Statement on Behalf of the Board of Directors Of Newbridge Credit Union Limited

Statement on Behalf of the Board of Directors Of Newbridge Credit Union Limited Introduction: The decision by the Central Bank to obtain a High Court Order to appoint a Special Manager to Newbridge Credit Union in January 2012 and now the Transfer Order were made on an ex-parte basis.  This means that there was no … Continue reading “Statement on Behalf of the Board of Directors Of Newbridge Credit Union Limited”

BALLYHEA PROPOSALS TO LIFT IRELAND’S BANK DEBT BURDEN

The following was published by the Ballyhea/Charleville Says NO! group, a .PDF copy of this document can be downloaded here. There is a major imbalance in Ireland’s contribution to the current Europe-wide crisis. To correct that imbalance, and after consultation with several experts in the field, the Ballyhea & Charleville group, part of the growing … Continue reading “BALLYHEA PROPOSALS TO LIFT IRELAND’S BANK DEBT BURDEN”

A MODEST PROPOSAL – Jonathan Swift

Published in 1729, learn about this work of satire on Wiki. For preventing the children of poor people in Ireland, from being a burden on their parents or country, and for making them beneficial to the publick. by Dr. Jonathan Swift It is a melancholy object to those, who walk through this great town, or travel … Continue reading “A MODEST PROPOSAL – Jonathan Swift”

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 that the opposite is true. Austerity is simply to pay for the bailout of Europe’s banking system and currency.  Even though Ireland only represents 1% … Continue reading “Austerity in the Interests of Paying Gamblers!”

We the People & ‘The Rebel’ – a poem by Pádraig Mac Piarais

‘The People’ are greater than those that hold them, and stronger and purer… they have but need of courage… We would like to contribute something on behalf of the people of Ireland. As concerned individuals, commentators and organisations consider the situation facing our country the discussion often degrades into critical comment on the people. Some … Continue reading “We the People & ‘The Rebel’ – a poem by Pádraig Mac Piarais”

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 as to how unity is going to come about, to what purpose and on what basis? James Fintan Lalor declared he “had never gone into … Continue reading “Will Irish Unity mean the Empowerment of the People?”

Letter from Ballyhea: Selling the Soul of a Nation

Ballyhea Charleville Co. Cork November 29th 2012 SELLING THE SOUL OF A NATION Dear Sir or Madam; On the eve of yet another Austerity Budget it’s timely to ask – what if we hadn’t bailed out the banks? Would we be better off, would we be worse off? I could dazzle you with numbers at … Continue reading “Letter from Ballyhea: Selling the Soul of a Nation”

Killing an Ghaeilge! slowly…

Recent talk about the new Gaeltacht Act 2012 – Acht na Gaeltachta, 2012, the reduced status of the Language Rights Commissioner, the cutting of funding for language development and deeper neglect within the education system and public services generally prompted this quick comment.  The subject deserves more comment, it is central to the future of … Continue reading “Killing an Ghaeilge! slowly…”

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 to discuss themselves and break into group discussions, later coming together to share at the end of the evening.  Topic selection varies with the participants … Continue reading “Discussion about Empowerment – Awaken Forum”

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 services. These problems in our society are causing untold destruction to the lives of individuals, families and whole communities.  The domestic economy continues to contract … Continue reading “Deepening crisis demands a new type of response”