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Requesting Audit of Facilities to Support Fishing Industry

At its regular meeting on 2nd October Cllr Ó Cadhla proposed that the Municipal District Council should look into the need for local industry. He pointed out that once upon ...
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Demand Direct Investment in Public Housing

Government has opened Public Consultation on a review of it’s housing strategy – Rebuilding Ireland. Homelessness is at an all time high, families are in distress and the plans of ...
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Yanis-Varoufakis

Beware Greek Bearing Gifts – Yanis Varoufakis.

Yanis Varoufakis recently launched the ‘Democracy in Europe Movement’ , aiming to reform the current European Union by persuading it to be democratic. Varoufakis says that it is better to ...
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Parade for RIGHTS in 2016

The following is the text of the talk delivered by Diarmaid Ó Cadhla at the parade held in Cork on the eve of the actual Centenary of the 1916 Easter ...
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State should Take-over Distressed Mortgages

PRESS RELEASE: Independent candidate Diarmaid Ó Cadhla is calling for immediate State intervention to solve the mortgage crisis in Ireland. The crisis in domestic mortgages was raised by Mr. Ó ...
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1916 – Let’s have a People’s Celebration?

Celebrate the Centenary by rebuilding the Unity of ‘Irishmen and Irishwomen’ in the great cause for which our Patriots struggled! A .PDF copy of this article can be downloaded here ...
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James Connolly was proud to raise the Green Flag of Ireland.

It is neither Social Class nor Philosophy, but Democracy that is the issue today Let’s make our own analysis of today’s conditions, to create a decent future is something we ...
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Have they done their duty?

An article by Diarmaid Ó Cadhla With elections coming in May we need to ask whether we have been represented by our Council? Have we been consulted on the issues? have ...
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Ionad an Phobail – a Resource Centre for the People

People are forming campaign groups and various political initiatives everywhere. Such developments are testimony to the great energy of people and their search for solutions, it is also testimony to ...
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How many more scandals?

Welcome to 2014, not much has changed I'm afraid, the scandals continue. On January 1st our water services were handed over to Irish Water, we are to be charged for ...
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Do we know what Local Government is?

There are elections due in May... Politics these days is almost like a dirty word, it is associated with junkets, corruption, back-room deals, dishonesty, dynasties and generally something divorced from ...
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Do we feel saved?

The Troika 'bailout' programme ended on the 15th December, we are advised that we are emerging successfully from the economic crisis and are ready to re-enter 'the markets'. Imagine a ...
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Austerity in the Interests of Paying Gamblers!

The issue with the policy of austerity, household taxes, water charges, reduced services etc. is that this is NOT the preferred policy of the Irish people - the evidence says ...
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Will Irish Unity mean the Empowerment of the People?

There is a new Page opened on Facebook, called "1 Million Voices for Irish Unity", a thing we agree with.  It has prompted the following comment: Let's give some thought ...
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Discussion about Empowerment – Awaken Forum

The Awaken Ireland Forum is continuing every two weeks at the Imperial Hotel in Cork.  The forum is a facilitated 'open space' discussion, where participants select the topics they wish ...
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Politics with a Perspective for Empowerment

A new Facebook page dealing with Politics in Cork has opened. I hope this page will encourage debate to on how the people can address the most serious problem in ...
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Political ‘Reform’ raises it’s Ugly head – to Deceive us!

In the Irish Times today Fintan O'Toole comments on the Governments reform proposals, describing them as "feeble", but he is just adding more of the same meaningless proposals. Our comment ...
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An Invitation to Discussion – to all Citizens & Organisations

We the People Must Organise to Empower Ourselves! Some of us have spent decades campaigning on various issues, taking positions in defence of the people’s interests, advocating what we consider ...
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Vótáil i gCoinne an Conradh Fioscach!

Tá thefuture Initiative tar éis 350 póstaer a chur amach i gcoinne an Conradh Fioscach, le dhá phointe dhéag dhifriúla ar fad orthu, agus meascán dathanna chun aird a tharraingt ...
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Is there No End to this Crisis?

This weeks' discussion on the question of water meters, and the revelation that there will be problems applying it to one third of households, tells its own story.  It was ...
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Bréagadóirí ar fad atá sna Páirtithe Polaitiúla – gach duine acu!

Is deacair a chreidiúint go bhfuil bliain imithe ón lá a síneadh an conradh fealltach sin leis an Troika - an IMF/ECB/EU, an 'bailout' mar a ghlaotar air go minic.  ...
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Is Inequality in our Society Accepted?

In an article published today Vincent Browne presents a excellent analysis of the gross inequality in our society, not just in Ireland but worldwide.  But he suggests that this system ...
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Shameful neglect of ‘Special Needs’ highlighted

A packed meeting last week heard upsetting stories from hard pressed parents, teachers and Special Needs Assistants (SNA).  These normally silent and voiceless people suffer from services withdrawn by the ...
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Social Welfare Fraud

More on welfare ‘Fraud’, the values are bogus.

We have condemned Minister Burton's Campaign Against Welfare Fraud as being a witch-hunt against the weakest in our society.  She is appealing to the basest intellect - encouraging neighbours to ...
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Burton’s Campaign Against Social Welfare Fraud

Joan Burton's anti-fraud campaign is encouraging us to report anyone suspected of making false or improper welfare claims.  She says that there are hundreds of millions being recovered in this ...
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Foreign Direct Investment is a mistake

Talk Talk scandal reveals conflicting interests

The people of Waterford are to lose a further 575 jobs.  Talk Talk announced closure last week giving only one months notice to staff - the minimum possible - even ...
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Deepening crisis demands a new type of response

The news this past week has been grim, the crisis is deepening. We have ever increasing numbers unemployed, continuing emigration, more families facing mortgage crisis and more cutbacks in essential ...
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Fiach Mac Conghail – Tadhg an dá thaobh?

In an article in today's Irish Times Fiach Mac Conghail outlines a number of political reforms that he supports, in a hands-off sort of way. The ideas are put out ...
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An Chomhdháil Phobail | The People’s Convention

Your assistance is needed in getting a new initiative off the ground. We are pleased to pass on the following information: The new An Chomhdháil Phobail / The Peoples Convention ...
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Should troubled mortgage holders stop paying the banks?

Such a question usually draws gasps of “you must be realistic” or “oh you don’t understand anything, do you” from the well paid ‘experts’ in economics and politics - because such ...
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“Yes, we are all different”, they say – the lie is admitted!

All of the Cartel parties have confirmed that their policy on the economy is the same, what else matters? We have already seen their attitude towards democracy itself, especially so ...
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Who had the largest ever republican funeral in Cork?

Tadhg Barry was a patriot and a great friend and advocate of the working class. A very interesting lecture was delivered last Tuesday evening at the Solidarity Bookshopon Douglas Street, Cork.  ...
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Stefan Adami from Slovakia is dead – shame on our state!

Firstly, our condolence to the wife and family of Stefan on their tragic loss, may he rest in peace. I was driving on Wednesday when this shocking story hit the ...
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Joe Costello & Labour are part of the Cartel

Yesterday, Joe Costello, the Labour Party TD in Dublin Central, made a big deal of supporting the “Community & Voluntary Sector”, outlining how hard pressed this sector actually is and highlighting ...
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Should we withdraw from the bond and currency markets?

The big powers consider the currency crisis This past weekend the IMF & G20 failed to agree on currency policy and broke up leaving continued uncertainty on the management of currency markets ...
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USA will print more currency, again – Quantitative Easing

U.S. stocks prices have lifted since Tuesday as details from the US Federal Reserve latest meeting announced that it’s central bank will once again flood markets with cheap cash to ...
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Lisbon Treaty: Lack of democracy is still the issue.

They keep telling us what to do! In 2002 we were brought back to vote a 2nd time on the Nice Treaty, we were told we got it wrong and ...
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The Lisbon Treaty – No Jobs – More War.

Press Release 2/10/10   Peace & Neutrality Alliance The Lisbon Treaty - No Jobs - More War October 2 marks the anniversary of the second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty ...
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The vested interests persist with plunder!

William Slattery, left. The merry dance continues ... In the past few days another ‘independent’ commentator, with clear vested interests, said we should cut 30,000 jobs in the Public service. First ...
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Planning for sustainable economy in Ireland …

The first point about economic planning in Ireland is that it should be done in the service of the Irish people.  It will not shock very many if we suggest ...
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What do you think – is this the way forward?

The economic and political crisis seems to deepen on a daily basis now, there is no shortage of fresh scandal or insult upon insult to the people. Nero played the ...
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What are the most revolutionary ideas today?

A reader on our Facebook page has contributed a posting which from start to end states: “IRA”. Others in the ‘left wing’ have commented to us in a similar way; about ...
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Let us lay claim to Our Democracy!

We went to a small meeting recently to hear about an idea that will empower the people of this country – and indeed might apply in any country. There is ...
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Responding to our own conscience and consciousness.

It is 12 months since thefuture Initiative took its first steps here, on the world-wide-web, responding to the crisis facing Ireland and all of humanity. This has placed us onto ‘the ...
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Lined up to announce the great achievement

Monday gave us the spectacle of our esteemed leaders lining up in the manner of some great occasion of state - bringing out all the heads - to tell us ...
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Our economy is crippled – but there’s no shortage of support for finance capital.

This week An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, is in the United States to visit Wall Street and it’s leaders – he must think economic salvation lies with American investors … so ...
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Support rally for dismissed Connolly Shoes workers

thefuture Initiative would like to ask all fair minded people to support the Connolly Shoes workers in their fight for decent working conditions. The rally takes place at Connolly Footwear, ...
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For what died the sons of Róisín?

Leader of the Easter Rising 1916 Pádraig Mac Piarais, born 10 November 1879, executed 3 May 1916. Together he and James Connolly united the patriotic movement with that of the ...
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What should the working class demand in the face of this economic crisis?

Download a .PDF image of the published A4 leaflet here... Cutbacks.pdf (includes additional items) The original publication included the words of ’Be Moderate’/’We only want the Earth’ by James Connolly, they are ...
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It’s a YES vote on the Lisbon Treaty, with a 2 to 1 majority.

The people have voted in favour of the Lisbon Treaty, we must consider why? Why, at the request of the cartel parties and other vested interests, have the people reversed ...
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No to bailouts for the bankers and developers!

Section of the march against NAMA on O’Connell Street, Dublin, September 12th 2009. NO TO NAMA - NOT ONE CENT IN CUTBACKS! On September 12th the Irish People’s Union organised ...
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Votáil i gcoinne Liospóin! Vote NO to Lisbon!

thefuture Initiative issued an A4 leaflet on 3rd Sept., for distribution in Cork, Waterford and Dublin as part of the campaign for a NO Vote The articles are re-produced in ...
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Behind the talk, what do they really want?

Vote No to the Lisbon Treaty! The fundamental aim of the Lisbon Treaty is to provide the legal basis for expanding the remit of the EU from being purely an ...
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We are already involved with military actions that are not led by the United Nations

Using the now common “UN approval” endorsement, rather than direct UN leadership, our government has committed large resources and personnel to EU and NATO led military missions. As at July ...
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Lisbon Treaty is a plan to deceive people and deny democracy

The following comments show the thinking behind the original EU Constitution and it’s re-drafting as the Lisbon Treaty - after it became clear that it wouldn’t be supported by the ...
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Support the anti-NAMA Protests in Cork & Dublin

Where : St. Patrick’s Bridge, Cork City. When : 3.00 PM Saturday 19th September 2009 Organised by the ‘Cork United Alliance Against The Cuts’ Where : Garden of Remembrance, Dublin. When : ...
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