Sinn Fein is committed to the maintenance of positive neutrality and an
independent foreign policy. Neutrality is as valid today as it has been in
the past, as this generation of Irish people have invested it with new
meaning, relevant to the challenging international situation that they
- Being in favour of neutrality does not mean being anti-Europe. Ireland
should aim to promote European and International security through a policy
of disarmament and demilitarisation. Sinn Fein therefore opposes the
militarisation of the EU and the participation by Ireland in NATO, the
Western European Union or the Partnership for Peace.
- Military neutrality allows Ireland to maintain closer relationship with
people of the third world and to work with them for a more equal
distribution of the worlds resources.
- Sinn Fein opposes the creation of an EU army `to fight the resource wars
of the 21st century'. Involvement in an EU army would compromise the
valuable peace keeping role played by the Irish army serving abroad under
the auspices of the United Nations.