‘Entirely true’ that Ireland is freeloading on European defence, TD says

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A report from a British think-tank that accused Ireland of “freeloading” when it comes to European defence is "entirely accurate", according to a TD and former deputy commander of the Army Ranger Wing. The report from Policy Exchange also said Ireland presents a "backdoor" security threat to Britain from Russia, China and Iran. Advertisement It was written by former British defence secretaries Michael Fallon and George Robertson. It also recommended the UK expanding its air and naval presence in Northern Ireland. Cathal Berry told BreakingNews.ie: "It's a bipartisan report, one author is from Labour, the other Conservative, so it represents...