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DPER versus Ireland

  • 02-07-2022 12:35pm
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    Many will know of the decades long underfunding of our Defence needs and the deliberate looting and redirection of Defence spending to pork barrel stuff. The Commission report recently outlined 3 options and the govt has made noises that it will find funds. It hasn’t said what option it’s going for.

    Media reports that DPER are fighting the requested funds. Essentially a bunch of civil servants are trying to use their position to impose their view of what is needed for Defence, for upholding sovereignty and asserting independence and or alignment / neutrality. If DPER existed in the 60’s Donogh O’Malley would never have got education moving. I find it intolerable that civil servants think the funding priorities as established (built on the underfunding of Defence) are to be upheld. Or perhaps they are just being used by politicians to ensure that they can continue to fund their pet projects and continue to destroy sovereignty, independence and our ability to be such.