Interesting article, about a document from 1981, about Ireland’s importance in the event of World War 3 breaking out.
Headlines from the article:
- Ireland could provide up to 500,000 people fit for military service.
- A fear of a nuclear war breaking out between the Soviets and the Western world was the reason for the document being drawn up.
- Ireland could offer sites for missiles, and act as a staging post for reinforcements from the US.
- Even though neutral, Ireland may have been a target for a nuclear attack.
Read the whole article on the Irish Independent here