Yet Again Ireland appears to be beefing up its military, the question is why?
Not long ago many claimed that the lisbon treaty was the first step to creating a EU army that would strip Ireland of its neutrality and force us into a European Army. At the time many laughed at the idea but slowly it looks like we are heading in that direction.
However recently the Irish government have been beefing up our military capability, it appears that our Naval fleet is so old that we must purchase Three new ships costing around €54 million each are needed to combat the huge drug problem off our shores and the ever increrasing problem of people stealing Europe`s fish.
The new vessel will be identical to the LÉ Samuel Beckett
Today we now learn that our missile defense system, ( I didn't even know we had one) needs upgrading to the tune of €4 million.
The total cost now for three ships and missile defense upgrades runs at over €166 Million.
Why are we at a time of huge austerity on the people of this nation spending €166 million beefing up our military?
EU requirements as part of a European Super Army?
Only time will tell, but it certainly looks as if Ireland is building a far improved defense force, the question is what do we need defending from?