The appointment of Stephen Rae of the Independent News Media (INM) to that European Commission HLEG was the source of major concern in Ireland, especially among those familiar with the actions of the major shareholder in INM, Mr Denis O’Brien.
I find it odd that neither the Taoiseach or his acting minister of state, Paul Kehoe, have still not acknowledged that the attack has happened or addressed the fact that Irish Defence Force members are being put at risk.
Mr Lane, as Governor of the Central Bank and as a member of the Governing Council of the ECB, could have taken up the case for Ireland. Instead he opted to take up the case of the ECB.
If we are serious about reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, we need to move away from this idea of hitting a crude percentage of forest cover.
The Taoiseach and Minister for Defence Leo Varadkar needs to tell us why it is in Ireland’s interest to turn away from our traditional position of military neutrality.
The Treaty of the European Union (Lisbon Treaty) prohibits the financing of military or defence projects from the EU budget.
After we signed up to Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) in December of last year, Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes called for the ‘redefinition of neutrality’, as well as ‘amending Ireland’s triple lock system’.
Come along and discuss what role Ireland should play in this era of European militarisation.
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