We can be effective by doing something that will bring immediate change

A final word before the vote The following was contained in an A5 flyer issued in the last few days, .PDF download available here. Why not elect someone who is contracted to consult you on all issues and to accept your mandate on how to vote in Dáil Éireann? Doing this will transform how our democracy works … […]

Appendix E2: Candidate Undertakings

(from Pamphlet: “IRISH CITIZENS, WE MUST EMPOWER OURSELVES!”) A solemn declaration on accepting nomination for election as a candidate of The Peoples Convention:- On nomination as a candidate of The Peoples Convention I declare: Sovereignty in Ireland rests with the people of Ireland, all authority derives from the people and all political, social and economic affairs […]

A New Way for our Democracy

Elect Candidates selected by and contracted to the people, not political parties! In the sort time since its first public meeting on 14th December The Peoples Convention has generated much interest throughout the country.  There has already been 9 publically organised meetings held and many more discussions in different parts of the country, and there […]

But what if we, the electorate, act differently?

Talk delivered by Brendan Doris at the Dublin Launch of An Chomhdháil Phobail | The People’s Convention on January 18th This is a very special gathering that has come together in the capital today. For a couple of weeks now meetings have been taking place around the country. We have held two in Cork city […]

Wexford Launch meeting in Whites Hotel, 21st January 7:30pm

The meeting is scheduled at 7:30pm for an 8pm start – there will be time for chat before the formal start and literature available to review.  The launch will take place on the 21st January at Whites Hotel in Wexford. We hope this will be the first in a series of local meetings and activities […]

Dublin Launch Meeting in the Gresham Hotel, January 18th / 8pm

CPPC’s approach to politics is entirely new, a party with only one policy, Democracy!  However, we feel this approach is exactly what is required today, all questions of policy should be decided by the people, we don’t need to be presented with a ‘shopping list’ of policies and asked to support one particular package or […]

Cork meeting addresses the issue of how the people can empower themselves

The Metropole Hotel in Cork was the venue for CPPC’s first public meeting. The attendance of about 40 people came to discuss how the people can empower themselves Further meetings are being planned for Cork, Dublin, Galway and Carlow early in the New Year. The meeting was encouraging and was characterised by the quality and […]

Public Meeting in Cork: Tues 14th

This coming Tuesday, December 14th, CPPC are holding a public meeting at the Metropole Hotel on Mac Curtain Street, Cork – it starts at 7.30pm and will continue up to 10.00pm.  The title for the meeting is: Only The People Should Decide! Everyone concerned with the question of democracy is invited to come to the meeting, as […]

Open letter: the next steps

To registered members and supporters of CPPC Dear Friends, Welcome to CPPC, your active participation in the movement for democratic renewal is essential if the people are to prevail. The imminent general election adds urgency to mobilizing every person to come forward to assert our right to have the say in how our country is […]

On the right of RECALL after election

On the question of RECALL, which CPPC advocates: We think all candidates should commit to accepting the right of the electors, in the local constituency, to recall them – if they wish to do so. Until this can become actual law, through modification to Bunreacht na hÉireann, it may be difficult to enforce, but having […]

As citizens, we must come forward and claim our own democracy

We are not powerless! Let us act like the sovereign people we are! Secure, Exercise and Defend Our Democracy! The crisis is creating deep anxiety and anger in the population at large. There is growing concern about rising unemployment, renewed emigration, the number of business closures, wage and salary cuts, short-time working, family break-ups, youth […]

A message to the Government

Article taken from Issue #4 of THE PEOPLE’S PAPER Peace is a most precious commodity you must not let it be taken away by extra-taxing our homes and water on an errant path you stray. The fox and badger have a home birds of the air have nests now our children have to emigrate across […]

We are Europeans now; no Gaeilge here!

Article taken from Issue #4 of THE PEOPLE’S PAPER Owners at The Flying Enterprise bar and restaurant in Cork caused public protest in September as a member of staff lost his job for speaking Irish. “We are Europeans now” declared management, making excuses but refusing to apologise for insulting the people or put matters right. […]

Budgets – Local and National – It’s business as usual, the People are Screwed!

Article taken from Issue #4 of THE PEOPLE’S PAPER Our Councils have voted to increase Local Property Tax (LPT), saying that the funds are needed for salaries and to maintain existing services.  Commercial rates are also increased, but spending on ‘white elephants’ and junkets is to continue. Dozens of top earners in city and county […]

Right to Water… Revolution is the Best Theatre

(article by Christabel Parkhurst.) Article taken from Issue #4 of THE PEOPLE’S PAPER  ‘Do you hear the people sing? Singing the song of angry men? It is the music of the people, Who will not be slaves again!’ In ‘Les Miserables’, revolution is made by photogenic actors singing harmonies.  Eating rats and corpses doesn’t figure […]

Military History Archive, an online resource for 1916 and later

Article taken from Issue #4 of THE PEOPLE’S PAPER Readers may be interested to explore the Military History Archives to read some of the many witness statements of those who participated in the Easter Rising, the War of Independence and Civil War. The archive is online at: One account reviewed (No. 1521) for this […]

Decision on Controversial Third Attempt at Incinerator Due at End of October

Article taken from Issue #4 of THE PEOPLE’S PAPER A decision is due on 26 October from An Bord Pleanála on Indaver Ireland’s third effort to get planning to build a 240,000 tonne hazardous and non hazardous waste incinerator at Ringaskiddy, Co Cork . The application was lodged in January 2016 and a 17 day […]

Do Not Leave Your Home!

Article taken from Issue #4 of THE PEOPLE’S PAPER With continuously increasing rents and no affordable housing more find themselves out on the streets, over 6,600 are registered homeless, incl. 2,400 children. We have seen the scandal of mothers with children living in cars, and individuals being found dead in doorways…. we have seen the […]

Poll shows that Public wants Referendum on TTIP and CETA

Article taken from Issue #4 of THE PEOPLE’S PAPER In July UPLIFT, the social justice group, commissioned a Red C poll on the new trade agreements being discussed by the EU.   When asked, the people gave a resounding answer: 74% want a referendum on TTIP & CETA. 62% think that we should not reduce […]

When is a Leak not a Leak? Irish Water

Article taken from Issue #4 of THE PEOPLE’S PAPER Remember the talk about conserving water, and claims of 50% loss through leaks?  We can’t tolerate leaks, can we? We are reliably informed that staff in Irish Water’s (IW) call centre are on commission based on the number of appointments they make regarding leak investigation. This […]

Editorial Policy – THE PEOPLE’S PAPER

Article taken from Issue #4 of THE PEOPLE’S PAPER This paper is to provide a voice to both defend the people’s rights and address our responsibility to find solutions for a brighter future. It is published by The People’s Convention, The editorial policy is to advance democracy itself, i.e. To Secure To Exercise and To […]

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Article taken from Issue #4 of THE PEOPLE’S PAPER. Le seo, an chéad eagrán clóbhuailte den iris, tá céim mhór chun tosaigh tógtha againn. Tá muid ag dul amuigh i measc an phobail chun mór ceisteanna ár linne a phlé agus chun dul i mbun gníomh. An gníomh atá i gceist againn ná chun cinntiú […]

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