Published in 1729, learn about this work of satire on Wiki. For preventing the children of poor people in Ireland, from being a burden on their parents or country, and for making them beneficial to the publick. by Dr. Jonathan Swift It is a melancholy object to those, who walk through this great town, or travel … Continue reading “A MODEST PROPOSAL – Jonathan Swift”
Tag: Economic Crisis
Austerity in the Interests of Paying Gamblers!
The issue with the policy of austerity, household taxes, water charges, reduced services etc. is that this is NOT the preferred policy of the Irish people – the evidence says that the opposite is true. Austerity is simply to pay for the bailout of Europe’s banking system and currency. Even though Ireland only represents 1% … Continue reading “Austerity in the Interests of Paying Gamblers!”
Letter from Ballyhea: Selling the Soul of a Nation
Ballyhea Charleville Co. Cork November 29th 2012 SELLING THE SOUL OF A NATION Dear Sir or Madam; On the eve of yet another Austerity Budget it’s timely to ask – what if we hadn’t bailed out the banks? Would we be better off, would we be worse off? I could dazzle you with numbers at … Continue reading “Letter from Ballyhea: Selling the Soul of a Nation”
Yes, we need to do something!
But, we must know what we are doing, and know something about what alternative there is – otherwise we just exchange Punch for Judy. I don’t believe that the Gov’t care one bit how much we protest, and they like it all the more when we appeal to THEM – it puts them in the … Continue reading “Yes, we need to do something!”
Encouraging Mr. Taft & ‘Civil Society’ towards Empowerment of the Citizens
In an article posted on the question of Constitutional and Peoples Conventions Michael Taft, economist, advanced the idea of “reputable groups” and “civil society” coming together to … create a Peoples Convention… Needless to say we have something to say in that regard. We are encouraged that Mr Taft would want to address the problems and … Continue reading “Encouraging Mr. Taft & ‘Civil Society’ towards Empowerment of the Citizens”
Letter re: Chambers Ireland & their slavishness to FDI
The following is the text of a letter I wrote to the papers dated 27th May 2012, it was published by Cork’s Evening Echo and by the Irish Independent. The letter was promoted by hearing repeatedly that various business associations, Chambers Ireland and Retail Ireland included, were again repeating the call for a Yes vote, … Continue reading “Letter re: Chambers Ireland & their slavishness to FDI”
An Invitation to Discussion – to all Citizens & Organisations
We the People Must Organise to Empower Ourselves! Some of us have spent decades campaigning on various issues, taking positions in defence of the people’s interests, advocating what we consider to be progressive policies. We have condemned the powers-that-be for their disgraceful abuse of the people’s mandate. We have protested and written articles, we have … Continue reading “An Invitation to Discussion – to all Citizens & Organisations”
Vótáil i gCoinne an Conradh Fioscach!
Tá thefuture Initiative tar éis 350 póstaer a chur amach i gcoinne an Conradh Fioscach, le dhá phointe dhéag dhifriúla ar fad orthu, agus meascán dathanna chun aird a tharraingt orthu. An príomh rud a seasann amach ar na bpóstaeir seo ná gur ina hiomlán i nGaeilge atá siad, agus cén fáth ná bheadh! É … Continue reading “Vótáil i gCoinne an Conradh Fioscach!”
Is there No End to this Crisis?
This weeks’ discussion on the question of water meters, and the revelation that there will be problems applying it to one third of households, tells its own story. It was the same with the household and septic tank charges, there is a blinkered haste to impose this policy. The point is that this policy is … Continue reading “Is there No End to this Crisis?”
A letter from Diarmuid O’Flynn – Ballyhea Says No!
Ballyhea Charleville Co. Cork 086 2752664 February 17th 2012 Dear Sir/Madam: IRELAND ENSLAVED We are an enslaved people, our function to provide funds for the major European and world financial institutions. As slaves, and in common with the people of Greece, another enslaved nation, we have no rights, we have only uses. People wonder … Continue reading “A letter from Diarmuid O’Flynn – Ballyhea Says No!”