Democratic Reform recognizes that no nation is economically sovereign, not Ireland, not the “European Union” not even the “United States of America” However the proposals of Democratic Reform are based on the belief that the Irish government, alone has the authority to manage the Irish economy on behalf of and in the interest of the Irish people. The future of Ireland is seen (by some) as part of a “United States of Europe”. with a European Parliament, President, and Government. This poses a very important question.
Who manages the Irish Economy ?
Is the government we elect in charge of the Irish economy, or are they subject to the directives of the European Commission. To quote a Fine Gael minister, during the water charges debate in Leinster House (5Th April 2017)
We cannot introduce legislation, which is contrary to a European Directive. and which will render Ireland liable to fines for breach of EU law.