1916-2016 CENTENARY YEAR

To honour the Irishmen and Irishwomen of 1916 we must make a reality of the principles for which our forefathers laid down their lives – we must cherish the children of our nation equally, we must have unfettered control of our own destiny, we must assert our sovereign right. To do anything less is to … Continue reading “1916-2016 CENTENARY YEAR”

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 own policy preferences … but democracy requires us to accept that it is the right of the citizens to determine the policy of our state. … Continue reading “Someone has said that we need to fight for socialism?”

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 people for democracy and independence – even though it hasn’t been yet fully realised. However, our democratic rights have been usurped. Every since our Bunreacht … Continue reading “Our State is Constituted as Democratic”

Is Inequality in our Society Accepted?

In an article published today Vincent Browne presents a excellent analysis of the gross inequality in our society, not just in Ireland but worldwide.  But he suggests that this system of inequalities has the consent of the people, we disagree on that. ” The greatest trick capitalism has ever pulled was persuading the world its … Continue reading “Is Inequality in our Society Accepted?”

Interview: Chairman of Referendum Commission #oiref

The Referendum on Oireachtas Committee of Inquiries (Amendment 30) has shades of the ‘House Un-American Activities Committee’ of infamy during the USA’s McCartyite Era It is the view of thefuture Initiative that these powers are far in excess of what any Government inner circle should ever have – they replace the role of independent courts … Continue reading “Interview: Chairman of Referendum Commission #oiref”

Gallagher – the Dragon Emerges from his Lair

What about Seán Gallagher, former National Executive member of Fianna Fáil, looking like favourite in Presidential election? The business and corporate ethos remains to the fore. “Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.” — Benito Mussolini It is not proven that these words were ever … Continue reading “Gallagher – the Dragon Emerges from his Lair”

Constitutional Ammendments 29 & 30

Two amendments to our Constitution, Bunreacht na hÉireann have been included in the voting next Thursday, thefuture Initiative advocates a NO vote. The following article was issued by Kathy Sinnott, we feel it explains the case: For what it is worth, looking at the Irish Constitution (our rights and limits on government necessary to safeguard them) … Continue reading “Constitutional Ammendments 29 & 30”

Mattie McGrath did an interesting thing

Last week, in the final days of nominations for the Presidential election an interesting thing happened in South Tipperary.  Mattie McGrath TD went back to his constituency to get a decision on how he should vote on the question of whether he would nominate David Norris or not. Of course McGrath did not mean he … Continue reading “Mattie McGrath did an interesting thing”