A Better Ireland

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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 [...]

Finance Minister in waiting, God help us.

Labours spokesperson for finance Joan Burton went into some kind of post budget tirade about how the budget would not enable people to shop more, she compared walking down Grafton Street a few years ago with today, back then she remarked you would see people walking down the street with several bags of shopping whereas [...]

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 [...]

More local Government.

What we need in Ireland, is a greater dissolution of power, we the people need a greater say in how the country is run and at a local level, to give just one example, given the current cold spell, we have children freezing in prefabs all across the country, while at the same time the [...]

Loss of our Sovereignty

Batt O’Keeffe speaking on the RTE programme ‘This Week’,  when denying the need for us to apply for any bailout funds, said “that it (the Government) was not going to give over to anyone else – what he called – Ireland’s very hard-won sovereignty” When (not if) the IMF and the ECB come to our [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]


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