Requesting Audit of Facilities to Support Fishing Industry

At its regular meeting on 2nd October Cllr Ó Cadhla proposed that the Municipal District Council should look into the need for local industry. He pointed out that once upon a time Cobh was a busy fishing port, employing local people and that this should be examined again. Despite what has happened to Ireland’s fishing … Continue reading “Requesting Audit of Facilities to Support Fishing Industry”

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”

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”

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?”

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”

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”

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!”

Talk Talk scandal reveals conflicting interests

The people of Waterford are to lose a further 575 jobs.  Talk Talk announced closure last week giving only one months notice to staff – the minimum possible – even though some have 10 years service.  Some workers were left to hear the news through social media or news reports as they were not present … Continue reading “Talk Talk scandal reveals conflicting interests”

Deepening crisis demands a new type of response

The news this past week has been grim, the crisis is deepening. We have ever increasing numbers unemployed, continuing emigration, more families facing mortgage crisis and more cutbacks in essential services. These problems in our society are causing untold destruction to the lives of individuals, families and whole communities.  The domestic economy continues to contract … Continue reading “Deepening crisis demands a new type of response”