8. Ireland not Self Sufficient or Self Reliant, is no longer Sovereign & is not Neutral.

  1. Has any Irish politician even conceived that Ireland should be self-sufficient, self-reliant? It seems they would rather keep us trapped/controlled by the EU; controlling what we can produce, sell, buy and export.

2. Food sovereignty would seem essential in a chaotic world. Current crises around the world highlights how venerable we are to fuel/energy and food shortages.

3. Ireland is a Resource Rich Nation according to the Petroleum Affairs Division of the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (2007). ‘Ireland on the verge of an oil and gas bonanza’

‘Ireland on the verge of an oil and gas bonanza’

May 2007 https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/ireland-on-the-verge-of-an-oil-and-gas-bonanza-26291757.html

4. Our farmers are paid not to farm, yet we import huge amounts of foreign produce we could be producing at home. While other farmers, even of medium sized farms, cannot earn an average wage and are being driven off the land by unfair trading conditions, to be replaced by fewer, bigger, more intensive farms, and factory farms, as per the EU model.

5. Our fishing worth c. €5bn/year is now owned/controlled by the EU. We sold our fishing to put our farmers on an EU drip feed; now the farmers are being axed.

The Case for Positive Active Neutrality:

Is Ireland being dragged into U.S. NATO, Russian War? Do we want Irish Defence Forces coming home in body bags from fighting EU, US or UN wars, or should we define and fulfill Ireland’s neutrality i.e., Ireland to hold a position of positive active neutrality with a functional ‘Defence Force’, and actively promote international global peace with justice; this to be enshrined in the Constitution of Ireland.

Ireland; The Case for Positive Active Neutrality, By Veterans Global Peace Network (VGPN www.vgpn.org) Read the article on https://theplatform.ie/ireland-the-case-for-positive-active-neutrality/