The hypocrisy of the European Council position on the Middle East and the war in Ukraine undermines its influence on the world and its founding principles.
This government does not respect neutrality. To train belligerents in a war is not the act of a neutral state nor is the language used to condemn Russian actions in Ukraine when it declines to condemn similar actions by the IDF in Palestine in similar terms.
The Dáil may agree with the government’s funding of, and participation in, the EU Military Assistance to Ukraine but unless/until it does, is the Constitution being adhered to?
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.