Our View: Millions spent on new attack choppers could have been put to much better use

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The government has signed a deal to buy six assault helicopters from France at a total cost of €140 million and the expenditure was approved behind closed doors by the parties on the House defence committee on Monday. Nobody questioned the decision or the wisdom of spending such an amount of money because defence expenditure is sacrosanct – bolstering defence capability has always enjoyed unconditional support from the political parties.

There are questions that need to be asked, however. Can we afford the expense, at a time when public finances are already stretched, and the government is under...


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Our View: Millions spent on new attack choppers could have been put to much better use


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