This website has been running since 2009, here is some biographic information on the editor, Diarmaid Ó CADHLA.
In 2007 we began an organised investigation into the state of politics in Ireland – with a view to contributing something favorable to the people – we called this effort “thefuture Initiative“. In the course of time many ideas have reached clarification, primarily the idea that is An Chomhdháil Phobail | The People’s Convention, but also the practical question as to how we can work for empowerment in the specific conditions that exist in Ireland today.
We have lead by example – being part of: hosting a public Information Stall every Saturday since mid-2011; organising countless public meetings, discussion forums and protests; writing hundreds of articles and printing well over 500,000 flyers in the process. We opened a full-time Community Resource Centre, Ionad an Phobail at no. 99 Douglas Street in Cork – it is part of a national network of information centres providing professional services, free of charge, in the areas of Housing, Social Welfare and Employment Rights.
Diarmaid Ó Cadhla (editor) acknowledges that this website and our initiative is only part of a broad movement that is developing. Everyone owns the movement for change, we all have a duty to contribute to the collective – otherwise rule by vested interests will continue.
We remain dedicated to the cause of the great majority of humanity – but we are focused first in Cork, then in Ireland. Our greatest contribution to humanity is that we firstly solve the problems on our own door-step, this will be the greatest act of solidarity worldwide.
Diarmaid has contested many elections as an Independent non-Party candidate in Cork. The People’s Convention is backing Diarmaid and a number of other People’s Candidates, each of whom has committed to representing the people and has shown in practice that they are sincere in this stance, each has signed THE PEOPLE’S CONTRACT.
The name “thefuture Initiative” continues to be used throughout this site and elsewhere, it’s original “About” page can be viewed here.
For now, this site carries political analysis of current affairs, mainly written by Diarmaid Ó Cadhla, but also re-publishing others and some key historic documents of interest to modern times.
Your contributions and support are invited, together we are stronger, be in contact.