Demand Direct Investment in Public Housing

Government has opened Public Consultation on a review of it’s housing strategy – Rebuilding Ireland. Homelessness is at an all time high, families are in distress and the plans of Rebuilding Ireland are simply not solving the problem.  This review is an opportunity for citizens and communities to express their view, and this should be … Continue reading “Demand Direct Investment in Public Housing”

Beware Greek Bearing Gifts – Yanis Varoufakis.

Yanis Varoufakis recently launched the ‘Democracy in Europe Movement’ , aiming to reform the current European Union by persuading it to be democratic. Varoufakis says that it is better to “work within” the EU to fix it, rather than leaving, as proposed in the UK’s #Brexit referendum and as demanded by an increasing number of Europeans.   … Continue reading “Beware Greek Bearing Gifts – Yanis Varoufakis.”

Parade for RIGHTS in 2016

The following is the text of the talk delivered by Diarmaid Ó Cadhla at the parade held in Cork on the eve of the actual Centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, 23rd April. There is widespread celebration of the 1916 Rising, huge numbers are attending events to pay their respects to the men and women … Continue reading “Parade for RIGHTS in 2016”

State should Take-over Distressed Mortgages

PRESS RELEASE: Independent candidate Diarmaid Ó Cadhla is calling for immediate State intervention to solve the mortgage crisis in Ireland. The crisis in domestic mortgages was raised by Mr. Ó Cadhla as far back as November 2010 when he asked: “Should troubles mortgage holders stop paying the Banks?” Statistics from the Central Bank show that … Continue reading “State should Take-over Distressed Mortgages”

1916 – Let’s have a People’s Celebration?

Celebrate the Centenary by rebuilding the Unity of ‘Irishmen and Irishwomen’ in the great cause for which our Patriots struggled! A .PDF copy of this article can be downloaded here. Our Patriots wre self-less; they never counted the cost; they sought no fame; there was no greed; they were content to ‘scatter the seed’. Our … Continue reading “1916 – Let’s have a People’s Celebration?”

James Connolly was proud to raise the Green Flag of Ireland.

It is neither Social Class nor Philosophy, but Democracy that is the issue today Let’s make our own analysis of today’s conditions, to create a decent future is something we must do for ourselves. James Connolly made a unique and original contribution to our history. He revealed more on the fundamental truth previously highlighted, in … Continue reading “James Connolly was proud to raise the Green Flag of Ireland.”

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 our preferences determined the policy of Council? The vote in these elections is to decide who we want to represent us… do we continue with … Continue reading “Have they done their duty?”

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 their resistance to the many policy impositions that have taken place in recent years. In order to facilitate the development of a broad movement of … Continue reading “Ionad an Phobail – a Resource Centre for the People”

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 it from October next.  John Tierney, CEO has said that anyone who doesn’t pay will have their supply “disrupted“, whatever that means. We hear that … Continue reading “How many more scandals?”

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 the people. It is a sad reality that today the vast majority of citizens are effectively excluded from our democratic process, we have no say … Continue reading “Do we know what Local Government is?”