EU policy could lead to conscription
THERE has been little media mention of Ireland’s involvement in the developing EU integrated defence policy. This will lead to an eventual EU army and I welcome the Republic’s participation – especially as SF support it. However, one word of caution.
In the longer term the EU army could lead to conscription – it already exists in several EU nations such as Germany – and this would apply to all who have recently applied for Irish passports.
This will not happen in the immediate future but it is a real possibility as the EU integrated defence policy develops.
Mullinure, Co Armagh