TheJournal.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 2 °C Tuesday 12 December, 2017
Advertisement

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

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

Image: RollingNews.ie

THERE HAVE BEEN numerous concerns raised in the Dáil over the Cabinet’s approval for Ireland to join Pesco, the EU’s new defence pact.

Some argue Pesco is the first step towards an EU army, with its proposals including inclusion in the European medical command, a network of logistic hubs across Europe and a creation of a European crisis response centre, as well as the joint training of military officers.

The Taoiseach, however, has maintained that signing up to the deal will not challenge Ireland’s neutrality and will not mean Ireland joining a European army.

Varadkar said that Ireland can join in an opt-in, opt-out basis. The opposition meanwhile said that a vote on the matter was rushed through the Dáil in a “deeply cynical” move.

So, today we’re asking you: Do you want Ireland to sign up to the EU defence deal?


Poll Results:





  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

Read next:

COMMENTS (225)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

Leave a commentcancel

Trending Tags