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# pesco - Friday 24 May, 2019

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 11,266 Views 70 Comments

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

# pesco - Saturday 18 May, 2019

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 20,923 Views 78 Comments

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

# pesco - Friday 17 May, 2019

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 4,671 Views 0 Comments

No candidate was in favour of a European army.

# pesco - 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 25,140 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

# pesco - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

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 14,410 Views 98 Comments

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

# pesco - Thursday 28 December, 2017

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 11,195 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.

# pesco - Thursday 7 December, 2017

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 25,951 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 43,212 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 18,955 Views 96 Comments

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

# pesco - Saturday 2 December, 2017

'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 31,383 Views 123 Comments

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

# pesco - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

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 29,130 Views 123 Comments

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