A Better Ireland

Not my vote without representation

Since the recent introduction of the property tax, and all the other stealth taxes imposed on us over the last couple of years along with the now proposed water charges, people are justifiably annoyed and are feeling helpless and voiceless. After all, the voters decided to punish Fianna Fáil in the last general election, they [...]

calling on contributors

Inspired by the following excerpt from Michael D. Higgins inauguration speech… “it is necessary to move past the assumptions which have failed us and to work together for such a different set of values as will enable us to build a sustainable social economy and a society which is profoundly ethical and inclusive. A society [...]

join me

Having reflected on my recent entry into politics and on a decision whether I should run again as an Independent or not, I have come to the realisation that the problem that we have with politics in Ireland is a systemic one and if it is ever to improve then the system has to change. [...]

Is all the cake gone?

People in need are to be given free cheese through an EU scheme. Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food Brendan Smith said a substantial quantity of cheese would be available for distribution by voluntary organisations from Monday week. Mr Smith said the EU-funded scheme would enable Irish cheese to be bought and distributed to deprived [...]

Politicians Take Note:

The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved. [...]

Democracy’s shortfall

Now that the Democrats have suffered severe losses in the mid-term elections Obama will be under pressure to fix the economy and to fix it quickly, this situation shows the main weakness of the democratic system, everything has to be fixed before the next election and in this situation that is only in two years [...]

What does Michael Ring mean by WE?

This week Fine Gael’s Michael Ring told the Dáil that when Queen Elizabeth visits Ireland, possibly next year, we should hand control of the country back to her and tell her we are sorry for the mess we made of the country. Well there is a better solution, if all the sitting TD’s were to [...]

Our wise leader

I had to laugh at Brian Cowen’s (Irish Prime Minister) economics lesson to the Dail (Irish Parliament) Yesterday, I found it particularly illuminating when he told the opposition, and us by extension, that it was unsustainable to be spending €50 while only taking in €31 or €32 Euro. It’s a pity that such insightfulness was [...]

Welcome

to my site, having sat through the turmoil of the last few years, I'm frustrated, I want the Government out and out now, but having thought on it, I came to the realisation that there is no real alternative. All the political parties support and partake in this sham that we call Democracy. So that is why I have decided to run in the next General Election. I want to offer people of this constituency a REAL alternative. There are so many things that need fixing in this Country; the trouble is knowing where to start. I believe that what needs fixing first is our system of Government, giving the people of Ireland a real say in how this Country is run. Real local Government and a smaller National Government. that acts on National issues

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