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.”

Maureen Quill tells us to SHAG OFF!

This was the message delivered by Maureen Quill to a group of citizens collecting a petition asking for a referendum on our membership of the European Union. Ms. Quill is a former teacher with a history in politics, she is a former TD, member of Seanad Éireann and a former Lord Mayor of Cork city … Continue reading “Maureen Quill tells us to SHAG OFF!”

TiSA Trade in Services Agreement

The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is a proposed treaty between 23 Parties, including the EU and the United States. TiSA is to liberalise (i.e. privatise!) the worldwide trade of services such as banking, health care and transport. Currently most public services in the US are private, e.g. local police, prisons, education etc. TiSA will … Continue reading “TiSA Trade in Services Agreement”

CETA Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is similar to TTIP but is between Canada and the EU. The agreement is waiting for final approval by the Council of the European Union and the EU Parliament. Whether approval by all EU member states is needed is disputed, so is whether we citizens have any say. … Continue reading “CETA Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement”

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”

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?”


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”

A MODEST PROPOSAL – Jonathan Swift

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”

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”

Ráiteas Preas: (translation attached) An Conradh Fioscach

[box type=”info”]An Conradh Fioscach[/box] Ráiteas Preas: (translation attached), 17ú Bealtaine 2012 Seo cóip PDF den ráiteas, PDF copy of statement available here. Beidh taispeántas póstaeir agus ráiteas eisithe ón eagraíocht ‘thefuture Initiative’ ar an Luan seo chugainn (21ú lá) ag Meán Lae 12:00, taobh amuigh de gheataí Dáil Éireann, Teach Laighean, Baile Átha Cliath.   Tá … Continue reading “Ráiteas Preas: (translation attached) An Conradh Fioscach”