The Defence forces retention crisis

Our Nation’s Defence forces are in crisis, with recruitment numbers declining sharply and serving members leaving in droves, in many cases paying to do so. With a membership of below…


PESCO: Meaning and mechanisms

On the 7th of December 2017, Dáil Éireann approved, 75 to 42, for Ireland to join the PESCO (permanent structured cooperation) initiative promising deeper EU cooperation on military affairs, with…