THE PEOPLE'S PAPER

IRISH CITIZENS, WE MUST EMPOWER OURSELVES!

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 […]

South East Electoral Ward for DEMOCRACY!

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 […]

WATER METERING = WATER PRIVATIZATION

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 […]

YOU are the Solution! – cppc

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 […]

It is time to End the Scandal! – cppc

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 […]

Public Forum on Bond Payment of over €2.5 billion, in our name!

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 […]

An open Letter – Let’s make 2013 count!

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 […]

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 […]

THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 2012, WHERE TO FROM HERE?

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 […]

Brophy Solicitors Letter to Kathy Sinnott

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 […]

Court Challenge to Referendum Result

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Public Representatives must fulfil their Constitutional duty

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 […]

What do we Expect from our Public Representatives? – cppc

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 […]

Paying €1billion AIB bond on October 1st … a national scandal!

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 […]

Press Release: “Political Parties, the City Budget & Paying Bondholders”

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 […]

We Need to Defend Bunreacht na hÉireann

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, […]

We have a solution for Rousseau’s Dream

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 […]

Is Fúinn Féin Rudaí a Chur ina gCeart

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 […]

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 […]

Referendum May 31st. (Fiscal Stability Treaty)

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 […]

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 […]

Policy of ‘Bailout’ is Imposed on the People

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 […]

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 […]

Paying the cost of deceiving ourselves!

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.

Important Constitutional Challenge to SIPO

PDF image of Issue No. 1 of Convention newspaper: Let’s discuss the Lack of Standards in Public Office and the ‘party system’, in Court! Diarmaid Ó Cadhla (right) has called the Standards In Public Office (SIPO) legislation a fraud and a: “smokescreen that masks the corruption and backroom dealings of the party system”. In a statement The […]