Allegation that Ireland let’s others do the heavy lifting in the EU
Ireland is the 5th largest contributor of troops to the UN in the EU, per capita we are therefore the largest. Which means we are doing the heavy lifting there for the EU!
you’ll find Ireland made significant contributions to EU missions in Chad, Bosnia, Somalia, Mediterranean and Mali. Plus contributing to 7 of the EU Battlegroups.
Ireland like every other member can pick and choose under our own laws what overseas military operations it becomes involved in