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# 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 22,655 Views 48 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 10,327 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 24,564 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 15,193 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 12,995 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 18,665 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 31,352 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 30,163 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 8,323 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 10,869 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 8,465 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 22,385 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 18,714 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 13,311 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 30,173 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 13,134 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 55,692 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 19,007 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 46,515 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 21,035 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 16,794 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 8,358 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 19,978 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 39,138 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 46,926 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 30,594 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 14,374 Views 19 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 21,540 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 28,060 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 24,997 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 7,353 Views 1 Comment

Listen to hear Andrew Cottey from UCC to explain more.

# nato - Monday 7 March, 2022

Explainer: Why a no-fly zone over Ukraine won't happen, despite Zelenskyy's plea
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Explainer: Why a no-fly zone over Ukraine won't happen, despite Zelenskyy's plea

Mar 7th 2022, 8:00 PM 20,301 Views 38 Comments

Ukrainian officials have continued to call for direct air-support from the international community.

# nato - Sunday 6 March, 2022

Russia warns countries against hosting Ukraine military aircraft
# Escalation Risks
# Escalation Risks

Russia warns countries against hosting Ukraine military aircraft

Updated Mar 6th 2022, 5:01 PM 71,065 Views 56 Comments

The US said it is ‘working actively’ on a deal with Poland to supply Ukraine with jets.

# nato - Friday 25 February, 2022

Nato leaders agree to bolster eastern forces after Ukraine invasion
# NATO
# NATO

Nato leaders agree to bolster eastern forces after Ukraine invasion

Feb 25th 2022, 10:51 PM 37,877 Views 48 Comments

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance will ‘defend every ally against any attack’.

# nato - Sunday 20 February, 2022

Russia is 'on brink' of invading Ukraine, US warns despite ongoing talks
# Moscow
# Moscow

Russia is 'on brink' of invading Ukraine, US warns despite ongoing talks

Updated Feb 20th 2022, 6:15 PM 75,135 Views 126 Comments
  • Emmanuel Macron talked with Vladimir Putin today, before calling Volodymyr Zelensky
  • Minister Simon Coveney said that the prospect of war in Ukraine is now the expectation
  • Joint Russian and Belarusian military drills are continuing today amid increased tension with Ukraine

# nato - Thursday 10 February, 2022

Moscow meeting: Lavrov 'disappointed' with talks as Truss asks for 'Cold War rhetoric' to be dropped
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

Moscow meeting: Lavrov 'disappointed' with talks as Truss asks for 'Cold War rhetoric' to be dropped

Feb 10th 2022, 5:02 PM 9,538 Views 22 Comments

Translations of what Sergei said indicate that he described their meeting like “a mute person talking to a deaf person”.

# nato - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

Ukraine says Russian forces at border do not appear ready to launch a war
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Ukraine says Russian forces at border do not appear ready to launch a war

Feb 9th 2022, 8:00 PM 11,227 Views 24 Comments

Ukraine’s deputy defence minister said the Russian forces are being used primarily “for political pressure and blackmail”.

# nato - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

Tom Clonan: Will Russia stage a 'false flag' operation as a pretext to invading Ukraine?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: Will Russia stage a 'false flag' operation as a pretext to invading Ukraine?

Updated Feb 8th 2022, 2:33 PM 24,207 Views 39 Comments

Throughout history, false flag operations have been mounted many times to justify the invasion of a neighbouring territory.

# nato - Monday 7 February, 2022

Vladimir Putin says it's 'possible' to move forward on some of Macron's proposals
# Progress
# Progress

Vladimir Putin says it's 'possible' to move forward on some of Macron's proposals

Updated Feb 7th 2022, 9:45 PM 23,508 Views 26 Comments

But the Kremlin also warned that the situation is too complex for a breakthrough after “just one meeting”.

# nato - Friday 4 February, 2022

Russia and China issue joint statement declaring opposition to any Nato expansion
# Leaders Meeting
# Leaders Meeting

Russia and China issue joint statement declaring opposition to any Nato expansion

Feb 4th 2022, 5:31 PM 16,945 Views 44 Comments

Both countries also agreed on their stance that Taiwan is part of China.

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