Corruption in Our Councils

The following is the text of a talk given by Cllr Diarmaid Ó Cadhla on 19th February 2019 at a public meeting entitled: End Corruption at City Hall It is easy for us to call the dealings of City Hall corrupt, the evidence is all around us, unfortunately it escapes many who get fooled by … Continue reading “Corruption in Our Councils”

Morrison’s Island Objection

  The SecretaryAn Bord Pleanála64 Marlborough StreetDublin 1D01 V902 12th February 2019 Reference: 303247 Morrison’s Island, Cork city I wish to OBJECT to the above proposed scheme. I consider that the system of river-side walls proposed for Morrison’s Island is a mistake and should not be allowed the following are the reasons: I do not … Continue reading “Morrison’s Island Objection”

Housing Protest outside City Hall, Cork

Housing Protest outside City Hall, Cork Thursday 31st January, 10am. Statement released today by Cork’s Housing Actions Group The protest is to support families that are once again the victims of the senseless homeless policy being followed by Cork City Council. We campaigned strongly for the closure of the Homeless Persons Unit at Drinan Street … Continue reading “Housing Protest outside City Hall, Cork”

Local Elections – Cork City

Statement: In a statement today Cllr Diarmaid Ó Cadhla confirmed that he will be standing as an independent candidate in the coming local elections.  Cllr Ó Cadhla, currently representing the Cobh Electoral Area in Co. Cork, will seek election to Cork City Council in the South East Ward where he lives. Cllr Ó Cadhla, who … Continue reading “Local Elections – Cork City”

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!”