A Better Ireland

Time for Political Change

With the publication of the Mahon Report, in which he concluded, “that corruption was rife at every level of the political system.” Is it not then time to look at the political system itself. After all, if our system which was fashioned by these same individuals that have been exposed as having been self-serving, corrupt [...]

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 [...]

Give us our lives back, not just a job

After the latest EU summit, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said “EU leaders have acted in a decisive manner and the deal allows for a much improved environment within the eurozone, in which Ireland can focus on creating real opportunities for jobs and getting people back to work.” His main focus seems to be on [...]

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. [...]

Why we need Independents in the next Dāil

I have been calling for reform to our political system for many years now, I’ve even had several letters printed in the national press call for such reform, at the time I was a lonely voice in the wilderness. Over the years I have been joined by many like minded individuals and in recent weeks [...]

Should election manifestos be legal contracts?

Should political parties be legally obliged to follow through on their election manifestos if they find themselves in Government after the election? After all it is the manifesto that they bring to the people pre election that gets them elected, well at least is should be. In my opinion it makes a complete mockery of [...]

Help wanted

As an independent candidate, it is very difficult to get elected under our present political system. Most Independents are elected on single issue items, like getting a new road built or keeping a hospital open. Issues like these do even more damage to an already flawed political system. I want the system changed and as [...]

Calling on all Fine Gael supporters.

For the good of your party, I call on you to give me your number one vote in the upcoming election. This may seem a strange request especially when I say that a vote for me will be in the best Interest of the party you support. Let me explain, the political system in Ireland [...]

Ireland’s Corporation Tax.

With all the speculation at present regarding Ireland’s 12.5% corporation tax.  Maybe it’s time for the Government to look at it again in a more creative way.  For instance if they were to raise the tax to say 15% (still half what it is in most other EU countries) but allow reductions on this rate [...]

Government stop the waste

The Government has some neck threatening to raise our taxes in the next budget while at the same time they preside over massive wastage in the civil service and the HSE. They need to get their own house in order by making sure that whatever taxes that they raise at the present time are put [...]


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