Was Irish Navy right to join in Trafalgar 200 celebrations?

An exceedingly small wave has been caused by the participation of the Irish Navy’s LE Eithne and the training ship Asgard in the recent Trafalgar 200 celebrations with one disgruntled Dubliner believing it is a diminishment of Irish sovereignty.

Meanwhile, James Kelly in the Irish News takes an extremely unusual tack, if you pardon the pun, by giving out that they didn’t turn up at all (courtesy of Nuzhound). Seems he just wanted to have a go at the Spike and the fact that Ireland doesn’t want or have a military sea presence.