That's according to a midlands security and defence analyst.
Ireland needs to pool its defence resources with its neighbours and European partners.
Security and Defence Analyst and Mullingar's Declan Power is reacting to Sinn Fein's decision to drop its promise to to leave its defence arrangements with the EU and Nato.
The Irish Times reported yesterday the party had changed its mind on pulling out of Pesco and Nato's Partnership for Peace project.
Declan Power says Sinn Fein now realises Ireland depends on help with defence: