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Neutrality is an ‘example of the capacity of the Irish for self-delusion’

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Tánaiste Leo Varadkar. Picture by Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar. Picture by Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar. Picture by Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos

Experts believe it is time for a national conversation on Ireland’s military position, with some saying our stance up to now has been founded in “self-delusion”.

Questions have been asked of Ireland’s military position after the EU announced last week it would finance the purchase of lethal weaponry for a third country — Ukraine — for the first time. Irish funds will be used for the supply of non-lethal equipment such as armour and fuel.


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