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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Karl Marx

Someone has said that we need to fight for socialism?

In our opinion, neither 'Socialism', nor any other 'ism', can be the basis for building a united democratic movement of the people. It is good that we all have our ...
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Withdraw Irish Troops from Afghanistan Now

Withdraw Irish Troops from Afghanistan Now: PANA

Press Statement 2nd Oct. '12 by 'The Peace & Neutrality Alliance' Withdraw Irish Troops from Afghanistan Now The Peace & Neutrality Alliance campaigned against the Afghan War 2001-2012 before it ...
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“They Shall Not Pass!” is the Judgement of Enlightenment

 No Pasarán! 'Ils ne passeront pas! WE HAVE NO TIME FOR RACISM OR FASCISM! thefuture Initiative has removed a series of postings from our Facebook page, there were links from ...
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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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‘Ireland’s Future IV’ – Shall we draw a Conclusion?

The Awaken Ireland group has organised a series of "open space" discussions, which have covered many topics, but most interesting to us has been the broad question of democracy and ...
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Our State is Constituted as Democratic

Ireland IS a democracy, that is what the people constituted with the enactment of Bunreacht na hÉireann in 1937. Our state is the result of centuries of struggle by the ...
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Yes, we need to do something!

But, we must know what we are doing, and know something about what alternative there is - otherwise we just exchange Punch for Judy. I don't believe that the Gov't ...
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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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Encouraging Mr. Taft & ‘Civil Society’ towards Empowerment of the Citizens

In an article posted on the question of Constitutional and Peoples Conventions Michael Taft, economist, advanced the idea of "reputable groups" and "civil society" coming together to ... create a Peoples ...
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