TTIP Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is an agreement between the EU and the United States; similar to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  Taken together these ‘agreements’ ensure US control over world trade, ignoring other interested parties such as Russia and China and even the World Trade Organisation … Continue reading “TTIP Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership”

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”

Letter to my Neighbours

IRISH WATER ? A .PDF image of the A5 flyer used to distribute this letter can be downloaded here. Dear Neighbour, I would like to encourage you to support the Boycott of Irish Water – because it is the right thing to do. Government policy to impose water charges is wrong, it is not in … Continue reading “Letter to my Neighbours”

ROSSA IRISH REBEL

This letter was received by the O’Donovan Rossa Centenary Commemoration Committee from William Cole Rossa (great-grandson of Rossa), for use at yesterdays ANTI-EVICTION, POVERTY AND FORCED-EMIGRATION march and rally in Cork. The committee will continue to organise events (on a non-Party political basis) around the Centenary of the 1916 Rising.  Interested groups or individuals are invited … Continue reading “ROSSA IRISH REBEL”

Elmvale Residence Resist Water Meters

Elmvale residence continue their resistance to Irish Water, they have invited people to join them at 5.30am in anticipation of the early arrival of work crews.  They are taking a stand to resist the imposition of water meters in their estate… along with many others throughout the country. So far Irish Water have used heavy … Continue reading “Elmvale Residence Resist Water Meters”

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 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 problem gambler being promised that once they have paid their losses they will be allowed straight back into the bookies office – that they should … Continue reading “Do we feel saved?”

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 Manager to Newbridge Credit Union in January 2012 and now the Transfer Order were made on an ex-parte basis.  This means that there was no … Continue reading “Statement on Behalf of the Board of Directors Of Newbridge Credit Union Limited”

BALLYHEA PROPOSALS TO LIFT IRELAND’S BANK DEBT BURDEN

The following was published by the Ballyhea/Charleville Says NO! group, a .PDF copy of this document can be downloaded here. There is a major imbalance in Ireland’s contribution to the current Europe-wide crisis. To correct that imbalance, and after consultation with several experts in the field, the Ballyhea & Charleville group, part of the growing … Continue reading “BALLYHEA PROPOSALS TO LIFT IRELAND’S BANK DEBT BURDEN”