Will Irish Unity mean the Empowerment of the People?

There is a new Page opened on Facebook, called “1 Million Voices for Irish Unity“, a thing we agree with.  It has prompted the following comment: Let’s give some thought as to how unity is going to come about, to what purpose and on what basis? James Fintan Lalor declared he “had never gone into … Continue reading “Will Irish Unity mean the Empowerment of the People?”

Withdraw Irish Troops from Afghanistan Now: PANA

Press Statement 2nd Oct. ’12 by ‘The Peace & Neutrality Alliance‘ Withdraw Irish Troops from Afghanistan Now The Peace & Neutrality Alliance campaigned against the Afghan War 2001-2012 before it even began. We argued that the terrorist attack on the US was a horrific crime and that the criminals responsible should be brought to justice … Continue reading “Withdraw Irish Troops from Afghanistan Now: PANA”

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”

Political ‘Reform’ raises it’s Ugly head – to Deceive us!

In the Irish Times today Fintan O’Toole comments on the Governments reform proposals, describing them as “feeble”, but he is just adding more of the same meaningless proposals. Our comment on O’Toole’s article is republished here: Mr. O’Toole is correct that there is a huge demand for real reform and that the Gov’t is not … Continue reading “Political ‘Reform’ raises it’s Ugly head – to Deceive us!”

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”

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”

Fornocht do chonac thú – ag Pádraig Mac Piarais

Fornocht do chonac thú Fornocht do chonac thú, a áille na háille, is do dhallas mo shúil ar eagla go stánfainn. Do chualas do cheol, a bhinne na binne, is do dhúnas mo chluas ar eagla go gclisfinn. Do bhlaiseas do bhéal a mhilse na milse, is do chruas mo chroí ar eagla mo mhillte. … Continue reading “Fornocht do chonac thú – ag Pádraig Mac Piarais”

Bréagadóirí ar fad atá sna Páirtithe Polaitiúla – gach duine acu!

Is deacair a chreidiúint go bhfuil bliain imithe ón lá a síneadh an conradh fealltach sin leis an Troika – an IMF/ECB/EU, an ‘bailout’ mar a ghlaotar air go minic.  Rinneadh an conradh sin idir an Taoiseach, an tAire Airgeadais agus an Troika ar son muintir na hÉireann – ní raibh aon réamheolais, fiú ag … Continue reading “Bréagadóirí ar fad atá sna Páirtithe Polaitiúla – gach duine acu!”

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”