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Foreign Policy issues

Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

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Should the UK withdraw from the European Union? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: No Source

Should Ireland end its traditional policy of military neutrality? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes Source

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes, we should accept 10,000 refugees Source

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections? stats discuss

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Should the UK be allowed to access European Markets once they leave the EU? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Yes Source

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes Source

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel? stats discuss

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Do you support the creation of a European Army? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Yes Source

Should the U.K. and Northern Ireland remain in the EU’s customs area after Brexit? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Yes Source

Should the number of countries in the European Union be reduced to 15? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Increase Source

Should intelligence agencies be merged to create a central EU agency? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Yes Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Increase Source

Should the European Commission be dismantled? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Social issues

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Pro-choice Source

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples Source

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes Source

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: No Source

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes Source

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Yes Source

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Healthcare issues

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Yes Source

Should Ireland adopt a public healthcare system similar to the NHS in Britain? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes Source

Should there be more or less privatization of hospital and healthcare services? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Less Source

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes, but only for medical use Source

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Yes Source

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Yes Source

Transportation issues

Should the government increase spending on public transportation? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Yes Source

Science issues

Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: No Source

Domestic Policy issues

Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Do you support a united Ireland? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes Source

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes, for most but not all drugs Source

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes Source

Should it be illegal to burn our national flag? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Yes Source

Should the Seanad be a wholly elected body? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Yes Source

Should the power-sharing provincial government be restored in Northern Ireland? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Yes Source

Should elected Members of Parliament in Northern Ireland be able to sit and participate in the Dáil? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: No, but there should be a representative role for Irish citizens living abroad and in Northern Ireland in a reformed Seanad. Source

Should the government ban gambling? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: No Source

Education issues

Should the Irish language remain a compulsory subject on the national curriculum? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: No Source

Should the UK abolish university tuition fees? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: No, but the Student Maintenance Grant and Assistant Fund should be higher. Source

Should girls be allowed to wear the niqab or burka in Catholic Schools? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: No Source

Should the free tuition fees scheme be available to foreign students? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: No Source

Environmental issues

Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: No, and the current government is over-regulating businesses Source

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Yes Source

Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Yes Source

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: No, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead Source

Do you support the practice of hunting foxes with dogs? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: No Source

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate? stats discuss

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Economic issues

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: No, there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salary Source

Should funding for social housing be increased? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Yes Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Lower the income tax rate and remove all existing tax loopholes for large corporations Source

Should water charges be abolished? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: No, but penalties should be levied on those who waste water. Source

Should bankers’ bonuses be capped at 100% of their pay? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes, and lower the cap to 20% Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government abolish the inheritance tax? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: No, but increase the tax-free allowance Source

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Maintain the current rate Source

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: More Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes, the government should intervene to boost a recovery Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Hurt, I support some private unions but am strongly against public unions Source

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Yes Source

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Decrease, to provide economic growth Source

Should citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Yes Source

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Do you support the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Immigration issues

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the country? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Yes Source

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Yes Source

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Yes Source

Should the government provide welfare benefits to foreigners? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes Source

Should immigrants be allowed to hold dual citizenship status? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Yes Source

Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Increase Source

Should the children of migrants who live in French territories be allowed to join their families? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Yes Source

Electoral issues

Should politicians be required to wait until the age of 65 to receive a pension? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: Yes Source

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes, but only for local and Presidential elections. Source

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: No Source

Should Irish citizens, living abroad and in Northern Ireland, have the right to vote in presidential elections? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes Source

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: EU citizens should have the right to vote in local and european elections, UK citizens have should have the right to vote in all elections and non-EU citizens shoukd have the right to vote in local elections. Source

Should the Seanad be abolished? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes Source

Should the number of elected representatives be reduced? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Criminal issues

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Should repeat offenders be entitled to free legal aid? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

Fine Gael’s answer: Yes Source

National Security issues

Should France continue to assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries? stats discuss

Fine Gael voters: No Source

Should laptops be banned on all direct flights departing from the Middle East? stats discuss

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