Sunday 11 December 2016

Ireland must reject the madness of militarisation

Published 03/08/2016 | 02:30

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Professor Ray Kinsella's letter (Irish Independent, August 1) justifiably advocates a referendum to put Irish neutrality into Bunreacht na hÉireann.

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Irish neutrality was ended with Ireland's facilitation of the US-led Afghan and Iraq wars. It's vital that the restoration of Irish neutrality should be positive or active neutrality, as distinct from our isolationist neutrality during World War II.

From the 1960s on, our neutrality has taken the clear route of supporting international peace and justice.

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