Peace and Neutrality Alliance

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Peace and Neutrality Alliance
Irish: Comhaontas na Síochana is Neodrachta
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Formation1996
TypeNGO
Headquarters17 Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Chairman
Roger Cole
Websitewww.pana.ie

Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA) (Irish: Comhaontas na Síochana is Neodrachta) is an Irish anti-war grouping and a lobby group which campaigns to protect Irish neutrality. It was involved in a number of campaigns such as those against the State of Israel, against the Iraq War, against the use of Shannon Airport by the US military, and against the Republic of Ireland participating in the NATO-linked Western European Union (WEU).[1]

It was also involved in campaigns against the EU Rapid Reaction Force and European Union treaties which it believed would compromise Irish neutrality such as the Amsterdam Treaty, Nice Treaty and the Lisbon Treaty.[2]

The chairperson and spokesperson for PANA is the Labour Party member Roger Cole.[3] who is the public face of PANA, making contributions and submissions to various Oireachtas Committees such as the National Forum on Europe and the Committee on European Affairs.[4]

Rev. Terence McCaughey is the president and former CND spokesman Bruce Kent is an honorary vice-president of PANA.

PANA is supported by a variety of other trade union, religious, pressure and political groups such as the Green Party, An Conradh Ceilteach, Sinn Féin, Irish National Congress, Irish Missionary Union, Ionad Buail Isteach na Gaeilge, Latin American Solidarity Centre, National Platform, Communist Party of Ireland, Cork Council of Trade Unions, Dublin Council of Trade Unions, and Workers' Party of Ireland.

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