It is clear now that some of the measures adopted in response to COVID were unnecessary, some were ridiculous, some were inhumane, some had a long-lasting negative impact that outweighed any benefit, and it was clear at the time.
ARTICLE 28.3 Constitution of Ireland
1° War shall not be declared and 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝘄𝗮𝗿 𝘀𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗗𝗮́𝗶𝗹 𝗘́𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗻𝗻.
The Dáil did not assent tonight to the participation of the Defence Forces in the EU Military Assistance Mission to Ukraine.
The constitutional basis for Irish Defence Forces training Ukraine’s armed forces and the Dáil’s approval for the cost of European Union, including Irish, military involvement must be clarified.
A new Veterinary School should be developed on a similar model to the School of Medicine at UL in order to address a growing shortage of vets in large animal practices as current practitioners retire.