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Sample of local election candidates from Independents, People Before Profit and Workers Party
national / elections / opinion/analysis Tuesday May 20, 2014 - 17:08 by 1 of Indymedia   text 10 comments (last - thursday june 19, 2014 - 23:57)   image 5 images   2 attached files
The Local Council Elections are taking place this week and it is worth taking a look at what they are about and what main groups other than FF and FG are running whilst relecting on recent history aka the Mahon Planning Tribunal to remind ourselves of how bad things were. Also an attempt is made to devise a list of questions for the candidates when they come canvassing to your door and to get people thinking about what councils do and why you should spend even a few minutes a year to find out more and get them to work for you instead of vested interests. ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / elections / feature Saturday May 10, 2014 - 13:20 by 1 of Indymedia   text 14 comments (last - tuesday june 10, 2014 - 00:30)   image 8 images   1 attached file
The Euro and local council elections take place on Fri May 23rd and nationwide there are 11 MEPs to be elected to represent Ireland Euro elections will also be taking place across Europe for a grand total of 751 seats in the European Parliament. Regrettably the European Commission which is composed of 28 non-elected and appointed commissioners and is besieged by thousands of lobbying firms working for the private sector, is probably reckoned to have more power. Yet despite this Europe matters because at least 70% of our legislation comes from there and practically most of the regulation in a diverse range of areas originates from Europe and some of the more background regulation has its origins with corporate lobbyists with the aim of using heavy regulation to put smaller competitors out of businesses by greatly increasing the relative costs for smaller businesses. The main political parties of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael constantly tell us they are pro business and for jobs and the economy. In fact they are for big business, privatisation, outsourcing of jobs, lower wages, less social safety net and their support of big business and corporations constantly results in the suffocating of small business which are the very areas that lead to most employment. ... read full story / add a comment
national / elections / opinion/analysis Sunday July 07, 2013 - 20:28 by fred   text 3 comments (last - friday july 12, 2013 - 09:27)   video 1 video file
David Norris has recently been diagnosed with cancer which he speculated appears to be related to the initial incidence of viral hepatitis which he contracted from tainted drinking water while he was on unpaid Government business in Eastern Europe in 1994. There is much discussion about this online, but this personal situation may have added fire and urgency to his impassioned breathless speech in defence of the Seanad. Here it is. Share it widely. ... read full story / add a comment
Beppo Grillo - leader of M5S movement in Italy
international / elections / other press Wednesday February 27, 2013 - 22:08 by T   text 9 comments (last - thursday august 22, 2013 - 21:41)   image 2 images
In the recent elections in Italy the new movement M5S led by the former Italian comedian Beppo Grillo has gained 108 seats in the lower Chamber of Deputies and 54 in the Senate. It is hard to get an accurate picture of who he is and what he wants from the mainstream media since they see him as a challenge to the system and will gladly misrepresent him. In this article it reports on the account given at The Automatic Earth blog where Nicole Foss met Beppo Grillo in Italy and gives her view on him, his movement and what they are trying to achieve.

"The internet is central to Grillo's ideas. Not only as a tool to reach out to people, but even more as a way to conduct direct democracy. Because that is what he seeks to create: a system where people can participate directly. Grillo wants to bring (back) democracy, the real thing, and he's long since understood that the internet is a brilliant tool with which to achieve that goal." ... read full story / add a comment
national / elections / press release Thursday November 08, 2012 - 21:52 by CPIR   text 1 comment (last - friday november 09, 2012 - 13:41)   video 1 video file
"A lot of people say we have no control over how this country is run" These are the opening words of the current television advertisement campaign being run to convince people to vote in Saturday's referendum, and they reflect what most of us already know about the political system which operates in Ireland. The advert however does not go on to explain how only those living in 26 of Ireland's 32 Counties will be given a vote and that a quarter of Ireland's population will be automatically excluded ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / event notice Wednesday October 03, 2012 - 18:14 by kaaylim   video 1 video file   1 attached file
In politics, sortition (also known as allotment or the drawing of lots) is the selection of decision makers by lottery. The decision-makers are chosen as a random sample from a larger pool of candidates.

In ancient Athenian democracy, sortition was the primary method for appointing officials, and its use was widely regarded as a principal characteristic of democracy.

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dublin / elections / event notice Thursday June 28, 2012 - 11:26 by LASC
Event Notice:
Following the coup in Paraguay on 23 June in which Fernando Lugo was ousted and replaced by Federico Franco, LASC will hold a Thursday Night Talk (TNT) on 5th July. There will be a brief overview of the build-up to the coup and an update on the current situation in Paraguay, however, the main purpose of the TNT is to facilitate discussion on these issues.

Contributors will include Pablo Rojas Coppari (Migrant Rights Centre Ireland and originally from Paraguay) and Jose Antonio Gutierrez (Research Officer, LASC). It will be facilitated by Sean Edwards (LASC Committee Member).

ALL WELCOME

Date: Thursday 5th July
Time: 6pm
Venue: LASC, 5 Merrion Row, Dublin 2
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national / elections / other press Sunday October 23, 2011 - 00:53 by An Puc ar Buile   text 10 comments (last - wednesday october 26, 2011 - 02:47)   image 1 image
How can the Irish people vote for a former Fianna Fáil luminary after all that has happened under the watch of the Soldiers of Density? ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / event notice Sunday October 09, 2011 - 20:37 by John Meehan
Rag-Bag Productions Proudly Presents :
A Table Quiz to support Ruth Coppinger’s run for the Dáil in the Dublin West By-Election:
Wednesday October 12 8.00pm, in the Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
Brought to You by the Motley Crew ... read full story / add a comment
national / elections / other press Sunday October 02, 2011 - 16:25 by Groucho Marx   text 19 comments (last - sunday october 16, 2011 - 15:37)   audio 1 audio file
Eoghan Harris tried to run the 1997 election through Derek Nally, former head of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors. He tried to destroy the Mary McAleese campaign by using Nally. That is where Harris's description of McAleese as a 'Tribal Time Bomb' came from. The bomb blew up in Harris's face when Nally found out. He ditched Harris and his political playmate, John Cadden, when he found out that he was a patsy. Nally was an unusual policeman who challenged the Garda 'Heavy Gang' in the 1970s.

The info is here:
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/81368

Today, Harris wants to run the election through Gay Mitchell, see:
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national / elections / opinion/analysis Saturday March 26, 2011 - 16:28 by Christopher Isherwood   text 2 comments (last - wednesday april 25, 2012 - 04:25)   image 1 image
There is not one word on his literature about his position on abortion, civil partnership, his opposition to gay rights in general, his opposition to sex education. Not one word about religious values. No reference to his support for the Iona Institute and the right wing economic policies of its director David Quinn (overspending on public services was the problem)

His Brief CV makes no mention of his period as sec to archbishop Connell. He is only for adult stem cell research etc

You would think he was a soft-hearted liberal!

When will he come out as a catholic extremist? ... read full story / add a comment
national / elections / press release Friday March 18, 2011 - 20:10 by Paddy Healy   text 1 comment (last - monday april 11, 2011 - 12:45)
Paddy Healy, Former President, TUI,

Independent Candidate for Seanad Eireann

Tireless Campaigner for Education and Public Services

An Independent Voice for All Public Servants including Teachers, Lecturers, Social Workers, Health Workers, All Administrative and Maintenance Staff , and all Public Service Pensioners as New Government Promises to eliminate 25,000 Jobs

A Voice for Academic Freedom As New Government Reinforces Existing Threats and Department of Education threatens further pay cuts for Lecturers.

Paddy Healy 086-4183732, paddy.healy@eircom.net, Blog: http://paddyhealy.wordpress.com
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national / elections / news report Friday March 11, 2011 - 15:19 by Michael Gallagher   text 2 comments (last - friday march 11, 2011 - 15:29)   image 15 images
More photos on issues about workers, anti racism, Shell to Sea and anti war etc @:

http://.facebook.com/people/Michael-Gallagher/1019818043

http://.myspace.com/libertypix

Thanks for looking. ... read full story / add a comment
national / elections / opinion/analysis Saturday March 05, 2011 - 13:52 by Graduate   text 36 comments (last - monday april 25, 2011 - 15:23)   video 1 video file   1 attached file
FF, FG, Labour, ex-PDs, and other shades of establishement opinion are putting themselves forward as 'independents' in the upcoming election to Seanad Éireann. The mask of 'disability campaigner' or 'human rights advocate' is unfortunately the last refuge of some of them. This is most obvious on the university constituencies. Here I have outlined the party loyalties of some of them. ... read full story / add a comment
national / elections / opinion/analysis Friday February 11, 2011 - 13:30 by Celtic Warrior   text 9 comments (last - wednesday february 23, 2011 - 23:35)
The Peoples movement calls for its supperters to vote for and to help 4 independent councillors to be elected in Dublin, Sligo, Donygal and Galway. This is vital in order to ensure that a number of politicans are elected with principled policies on the EU and leaving the Euro currency and on taking the Icelandic approach to solving our banking debt. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / event notice Wednesday February 09, 2011 - 22:29 by Susan Scannell
Climate change, The Incinerator And Me is an event designed to offer the voters of Dublin South East a chance to hear their candidates look at long term issues. Unemployment and the economic crisis are indeed to the fore but engaged clued in voters are also concerned about the long term issues such as what type of world will their children and grandchildren live in.

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national / elections / press release Wednesday February 09, 2011 - 21:22 by Charlie Williams   text 9 comments (last - sunday february 20, 2011 - 16:14)
Fís Nua (http://fisnua.com/) lanched its election candidates on 5 Feb 2011 in Buswells Hotel, Dublin. Fís Nua is Ireland's newest political party and was entered on the official Register of Political Parties on 4th Feb 2011. F?s Nua stands for an end to the bank bailout, for social justice, sustainability, a steady state economy, greater democracy with devolution of power and an end to corruption. Cordelia N'c Fhearraigh welcomed everyone to the launch and introduced Cllr. Pat Kavanagh who made an opening statement. Each of the candidates then made introductory comments about their reasons for standing for Dail Eireann. Those candidates are (left to right): Ian Clotworthy - Dublin South East, Gerry Kinsella - Wexford, Pat Kavanagh - Wexford, Liam Johnston - Dublin Central, Dr. Ben Nutty - Waterford, Donal O'Riordan - Cork South West. ... read full story / add a comment
international / elections / opinion/analysis Wednesday February 09, 2011 - 19:40 by john throne   text 6 comments (last - tuesday february 15, 2011 - 15:33)
Large numbers in polls show opposition to the IMF/EU bail out. Yet the ULA while doing well is not able to come close to this level of support . Why is this? We try and raise some questions in this regard here. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / event notice Wednesday February 02, 2011 - 14:09 by John Meehan   text 1 comment (last - wednesday february 02, 2011 - 14:13)
Joan Collins, a Dublin City Councillor, is running for a Dáil Seat in the Constituency of Dublin South-Central. The General Election is coming soon - on Friday February 25.

Joan is a People Before Profit Candidate, part of the United Left Alliance (ULA), which is tipped to win six ore more seats in the new Dáil. ... read full story / add a comment
national / elections / opinion/analysis Wednesday January 26, 2011 - 21:07 by former Green voter   text 15 comments (last - tuesday february 01, 2011 - 11:15)
Gerry Adams made a big contribution to politics with his statement on the EU and IMF and has shown the way out of the mess that the political establishment and their EU and IMF overlords have saddled the Irish People with for the next 20 to 50 years. As well as defaulting we need to free ourselves from the IMF shackles and to leave the EU as soon as we can. ... read full story / add a comment
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