Sinn Féin’s International brief falls into four distinct areas:
- Working with governments and international organisations seeking their support to advance the search for peace in Ireland;
- Developing links with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and others campaigning for social and economic justice throughout the world;
- Developing and promoting Sinn Féin policy on international issues;
- Strengthening relations and sharing experiences with people in struggle, e.g. South Africa;
As part of our work of ensuring continued support for the peace process Sinn Féin has an office in New York City which informs and updates the Congress and White House. We also work with Irish American organisations who keep the issues of justice and freedom on the American political and media agenda.
Sinn Féin believes that the first step towards reducing poverty, injustice and inequality in developing countries is the comprehensive cancellation of unpayable world debt. In this regard Sinn Féin supports the Jubilee 2000 campaign.
Sinn Féin is committed to the maintenance of positive neutrality and an independent foreign policy both in the context of a 26 county state and in a future united Ireland. We are for positive neutrality in action.
- Opposition to membership of NATOs so called Partnership for Peace;
- Strengthen our unique position on the international stage as a neutral state in Europe;
- Promote European and International security through a policy of disarmament and demilitarisation;
People in Struggle
Sinn Féin has built up fraternal links with many struggles throughout the world. We actively campaigned against Apartheid in South Africa and maintain fraternal links with the ruling African National Congress. We support the Basque peoples right to national self determination and campaign against the illegal US blockade of Cuba.
Sinn Féin spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pádraig MacLochlainn TD today presented his party's submission to the Review of the White Paper on Irish Aid at Leinster House. The submission was compiled by Deputy Mac Lochlainn and the party's advisor on Foreign Affairs, Kaniah Cusack. Read more
Support for Irish neutrality has been a core republican value since the time of the United Irishmen. But it has never been more relevant than in the 21st century. Irish military neutrality has been a source of our unique position in the world, a source of strength and legitimacy. Through… Read more