Cabinet to hear proposals to replace ‘Triple Lock’ mechanism for Defence Forces missions


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Tánaiste Micheál Martin will seek Cabinet permission to scrap the “Triple Lock” and change the approval process for Defence Forces missions. Mr Martin, who is also the Defence Minister, confirmed late last year that he intended to change the mechanism which states that Defence Forces missions must receive Government approval, Dáil approval and a UN Mandate from either the Security Council or UN Mandate. No more than 12 Defence Forces personnel can be sent on a mission without approval. READ MORE: Immigration row between Ireland and UK - everything you need to know as tensions escalate The Tánaiste will seek...