Renua Ireland believes in the nation state and will defend Ireland’s sovereignty. We will place Ireland’s interest first against all others. We are against further integration of the EU and believe strongly that the EU works best when member countries are recognised fully as sovereign nations coming together voluntarily, to promote economic cooperation rather than as a stepping stone to a federal Europe.
We will work to introduce an Australian-type points system for EU migration. We do not believe that the free movement of people is an essential element of any customs union. Renua would like to bring back the ‘Green’ passport. In 2006 Ireland abandoned the green passport in favour of the common ‘burgundy’ passport of the EU. The introduction of the green passport in 1927 was an important symbol of our new-found independence.
We would also like to set up a similar points system to manage immigration from Non-EEA countries. Preference will be given to those immigrants who can speak English, have skills that are not available in Ireland and can demonstrate a shared belief in our national values.
We will also require the Immigration Service to reach a decision on an asylum application within 6 months of an application being made. Those whose applications have been rejected must be detained or electronically monitored during any appeals process. If an appeal is rejected the Immigration Service will be required to remove the applicant from the State within 14 days, unlike the current system which fails to deport up to 80% of failed asylum seekers and allows them to remain in the state.
We will ensure that immigrants who commit serious crime in Ireland are deported once they have served their sentence, and ensure that local communities are consulted before any decision is made regarding the placing of a large number of refugees within their community area.
Renua believes that social cohesion is the willingness of all of us in society to cooperate with each other in order to be safe, secure and prosper together. We need to create a better future for all the people, our families and our communities. In making social cohesion a pillar Renua is proposing a transformative society that will raise the living standards and quality of life for everyone.
Renua believes that when the institutions of state are trustworthy, when they are seen to ensure the welfare of all of the people, when there is equality of opportunity to get ahead, regardless of age, ability, gender or social status, then social cohesion will happen. It will become the glue that will hold the nation together. All of this has implications for health, education, prosperity and the environment. Join Renua today and help us make this a reality and show the people of Ireland a brighter future.