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Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should Ireland withdraw from the European Union?

  Party’s support baseNo, but renegotiate for strict limits on migration into the country and the terms of our monetary contributions

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Party’s support basePro-choice

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Party’s support baseYes


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Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Public statementsYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

the Environment  ›  Plastic Product Ban

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Neutrality

Should Ireland end its traditional policy of military neutrality?

  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Social Housing

Should funding for social housing be increased?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Ireland raise taxes on the rich?

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  NHS Healthcare System

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Irish Language Curriculum

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

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Public statementsYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

Education  ›  Tuition Fees

Should Ireland abolish university tuition fees?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo, too many people are innocently convicted

Domestic Policy  ›  United Ireland

Do you support a united Ireland?

  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

Should there be more or less privatisation of hospital and healthcare services?

  Public statementsLess, and there should be no privatization of the healthcare industry

Foreign Policy  ›  United States of Europe

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Retirement Age of Politicians

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Public statementsNo, this is a violation of free speech

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Party’s support baseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into Ireland?

  Party’s support baseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Public statementsIncrease for large multinational corporations but lower for small businesses

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Party’s support baseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fox Hunting

Do you support the practice of hunting foxes with dogs?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Water Charges

Should water charges be abolished?

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Safe Haven

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

  Party’s support baseYes, this is necessary to reduce the drug overdose death rate

Education  ›  Niqāb

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

  Party’s support baseYes, we should respect all cultural and religious traditions

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Public statementsFewer, and ensure benefits go to those that need it most

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

  Public statementsYes, but only for medical use

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and nationalise the banks

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Party’s support baseNo, more research is needed to measure the long term effects of fracking

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Ireland accept refugees from Syria?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should the government abolish the inheritance tax?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Army

Do you support the creation of a European Army?

  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Party’s support baseYes, we should respect all cultural traditions

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Backstop

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Public statementsYes, but in the form of increased spending on infrastructure

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Welfare Benefits

Should the government provide social welfare benefits to foreigners?

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they are working and paying taxes

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

Should the Chinese government be able to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Migrant Children

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Party’s support baseHelp

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should Ireland assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Party’s support baseNo, capture, interrogate, and imprison them instead

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to Ireland be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

  Party’s support baseYes, but they should not be able to claim citizenship status of more than two nations

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Party’s support baseIncrease, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union Countries

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Voting Rights Abroad

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of the Dáil?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Free Legal Aid

Should repeat offenders be entitled to free legal aid?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  European Commission

Should the European Commission be dismantled?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Northern Ireland Power Sharing

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Seanad Éireann Electoral System

Should the Seanad be a wholly elected body?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Post Brexit UK

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

  Party’s support baseDecrease

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

Should foreigners, currently residing in Ireland, have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only after living in the country for 10 years

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Ireland increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Party’s support baseDecrease

Elections  ›  Seanad Éireann Referendum

Should the Seanad be abolished?

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Ireland increase or decrease military spending?

  Public statementsIncrease

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseYes, except for felons convicted of murder or violent crimes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Elected Representatives

Should the number of elected representatives be reduced?

  Party’s support baseNo, but reduce their salaries and retirement benefits

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Irish flag?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Dáil Participation

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gambling

Should the government ban gambling?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo