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No, there is absolutely no benefit to it.
While NATO as a foundation is meant to be a defensive alliance, it has gone on the offensive in the Balkans in 90's and Libyan revolution most recently. Whether done for the right or wrong reasons (right reasons in my eyes), this goes against being a purely defensive alliance.
In Ireland, we're in a unique position where our neighbours/allies are so heavily armed, that's its not something we need to be too concerned about for protection.
That said, I'd be much faster to join a European Union alliance over NATO.
But on the flipside I'd much rather just keep doing UN peacekeeping missions for our armed forces but also increase our budget for national defence.
Hell no. Why sign off on US and British imperialism when still experiencing its lasting effects?
No to Irish soldiers dying in US-British imperialist misadventures in Asia/Africa.
I've seen no actual reason to do so other than to provide a legacy for a very unpopular Taoiseach.
Yes, to stop this question been asked.
Yes, it would create a lot of jobs in this country and guaranteed security , none of this nonsense that we are a neutral country, we’re not. During the war in Afghanistan and Iraq American planes were constantly landing in Shannon , our neutrality was gone long ago. Joining nato will also give our army something to do.
The defence forces are the first line of defence against external threats and the last option for internal civil unrest.
Them having nothing to do is actually exactly what we should hope a defence forces does. Nothing