraine 'could win war by end of year', as Putin warns Finland that joining Nato is a 'mistake'
# Kharkiv
# Kharkiv

Ukraine 'could win war by end of year', as Putin warns Finland that joining Nato is a 'mistake'

Updated May 14th 2022, 3:20 PM 55,772 Views 53 Comments
  • "The breaking point will be in the second part of August," Major General Kyrylo Budanov said
  • The intelligence chief also made unverified claims that a coup is under way in Moscow to depose Putin
  • Putin told his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto that Finland scrapping its military neutrality would be a "mistake"

# nato - Friday 13 May, 2022

Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland seeks to join Nato
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland seeks to join Nato

May 13th 2022, 9:04 AM 19,036 Views 16 Comments

Sweden is expected to follow suit within days amid fears triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

# nato - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Russia continues assault on east Ukraine as Finland moves towards joining Nato
# NATO
# NATO

Russia continues assault on east Ukraine as Finland moves towards joining Nato

Updated May 12th 2022, 10:42 PM 46,580 Views 34 Comments
  • Kyiv is preparing for its first war crimes trial of a captured Russian soldier.
  • Gazprom announced it would stop supplying gas via the Polish part of the Yamal-Europe pipeline.
  • Finland's president and prime minister have said they are in favour of applying for Nato membership.
Opinion: It's time to admit that Ireland is not neutral, nor should it be
# Nato Membership
# Nato Membership

Opinion: It's time to admit that Ireland is not neutral, nor should it be

May 12th 2022, 3:31 PM 21,444 Views 56 Comments

Rory Fitzgerald says we need to get real in the debate around Irish neutrality in the face of Russian aggression in Europe.

Finland’s leaders say their country must apply for Nato membership 'without delay'
# Sauli Niinisto
# Sauli Niinisto

Finland’s leaders say their country must apply for Nato membership 'without delay'

May 12th 2022, 1:33 PM 16,827 Views 42 Comments

The announcement paves the way for the alliance to expand amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.

# nato - Monday 9 May, 2022

Sweden's ruling party to announce Nato stance on 15 May
# Stockholm
# Stockholm

Sweden's ruling party to announce Nato stance on 15 May

May 9th 2022, 9:28 AM 8,372 Views 4 Comments

A decision in favour of joining would in all likelihood pave the way for Sweden to submit a membership bid.

# nato - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Former Finnish Prime Minister: Neutrality is a thing of the past - now is the time to take sides
# Alexander Stubb
# Alexander Stubb

Former Finnish Prime Minister: Neutrality is a thing of the past - now is the time to take sides

Apr 30th 2022, 7:00 AM 20,053 Views 48 Comments

Alexander Stubb is a former Prime Minister of Finland and has dedicated his political career to campaign for Finnish NATO membership.

# nato - Monday 25 April, 2022

Finland Ambassador: Irish neutrality debate full of 'wrong notions' and 'false asumptions'
# Finland
# Finland

Finland Ambassador: Irish neutrality debate full of 'wrong notions' and 'false asumptions'

Apr 25th 2022, 12:05 AM 39,228 Views 0 Comments

Raili Lahnalampi has served as Finland’s senior diplomat in Dublin since 2019.

# nato - Sunday 10 April, 2022

Finland gears up for historic NATO decision
# NATO
# NATO

Finland gears up for historic NATO decision

Apr 10th 2022, 12:22 PM 46,974 Views 27 Comments

Only six of Finland’s 200 MPs in a recent poll by public broadcaster Yle openly voiced anti-NATO views.

# nato - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Government parties vote against bill calling for a referendum on Ireland's neutrality
# Neutrality
# Neutrality

Government parties vote against bill calling for a referendum on Ireland's neutrality

Updated Mar 30th 2022, 9:20 PM 30,715 Views 70 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said Ireland’s neutrality has never stopped us participating in world events.

# nato - Thursday 24 March, 2022

Zelenskyy urges Nato to provide ‘military assistance without limitations’
# NATO
# NATO

Zelenskyy urges Nato to provide ‘military assistance without limitations’

Mar 24th 2022, 2:56 PM 14,393 Views 18 Comments

In a video address, Ukraine’s president reminded Nato leaders that thousands of Ukrainians have died in the past month.

# nato - Saturday 19 March, 2022

Four US soldiers killed in plane crash during Nato exercise in Norway
# Drills
# Drills

Four US soldiers killed in plane crash during Nato exercise in Norway

Mar 19th 2022, 11:40 AM 21,558 Views 13 Comments

The exercise was unrelated to the war in Ukraine.

# nato - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

Why did the US reject Poland's offer of Soviet-era fighter jets?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Why did the US reject Poland's offer of Soviet-era fighter jets?

Mar 9th 2022, 5:40 PM 28,093 Views 24 Comments

Security analyst Dr Tom Clonan said the West giving Ukraine fighter jets is much more “provocative” than anti-tank missiles.

US rejects Poland’s jet offer for Ukraine over fears it could worsen war
# Rejection
# Rejection

US rejects Poland’s jet offer for Ukraine over fears it could worsen war

Mar 9th 2022, 6:59 AM 25,011 Views 60 Comments

Any decision to provide the MiGs would be a morale booster for Ukraine, but it also would raise the risks of a wider war.

# nato - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

The Explainer: What is NATO and what's Ireland's involvement in it?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is NATO and what's Ireland's involvement in it?

Mar 8th 2022, 6:00 PM 7,395 Views 1 Comment

Listen to hear Andrew Cottey from UCC to explain more.

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