A Social Europe
Labour Party Manifesto

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Building a more progressive European Union

Labour remains and will continue to be committed to the project of a social Europe. We believe that Ireland will be strong and our interests are best served when there is a strong European Union.

Labour in Government has been a consistent voice in support of a more social and integrated European Union.

Our plan for the next five years:

  • Support Britain remaining as a full member of the EU and oppose any arrangement which serves to erect barriers between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
  • Support a more effective role for national parliaments in questioning and proposing European legislation
  • Work with social democratic parties across Europe for reform of the fiscal rules for expenditure on capital and infrastructure
  • Encourage a strengthened EU response to the need to relocate and resettle refugees