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# pesco - This year 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 17,710 Views 19 Comments

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

Taoiseach floats idea of a Citizens’ Assembly on Ireland’s military neutrality
# Neutrality
# Neutrality

Taoiseach floats idea of a Citizens’ Assembly on Ireland’s military neutrality

Mar 8th 2022, 4:58 PM 23,363 Views 40 Comments

TD Richard Boyd Barrett said he was concerned about recent calls for greater cooperation with NATO.

# pesco - All time

The Explainer: What's the story with an EU army?
# The Explainer
# The Explainer

The Explainer: What's the story with an EU army?

May 24th 2019, 6:15 AM 11,353 Views 70 Comments

Could an EU army be founded soon? And if so what would that mean for Ireland?

Explainer: Irish MEPs have been raising concerns of a future 'EU Army' - but is it likely to happen?
# Case For The Defence
# Case For The Defence

Explainer: Irish MEPs have been raising concerns of a future 'EU Army' - but is it likely to happen?

May 18th 2019, 10:01 PM 21,735 Views 78 Comments

Claims around the potential for an EU army have been prominent in the election debate

Question: Are you in favour of an EU Army?
# European Elections 2019
# European Elections 2019

Question: Are you in favour of an EU Army?

May 17th 2019, 8:50 AM 4,714 Views 1 Comment

No candidate was in favour of a European army.

Luke Ming Flanagan: If we are heading for an EU army what does that mean for Irish neutrality?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Luke Ming Flanagan: If we are heading for an EU army what does that mean for Irish neutrality?

Nov 12th 2018, 7:00 AM 25,493 Views 130 Comments

As EU military and defence spending skyrockets, Ireland’s commitment to defence co-operation compromises its neutrality, writes Luke Ming Flanagan, MEP

Leo says Trump is right about one thing - Europe needs to stop relying on the US for its defence
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

Leo says Trump is right about one thing - Europe needs to stop relying on the US for its defence

Mar 14th 2018, 12:02 PM 14,444 Views 101 Comments

Varadkar says Europe needs to start looking after its own security.

Micheál Martin: 'Fianna Fáil will reflect on committee's call for terminations up to 12 weeks'
# Interview
# Interview

Micheál Martin: 'Fianna Fáil will reflect on committee's call for terminations up to 12 weeks'

Dec 28th 2017, 7:30 AM 11,212 Views 127 Comments

The Cork TD discusses how the abortion issue will be difficult for his party and how Fianna Fáil hasn’t ruled out running candidates in the north.

Dáil votes for Ireland to join Pesco EU military defence pact

Dáil votes for Ireland to join Pesco EU military defence pact

Dec 7th 2017, 5:22 PM 26,065 Views 194 Comments

The motion was passed by 75 votes to 42 and was supported by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.

Poll: Do you want Ireland to sign up to the EU defence deal?
# Pesco
# Pesco

Poll: Do you want Ireland to sign up to the EU defence deal?

Dec 7th 2017, 8:36 AM 43,285 Views 211 Comments

The Taoiseach has said the deal will not affect Ireland’s neutrality but opposition TDs think otherwise.

'We're being asked to sell out our neutrality': Government accused of trying to rush EU defence deal vote
# European Army
# European Army

'We're being asked to sell out our neutrality': Government accused of trying to rush EU defence deal vote

Dec 7th 2017, 1:01 AM 19,140 Views 96 Comments

Some argue Pesco is the first step towards an EU army.

'You're talking about going to war': TDs concerned EU defence deal could lead to Ireland joining a European army
# Criticism
# Criticism

'You're talking about going to war': TDs concerned EU defence deal could lead to Ireland joining a European army

Dec 2nd 2017, 7:15 AM 31,711 Views 123 Comments

Last week, the Cabinet gave the go-ahead for Ireland to take part in an EU plan.

Taoiseach says Ireland will not be joining a European army
# Defence Pact
# Defence Pact

Taoiseach says Ireland will not be joining a European army

Nov 8th 2017, 6:32 PM 29,568 Views 123 Comments

Leo Varadkar failed to rule out Ireland signing up to a joint defence pact with EU countries.