Currently, the status quo of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil has seen Ireland struggle to bring effective social or economic change to people in Ireland, and yet, they are often seen as the only pragmatic options on the ballot paper. Other parties, meanwhile, suffer a lack of public confidence, based on their history, rhetoric, or past record in coalition.
The key advantage with Volt is that, with over 40,000 members across Europe, the call for a mandate for better politics is loud and clear. The problems that affect Ireland, from the housing crisis to public spending mismanagement, also affect other member states of the EU. If the older Irish parties are unable to resolve the issues we face, then Volt wants to rise to the challenge; working in the same breath in Ireland as with our colleagues across Europe. Read more on our policy portfolio here.