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Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

Results from Labour Party

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Should Ireland increase or decrease military spending? Poll Results for Labour Party

Increase

653 votes

21%

Decrease

1,520 votes

50%

Distribution of answers submitted by Labour Party.

2 Increase answers
1 Decrease answers
1 overlapping answers

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Learn more about Should Ireland increase or decrease military spending?

The average EU country spends 1.3% of its GDP on defence. Ireland currently spends .5% (a decline of .4% since 2008). Proponents of higher defence spending argue that the low spending puts the country at risk and the spending level should be raised to match other developed EU countries. Opponents argue that raising spending is unnecessary since armed conflicts can be prevented through diplomacy.  See recent military spending news

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