darn good point.The point is that under the ridiculous 'Triple Lock', the US, UK, France, Russia and China can prevent Ireland deploying troops on missions that the government wants to join.
Are you happy that ultimate decision on the deployment of Irish troops is subject to veto in Washington, London, Paris, Moscow and Beijing?
Any such decision should be for the Cabinet and the Dail alone.
Our politicians use the UN and EU to hide behind with regards to our defence forces.
The more courageous thing would be to come flat out and argue for NATO membership. And put it to a vote. Instead we get backdoor stuff via this "UN" that controls our defence policy.
Cant think of any other country in the world that has such a craven attitude with regards to its military.