New political party Renua have promised to seek compensation from the Swedish, Danish and Norwegian governments for crimes committed by the Vikings on Irish people.
The Vikings who originated from these countries travelled down to Ireland on raiding parties inflicting untold disaster on Irish coastal communities. The Christian monasteries provided rich loot for the raiding Norsemen. Now Renua want some repayment from the present day governments of the countries where the Vikings came from.
In a short statement outlining the policy a party spokesperson stated,”I know the Viking raids were almost a thousand years ago but the fact of the matter is that hundreds of million Euro in todays money was looted from this country by so called Vikings. These GANGS formed the foundation of these countries and the money they stole from Ireland helped. Now we want the money back and we think it is not only of financial importance but national pride. We aim to pursue this repayment through the EU Court of Justice and UN. It will be a major policy point in any coalition we might be part of.”