You can download a PDF copy of this document, here or email us and we will forward a copy to you.. The Control of the State by Vested Interests is the Source of Ireland’s Problems Empowerment of the Citizens is the First Step to Establishing Democracy Only Democracy will Ensure the Needs and Wellbeing of All […]
The People’s Convention in Cork South Central welcomes a new initiative on the side of the people: Press Release, 12th March 2014: End the Dictate of Political Parties! In it’s first Public Statement the newly established group, the ‘South East Electoral Ward for DEMOCRACY!‘ has called on people to reject demands from the Revenue Commissioners […]
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. This article is a timely contribution, Government is planning installation of water meters throughout the country in the coming months – preparations […]
Get a .PDF image of the A5 leaflet here, including an advert for opening of the People’s Resource Centre in Cork. The problem we face was shown clearly this week in Dáil Éireann. A ‘deal’ was made by the inner circle, then imposed on Government, and then imposed on the Dáil … who will impose it […]
Our Democracy is usurped by Vested Interests and their Political Parties! [a .PDF image of the flyer is available for download here] It seems there is very litte sacred to Government, especially truth and justice. Some weeks ago Minister Rabbitte explained about lies… “isn’t that something you tend to do during an election”! Minister Varadkar […]
P R E S S R E L E A S E – Monday January 7th, 2013 (.PDF downloadable here.) The People’s Convention are hosting a Public Forum in Cork next Monday to discuss the payment of bonds costing over €2.5 billion, being paid in our name on behalf of Irish Life & Permanent. Spokesperson […]
Dear friends, Greetings and best wishes to you and yours for 2013! We are starting the year in full confidence that there will be significant progress made in the democratic movement generally, and we have some immediate plans to share with you. Firstly, on MONDAY 14th of January, CPPC in Cork are hosting a Public […]
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 […]
We are pleased to publish the following contribution to DISCUSSION and invite comment or articles from anyone who wishes to express a view. Articles are published according to the guidelines of the Editors and do not necessarily reflect the views of CPPC, they are published in order to encourage investigation and discussion on the issues […]
For information we are re-producing this letter received by Kathy Sinnott requesting assistance from members of the public in compiling statements to support the challenge to the result of the Childrens Referendum. Our Ref: KB/REF1.1Your Ref: Ms Kathy Sinnott, By email only 14th December 2012 REFERENDUM CHALLENGE Dear Kathy, As you know, we are […]
As you are aware the recent referendum on Children’s Rights was passed by the people, it is now part of Bunreacht na hÉireann. However, the validity of the referendum result is being challenged in the courts and has been the subject of broad discussion among individuals and groups concerned with the issue of democracy. On […]
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!” […]
[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 […]
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 […]
P R E S S R E L E A S E The following statement is issued in response to a number of events in the past week: 1. The sending out of 8,500 letters demanding payment of household charges, from families that are already hard pressed. The funds being required to replace Government cuts […]
This is the text from a leaflet distributed in the South East Electoral Ward of Cork City, in response to a Public Meeting called by a local Fine Gael Councillor. A .PDF copy of the leaflet can be downloaded here. ————————————————– It is a long time since any public representative in the South East Ward […]
P R E S S R E L E A S E The Peoples Convention in Cork is hosting a PROTEST EVENT and PUBLIC FORUM on Monday 1st October at 12 o’Clock, outside AIB Bank at 66, South Mall in Cork city. The protest is against the handing over of €1 billion in payment to […]
The following is the text from a leaflet used to promote a Public Meeting to be held in Blackrock, Cork on Monday 24th Sept. A .PDF copy of the leaflet can be downloaded here. October 1st … scandal ! On October 1st, WE, through AIB Bank (which we own) are going to give €1 billion […]
The People’s Convention in Cork South Central released the following statement: Following recently announced cutbacks of services by City Hall and the mockery of a vote by City Council, which has no impact whatever on whether the cuts take place or not, we call on citizens to reflect on the meaning of democracy.Citizens are invited […]
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 […]
Tweet posted by @gratire : Our sovereign right is indivisible, it is a whole thing in itself & cannot be broken into ‘economic’ or other bits #rtept #cppc #vinb Diarmaid (@gratire) stated: We are either a sovereign people or we are not. We can’t be partly slaves, we are either slaves or we are not. We either […]
Tweet posted by @gratire : There is no concept of “economic sovereignty”, this subdivision of our inalienable right is to hide the truth, we are enslaved! #rtept#cppc This was a response to the constant statements by Government ministers, trying to convince us that they have no choices in the policy they follow, because our “economic […]
Text taken from Twitter: @AineDempsey ”If Jesus Christ was in government right now he would be very unpopular” – Pat Rabbitte on Vincent Brownes TV3 Show #vinb 3rd July 2012 URL: http://en.twitter.com/AineDempsey/status/220286312903741441
Contribution to the discussion on Empowerment and the Importance of Bunreacht na hÉireann, and a call to action! 8th August 2012, by Diarmaid Ó Cadhla, who is spokesperson for The Peoples Convention A .PDF copy of this article is available for download here (layout updated, Nov. ’12) (all text in quotations is from Bunreacht na hÉireann, […]
Reflection on an article by Vincent Browne Vincent Browne, writing on the website Politico.ie, in a thought provoking piece on the 300th anniversary of the birth of Jean Jacque Rousseau focuses upon the burning issue of our time – the reality that we are a people ruled over rather than ruling. Vincent Browne says that […]
PDF image of Issue No. 1 of Convention newspaper: Is léir go bhfuil an tír seo saibhir, cé nách deirtear go rómhinic é, agus b’fhéidir gurb é sin an fáth go bhfuil suim ag an gcóras idirnáisiúnta airgeadais ionainn? Tá bia á sholáthair againn do leath an Aontas Eorpaigh (AE) agus taobh amuigh de sin freisin. Ag […]
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 […]
PDF image of Issue No. 1 of Convention newspaper: Since 1997, the Stability & Growth Pact (SGP) was the system to deal with the debt crisis. It limited deficits to 3% and debt to 60% of GDP – an initiative of Germany. The SGP failed and both budget deficits & national debt are in crisis throughout the […]
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 […]
PDF image of Issue No. 1 of Convention newspaper: The anti-bailout protesters in Ballyhea/Charleville in Cork have passed the first anniversary of their weekly march. All the time they have demanded an end to the bailout, saying that it has no mandate from the people, and that it was wrong that the public should have to pay […]
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 […]
The policy on Household Taxes is being imposed despite massive opposition from the citizens, where is the democracy in this? Where is the mandate?
Jean-Claude Piris, who helped write the Lisbon and other EU Treaties has warned that the ‘Fiscal Compact’ will not be enough to end the financial crisis.
The Government has pre-empted a ‘Yes’ vote by agreeing that access to the ESM fund is conditional on a ‘Yes’ outcome, because we have already committed to paying €11bn into it!
Despite the Government making every effort to avoid a referendum, we have a vote on the Fiscal Compact Treaty. (since passed)
The European Stability Mechanism (EMS) is a Treaty we have signing without referendum. ESM establishes a fund for ‘bailouts’ (we have committed €11bn plus to it). However, it still requires ratification by Dáil Éireann.
At their Ard Feis, the FF leader declared the “empowerment” of their members, he made no mention of the empowerment of the citizens! Entirly appropriate for what is a private member club.
It took 15 years and a cost of €300m for the Fianna Fáil leadership to admit and act on the obvious… What can we say?!
To celebrate their first year ‘in office’ both Fine Gael and Labour TD’s are to send out newsletters to their constituents outlining their “achievements” so far. The sting is that we citizens have to pay the cost of this exercise in self praise.
Enda Kenny for his part brushed aside the growing fear of many over the septic tank registration with his comment that the cost was less than the price of a pint a week.