Advertisement

We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

File photo of Irish soldiers RollingNews.ie
The Daily Poll

Poll: Should Ireland introduce national service for young people?

British PM Rishi Sunak believes such a policy would help unite society in an “increasingly uncertain world”.

BRITAIN’S PRIME MINISTER Rishi Sunak has proposed introducing national service for young people in Northern Ireland.

He says it would involve 18-year-olds either completing a year in the military or spending one weekend a month volunteering for a year.

Sunak, who is on the campaign trail for re-election, believes his suggestion would give young people a “shared sense of purpose” – but it has been met with backlash by northerners.

We’re asking you in the Republic, should mandatory national service be introduced in the south?


Poll Results:

No (7815)
Yes (6011)
I'd support mandatory volunteering, but not with the army (1992)

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
122
This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
Leave a Comment
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.

    Leave a commentcancel