Roger Cole

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Roger Cole is the founder and chairman of the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA). He is an active member of the Irish Labour Party which he joined in 1967 and was on the national executive of the Irish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. [1]

He has stood for election for the Labour Party in Dún Laoghaire in the local elections, unsuccessfully.[2]

He has campaigned against the Iraq War and the use by the US military of Shannon Airport. He has spoken on behalf of the PANA at Oireachtas committees, the National Forum on Europe[3][4] and in the media.

He has campaigned against European Union (EU) militarisation and EU treaties such as the Treaty of Nice, which extend the EU powers into security and military matters.[5]

In 2008 he represented PANA at the hearings of the sub-committee on Ireland's Future in the European Union set up in the aftermath of the 'no' vote in the first referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon.[6]

References

  1. ^ Profile Roger Cole PANA Democracy International - European Referendum now
  2. ^ Roger Cole Election History www.electionsireland.org website
  3. ^ Statement at the National Forum on Europe by Roger Cole, Youtube
  4. ^ Ninety-Second plenary session of the National Forum On Europe, Dublin Castle National forum on Europe website
  5. ^ PANA Statement to Oireachtas Committee on EU AFfairs by Roger Cole, Chair of Peace and Neutrality Alliance, CAEUC website, 28 April 2008
  6. ^ Module III B: Ireland's Future engagement in the EU Video Oireachtas website, 21 November 2008


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