Concerns over scrapping of Ireland’s triple lock mechanism

Limerick Independent Ireland TD Richard O'Donoghue

SERIOUS concerns have been raised locally over Ireland’s intention to scrap a mechanism which is at the cornerstone of our neutrality.

The so-termed ‘Triple Lock’ ensures that no more than 12 Irish troops can serve overseas without the consent of the Government, Dáil, and United Nations.

The Irish Government is now looking to change this in legislation.

According to Rural Ireland Independent TD Richard O’Donoghue, this will change Ireland’s stance on neutrality.

“This basically means getting rid of the triple lock system. Why fix something if it is not broken? This is not broken. It has worked in the past and it is working now,” he insisted.

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