A new poll has revealed that 87% of people in Ireland favour a ceasefire in Ukraine to facilitate negotiations to end the war.

The poll, commissioned by the Peace and Neutrality Alliance and carried out by Ipsos, shows that the vast majority of Irish people do not support prolonging the conflict, which has been ongoing since 2014.

Despite the attempts of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Greens to use the war as an excuse to drag Ireland directly into the NATO warmachine, the Irish people are holding strong in their belief that peace, not more war, is the answer.

There is, in fact, a wide range of political voices who wish to stoke the flames of this horrific war. These politicians must accept a level of responsibility for prolonging the conflict, as well as the death and misery that comes with war. This, however, is clearly not the will of the Irish people.

Just as the vast majority of Irish people voted for a peaceful, if not perfect, end to the Troubles 25 years ago, they now wish for an end to the war in Ukraine.