Micheál Martin pushes ahead with plan to scrap ‘triple lock’ for Irish army deployment overseas

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TÁNAISTE MICHEÁL MARTIN will seek Government approval today to draft legislation to get rid of the triple lock for Irish military involvement in operations abroad. If approved by Cabinet, the bill will change how Ireland deploys the Defence Forces on peacekeeping missions overseas and will essentially remove the veto power of UN Security Council members over Ireland’s overseas engagements. The Tánaiste intends to bring the legislation to Cabinet in June if he receives sign-off today. The Tánaiste announced his intentions to get rid of the triple lock late last year, in a move that took many by surprise. The “triple...