The Political Party Elite have Disgraced Cork County Council

This morning Council refused to nominate a candidate for the Presidential Election, yet there was only one proposed, Ms Gemma O’Doherty. Under our Constitution, Local Authorities have a duty to “provide a forum for democratic representation” – this hasn’t applied today, the democratic choice of the citizens is being limited. It is as if the … Continue reading “The Political Party Elite have Disgraced Cork County Council”

Councils, TDs & Senators fail the Citizens

Oireachtas Members Disgrace Themselves! The statement released tonight by independent members of the Oireachtas reveals the sorry state of our democratic processes – does individual responsibility even exist? Just 19 independent TDs and Senators met and they have adopted a collective cop-out, none taking individual responsibility for their lack of action. There and sins committed … Continue reading “Councils, TDs & Senators fail the Citizens”

Presidential Election Must be Full Field

Citizens are looking for new politics, recent elections have proven this, and more change should be expected.  The next landmark in political life is the coming Presidential election, but there is a danger that democratic choice is being restricted. It is vital that limits are not placed on democracy, we need to facilitate a full … Continue reading “Presidential Election Must be Full Field”

Jobs for Disabled People?

The following is the text of a letter addressed to both the City and County Sheriff in Cork asking that positive discrimination towards people with disabilities be applied to the employment of staff for the coming Presidential Election. Addressed to both the City and County Sheriff, who act as Returning Officer in elections. I have … Continue reading “Jobs for Disabled People?”

The Politics of Private Member Clubs?

The foundation of any democratic system is that it should affirm and defend the rights of the people. Our own history has produced many documents declaring this, not least of which is the Proclamation of the Irish Republic in 1916. The Constitution of 1937 affirmed the right of the people “to decide all questions of national policy”. However, we … Continue reading “The Politics of Private Member Clubs?”

Sráid an Drinán le Dúnadh!

(English at end of report. These are  the flowers of hope) Tá an tAonad do Dhaoine gan Dídean, i Sráid an Drinán i gcathair Chorcaí le dúnadh roimh dheireadh na bliana, nó chomh luath agus is féidir. Is é sin an tuairim atá ag an gComhairleoir Diarmaid Ó Cadhla tar éis don Ghrúpa um Gníomh … Continue reading “Sráid an Drinán le Dúnadh!”

Cruinniú Faoi Todhchaí ‘Sráid an Drinán’

Tá cruinniú socruithe idir an Grúpa Um Gníomh Tithíochta (Housing Action Group?) agus lucht bainistíochta an Roinn Gnóthaí Fostaíochta & Coimirce Sóisialtaí i gCorcaigh maidir le todhchaí an tAonad do Dhaoine gan Dídean i sráid an Drinán. Beidh an cruinniú ag a 3 a chlog De Luan seo chugainn, 30ú Iúil. Is mar thoradh ar … Continue reading “Cruinniú Faoi Todhchaí ‘Sráid an Drinán’”

Homeless Persons Unit at Drinan Street must be Closed Down!

STATEMENT TO MEDIA by Housing Action Group Cork’s Housing Action Group are holding a second protest at the Homeless Persons Unit at Drinan Street in Cork tomorrow, Wednesday 25th, starting at 9.30am. The group are calling for the facility to be closed down and fit-for-purpose facilities and services to be provided, so that vulnerable service … Continue reading “Homeless Persons Unit at Drinan Street must be Closed Down!”

Lack of Democracy and Indifference of Party Politicians is Revealed

The outstanding question arising out of An Bord Pleanála’s decision to allow Indaver to proceed with the incinerator at Ringaskiddy is that of democracy. How can planning be granted in the face of unanimous opposition from the wider community, in Ringaskiddy and throughout the Cork harbour area? What has happened to our representative democracy, why … Continue reading “Lack of Democracy and Indifference of Party Politicians is Revealed”

PICKET on Homeless Persons Unit, Drinan Street.

The Homeless Persons Unit at Drinan Street should be closed down. This Thursday, 21st June, the Housing Action Group will picket the Homeless Persons Unit at Drinan Street, and hand in an official letter of complaint to the HSE. The picket is to protest the disrespect shown to homeless people and families at the HSE … Continue reading “PICKET on Homeless Persons Unit, Drinan Street.”