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#Neutrality

# neutrality - Monday 12 November, 2018

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 25,131 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

# neutrality - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

'Ireland needs to invest in its neutral status - is expelling a Russian diplomat the best way?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Ireland needs to invest in its neutral status - is expelling a Russian diplomat the best way?'

Mar 27th 2018, 8:30 PM 19,559 Views 227 Comments

Security expert Tom Clonan raises concerns about Ireland’s security and intelligence capacity and the strategic importance of our neutrality.

# neutrality - Thursday 7 December, 2017

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 43,212 Views 211 Comments

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

# neutrality - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Fine Gael MEP says Ireland needs to re-examine its neutrality ahead of Brexit
# Security
# Security

Fine Gael MEP says Ireland needs to re-examine its neutrality ahead of Brexit

Sep 13th 2017, 5:52 PM 17,688 Views 181 Comments

Jean-Claude Juncker has called for the EU to implement plans for a common defence strategy

# neutrality - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Ireland has refused 19 applications to carry weapons through Ireland this year
# Irish Neutrality
# Irish Neutrality

Ireland has refused 19 applications to carry weapons through Ireland this year

Jul 22nd 2017, 4:00 PM 15,816 Views 20 Comments

427 applications have been approved.

# neutrality - Monday 9 January, 2017

Shannonwatch asks Shane Ross why 'plane on way to Nato air base' was allowed to stop in Ireland
# Miami Air
# Miami Air

Shannonwatch asks Shane Ross why 'plane on way to Nato air base' was allowed to stop in Ireland

Jan 9th 2017, 6:15 AM 22,005 Views 65 Comments

The Department of Transport has contacted Miami Air about the “circumstances surrounding this flight”.

# neutrality - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Poll: Should neutrality be enshrined in the Irish Constitution?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should neutrality be enshrined in the Irish Constitution?

Nov 23rd 2016, 8:46 AM 21,651 Views 203 Comments

The Independent Alliance wants a free vote on a bill proposed by Sinn Féin.

# neutrality - Monday 15 August, 2016

Poll: Should Ireland consider changing its position on neutrality?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland consider changing its position on neutrality?

Aug 15th 2016, 8:42 AM 32,928 Views 219 Comments

With the news that the UK’s RAF will patrol our airspace in the event of a terror attack, can Ireland really remain a neutral country?

Tom Clonan: Why it's time to have an open and honest debate about our neutrality
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: Why it's time to have an open and honest debate about our neutrality

Aug 15th 2016, 7:00 AM 6,083 Views 127 Comments

Security expert Tom Clonan says any decisions about our status must be taken by the Irish people in a transparent and ethical manner.

# neutrality - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Are we willing to risk Irish lives by sending troops to Mali or Lebanon?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Are we willing to risk Irish lives by sending troops to Mali or Lebanon?

Nov 25th 2015, 5:00 PM 293 Views 109 Comments

Minister Simon Coveney must address the potential dangers involved in sending Irish soldiers to replace French forces, Ryan McCarrel writes.

# neutrality - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Irish neutrality won’t be respected by the likes of ISIS, so why hold so dear to it?
# Column
# Column

Irish neutrality won’t be respected by the likes of ISIS, so why hold so dear to it?

Nov 21st 2015, 8:00 AM 956 Views 205 Comments

Ireland will be neutral until the day, unlikely and all that it is, that we require someone else’s military assistance, writes Aaron McKenna.

# neutrality - Friday 20 November, 2015

Poll: Should Ireland change its position on neutrality?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Should Ireland change its position on neutrality?

Nov 20th 2015, 9:25 AM 39,219 Views 207 Comments

The government says its commitment to supporting France in the wake of last week’s terror attacks will not affect Irish neutrality.

# neutrality - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

More than 1,000 airplanes carrying weapons allowed into Ireland since 2014
# Neutrality
# Neutrality

More than 1,000 airplanes carrying weapons allowed into Ireland since 2014

Sep 23rd 2015, 10:57 PM 22,754 Views 86 Comments

One TD says Ireland is helping weapons fall into the hands of ISIS.

# neutrality - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Poll: Should Ireland's military come to the defence of EU nations?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland's military come to the defence of EU nations?

Jul 16th 2015, 8:00 PM 20,747 Views 131 Comments

If one came under attack, that is.

# neutrality - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

We can see the horrors of war... so how can we still glorify violence?
# Opinion
# Opinion

We can see the horrors of war... so how can we still glorify violence?

Mar 3rd 2015, 5:00 PM 1,480 Views 53 Comments

War stories can gripping, poignant, sometimes even inspiring – but surely it’s time for us as a society to embrace pacifism, writes Prof John Maguire.

# neutrality - Sunday 22 February, 2015

It's high time for neutrality to be enshrined in the Constitution – don't let the government backtrack
# War And Peace
# War And Peace

It's high time for neutrality to be enshrined in the Constitution – don't let the government backtrack

Feb 22nd 2015, 7:30 PM 173 Views 163 Comments

At the last election the government received a mandate based on their pledges, and one was formalising a policy of neutrality.

# neutrality - Friday 2 January, 2015

Remember when Ming asked for an aircraft carrier? He's told us why
# Shatter Says No
# Shatter Says No

Remember when Ming asked for an aircraft carrier? He's told us why

Jan 2nd 2015, 11:00 AM 24,328 Views 49 Comments

It was all about Ireland’s neutrality, you see.

# neutrality - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Here are the 30 countries who have landed military aircraft in Shannon since 2009
# Failte Roimh
# Failte Roimh

Here are the 30 countries who have landed military aircraft in Shannon since 2009

Dec 13th 2014, 11:54 AM 16,713 Views 67 Comments

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Israel, Saudi Arabia, USA…

# neutrality - Friday 5 December, 2014

Charlie Flanagan apologises and says this US military plane DID land in Shannon
# QH-8073
# QH-8073

Charlie Flanagan apologises and says this US military plane DID land in Shannon

Dec 5th 2014, 5:06 PM 17,492 Views 109 Comments

But does an explanation of “administrative error” raise more questions than it answers?

# neutrality - Thursday 2 October, 2014

TDs and Senators visited Shannon Airport today - to see if the US military should still be there
# Shannonwatch
# Shannonwatch

TDs and Senators visited Shannon Airport today - to see if the US military should still be there

Oct 2nd 2014, 9:05 PM 13,152 Views 112 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said further assurances are needed from the government that Ireland’s neutrality is not being compromised.

# neutrality - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

The web's founder celebrates its 25th birthday by calling for net neutrality
# Neutrality
# Neutrality

The web's founder celebrates its 25th birthday by calling for net neutrality

Mar 12th 2014, 10:59 AM 6,850 Views 10 Comments

Sir Tim Berners-Lee is asking web users to press each country to develop a “digital bill of rights,” which would protect it from governments and organisations.

# neutrality - Monday 3 February, 2014

Column: We've been given an opportunity to re-think our values as a nation... so what are they?
# We The People
# We The People

Column: We've been given an opportunity to re-think our values as a nation... so what are they?

Feb 3rd 2014, 12:55 PM 60 Views 41 Comments

Where do we stand as a nation on issues like neutrality, aid and inequality? Ireland’s Foreign Policy Review allows us to have our say, writes Hans Zomer.

# neutrality - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Column: Peacemakers like Margaretta D’Arcy uphold the greater moral law
# Civil Disobedience
# Civil Disobedience

Column: Peacemakers like Margaretta D’Arcy uphold the greater moral law

Jan 28th 2014, 7:00 AM 64 Views 166 Comments

Margaretta, in her peaceful act of civil disobedience, was seeking to highlight our own government’s failure to uphold both Irish and international law. We should applaud her courage, writes Joe Murray.

# neutrality - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Poll: Should Ireland be involved in an EU army?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland be involved in an EU army?

Jan 22nd 2014, 9:43 AM 16,748 Views 200 Comments

Gerry Adams has said an EU army will eventually be created and that it would threaten Ireland’s neutrality if we were involved in its missions.

# neutrality - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Almost 80 per cent against Irish support for war in Syria
# Neutrality
# Neutrality

Almost 80 per cent against Irish support for war in Syria

Sep 17th 2013, 2:58 PM 5,897 Views 109 Comments

The Red C poll commissioned by the Peace and Neutrality Alliance found almost 80 per cent reject Irish support for a war in Syria without a UN mandate.

# neutrality - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Extract: The 'daily problems' in maintaining Ireland's neutrality during WW2
# Read Me
# Read Me

Extract: The 'daily problems' in maintaining Ireland's neutrality during WW2

Jul 20th 2013, 7:00 PM 917 Views 45 Comments

Confidential documents from the 1940s show that the maintenance of Ireland’s neutrality was going be difficult – and hard decisions on policy would have to be made practically every day.

# neutrality - Sunday 7 July, 2013

Extract: ‘If I were Mr de Valera, I would keep a watch on all ports, communications and wireless in his territory’
# Read Me
# Read Me

Extract: ‘If I were Mr de Valera, I would keep a watch on all ports, communications and wireless in his territory’

Jul 7th 2013, 7:30 PM 200 Views 37 Comments

A confidential report on a meeting with Neville Chamberlain in 1940 shows the British Prime minister wanted to pass on advice to the then Taoiseach, Eamon de Valera about the threat of Germany.

# neutrality - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Poll: Should Ireland give up its neutrality?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland give up its neutrality?

Feb 13th 2013, 9:50 AM 28,841 Views 196 Comments

Ireland’s neutrality has always been an important factor in elections but is it a good thing?

# neutrality - Monday 19 November, 2012

Eurozone members convince Slovakia to drop halos from new €2 coin
# Neutrality
# Neutrality

Eurozone members convince Slovakia to drop halos from new €2 coin

Nov 19th 2012, 4:09 PM 14,317 Views 40 Comments

Slovakia planned to feature Saints Cyril and Methodius on a commemorative coin – but have been convinced not to include halos.

# neutrality - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Column: Time to ask questions about Irish army deserters during World War II
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Time to ask questions about Irish army deserters during World War II

Jun 17th 2012, 8:30 AM 1,196 Views 35 Comments

What do we know about the men who deserted during the war? Noble heroes who fought for the allies, mercenaries who battled the Nazis, or simply men who wanted out, asks Dr Michael Kennedy.

# neutrality - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Column: It’s time for Europe to bomb Assad – and Ireland should help
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: It’s time for Europe to bomb Assad – and Ireland should help

Jun 16th 2012, 8:00 AM 33 Views 117 Comments

Ireland should now abandon its ‘triple lock’ neutrality, writes Aaron McKenna. The price of our prosperity is the willingness to stand up for those who have nobody else.

# neutrality - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

MEPs approve Ireland's Lisbon Treaty add-ons
# Lisbon Treaty
# Lisbon Treaty

MEPs approve Ireland's Lisbon Treaty add-ons

Mar 20th 2012, 1:24 PM 2,906 Views 11 Comments

A committee of the European Parliament approves a ‘draft protocol’ dealing with Ireland’s post-Lisbon parliament.