Fine Gael and Labour are two parties which have never being very keen on Irish sovereignty. Despite FG claiming to have their origins in 1916 and the war of Independence they represent the continuity of John Redmond and Irish Parliamentary Party. Essentially the IPP wanted a government with limited powers in Dublin but within the British Empire. John Bruton best represents this tradition as he placed a portrait of Redmond in the Taoiseach's Office while grovelling to the British Monarchy. Essentially these types regret ever breaking the link with Britain and since 1973 have gone cap in hand to the Germans and French for a new Empire to rule over them and secure their landed and business interests.
Labour claims to descend from Connolly and his socialist-republicanism. I haven't enough time to give an historic critique of the Labour Party but essentially in the 70s the party was taken over by westbrit intellectuals like Conor Cruise O'Brien who despised Irish culture and hoped that by handing the country over to Brussels, european civilisation and social-democracy might rub off on us.
This government have done nothing to return sovereignty to the people. We have no control over fiscal or monetary policy. Kenny and Gilmore are happy to hand over all powers to unelected technocrats who are unnaccountable to the Irish people. The Dáil is a worthless talking shop and Ireland has become a province under the jackboot of German bankers in Frankfurt.
Of course Fianna Fáil are no better. They are the worst type of pseudo-republicans. Under Lemass FF began to become the party of builders and shady businessmen. This eventually led to Haughey and his gang of criminals taking over the party. The descendants of the provisional IRA cannot be trusted either.
Does anyone care about Sovereignty anymore? Should we just lie down and accept the Supernational (ie German) government of Europe?