Pesco makes us choose defence spending over housing homeless

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EU army requires fivefold hike in Irish military spending on machines of death

A major decision about Ireland’s role in a common European defence has been rushed through the Dáil

On Thursday, 7th December, the national parliament voted to enter a new military arrangement known as Permanent Structured Co-operation (Pesco).

Irish Army 1a Alan Betson LLLLThe Cabinet took a decision to propose this at their meeting on November 21st but deliberately withheld notification until the very last moment.

One can only conclude that the aim was to limit the space for public debate.

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