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Neutral Ireland sees ‘good chance’ of involvement in new EU force -RTE – Metro US

Neutral Ireland sees ‘good chance’ of involvement in new EU force -RTE

FILE PHOTO: Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Coveney speaks at
FILE PHOTO: Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Coveney speaks at the launch of his party’s manifesto for the Irish General Election in Dublin

DUBLIN (Reuters) – There is a good chance that Ireland will be involved in the European Union’s rapid reaction force despite its tradition of military neutrality, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney was quoted as saying on Monday by state broadcaster RTE.

“As regards a rapid reaction force, yes, I think there’s a good chance that we’ll be involved in that,” Coveney was quoted as saying when asked about the force, which is due to be operational by 2025.

(Writing by Conor Humphries; Editing by Chris Reese)

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