NOT SO PROUD TO BE IRISH

Articles in DISCUSSION are published according to the guidelines of the Editors and do not necessarily reflect the views of CPPC, they are to encourage investigation and discussion on the issues facing us. Katie Taylor, Riverdance, Munster Rugby, the 1988/1990 Soccer Teams, gifted people in the Arts, Medicine, Science, in Education, in Sport and in Business and […]

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Lies: “Isn’t that what you tend to do during an election?”

A pronouncement on our democracy! In last weeks debate on RTÉ’s The Week in Politics programme Minister Pat Rabbitte revealed the truth about Labour’s attitude towards the citizens and honesty in the political process. Rabbitte was asked by the presenter àbout Labour’s election promises, not to cut child benefit, about “Frankfurts Way or Labour’s Way!” […]

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Let us adopt the Solution that leads to our own Empowerment! – cppc

[Updated since initial leaflet, published for Dublin protest on 24th Nov. ’12] a PDF of the updated is available here. Friends, there are many questions…  high amongst them is what our protest is going achieve?  Where is our campaign or protest going? It is the right of citizens to determine the policy of our state, yet policy is imposed […]

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Does this Protect our Children?

Public Debate on the Referendum… The Peoples Convention in the Cork East Constituency have organised a Public Debate for Thursday 8th at 8.30pm, at the Holy Family Church Hall, in Youghal. On the 10th of November, Saturday, citizens are asked to vote on a proposed amendment to our Constitution, the Government recommends it. The “Children’s […]

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Democracy “needs to be managed”, says Leo Varadkar, “you need a strong Party system and a strong whip system”

On the Tonight with Vincent Browne Show (13/9/12) on TV3 the Government Minister was commentating on how legislation was passed through the Dáil. He was asked if it was an ‘inner circle’ of cabinet who decided everything and then used the infamous ‘whip’ to force their decision through the Dáil?  He was asked if this ‘oul […]

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If the People ran Our Country, would the Vita Cortex Workers be Abandoned?

PDF image of Issue No. 1 of Convention newspaper: The treatment of the staff at Vita Cortex must be of concern to us all. One of the revealing aspects of this dispute has been the manner in which the political party representatives behave, particularly those elected and in government. Without hesitation, they are all in ‘support’ of […]

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Call to Get Organised

PDF image of Issue No. 1 of Convention newspaper: CPPC was formed in November 2010 and following public meetings in Cork, Dublin, Carlow-Kilkenny and Wexford four candidates contested the General Election standing on a platform for democracy, winning over 1600 first preferences. The Peoples Convention has brought the issue of empowerment to the fore. We have declared […]

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Will Campaigns, Protests or Petitions make Citizens the Decision Makers?

Published in Issue No. 1 of Convention newspaper: Brendan Doris of Dublin Mid-West attended a local meeting recently on the issue of household charges and has some thoughts on the wider problem this throws up The citizens of this country are being increasingly forced to mount campaign after campaign against one type of depravation or another due […]

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