Immigration Control Platform
The Immigration Control Platform (ICP) (Irish: An Feachtas um Smacht ar Inimirce) is an Irish political grouping, which has run candidates in the 2002 and 2007 Irish general elections. It has not registered as a political party, so its candidates ran as independents.
The ICP has not applied for political party status. The ICP ran three candidates at the 2007 Irish general election; John Donnelly in Dublin North (286 votes, 0.52% of the votes cast), Ted Neville in Cork South Central (804, 1.36%) and Pat Talbot in Dublin Central (239, 0.69%). Nationally, the ICP received 0.064% of the total votes cast, about one vote for every 1,550 votes cast. In the 2009 Dublin Central by-election Patrick Talbot received 2.2 percent of the first preference votes.
The ICP refuses to reveal the sources of its funding or the size of its membership (both required for registration as a legitimate political party). In the past ICP organised picket protests often involving two or three people.
Immigration Control Platform has a public spokesperson or 'PRO' in Áine Ní Chonaill and an Executive Committee elected by the membership at its AGM.
The group describe their aims as follows:
- The aim of the organisation is to address the phenomenon of immigration to Ireland and to lobby Government for a tight immigration policy.
- The organisation aims at a very rigorous policy in relation to asylum-seekers, refugees, and a determined response to all illegal immigration.
- No one who holds views of racial superiority is welcome in the group.
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