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We just cannot continue with the same old corrupt system of politics, which is responsible for bringing this country to its knees.
President Michael D Higgins statement to the press absolutely supports my belief that the people of Ireland must have a real role in decision-making. People must be allowed get involved in decision-making.
The EU/US Trade agreement called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which was negotiated by the EU and US in secret, will make our Government answerable in law to Corporations, this makes a mockery of Democracy.
We have an emergency situation in Ireland, we can no longer sit back and say, what can I do. We have to change the system and we will change the system. We have 150,000 families facing eviction, while overseas investors pick up their homes at knockdown prices. These investors get 100% tax relief on their investment; they also pay no tax on their rental income.
The legislation, Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicles Act 2015 was signed by Michael Noonan. This legislation makes these companies above the law. “An ICAV does not have the status of an ordinary Irish company established under Irish Companies Acts. Instead, it has its own legislative regime to ensure that the ICAV is distinguished from ordinary companies and therefore not subject to those aspects of company law legislation which are not relevant or appropriate to a collective investment scheme”.
The Central Bank is both the registration and the supervisory authority for the ICAV.
The banking enquiry found out to their peril that the Central Bank is answerable in law to no-one. What is going on in Ireland is immoral as well as illogical. The necessity in law for paper deeds to our homes was abolished in 2011, now it becoming clear to me why this was done.
I support 100% the solutions to the emergency in homelessness, put forward by the Master of the High Court, in his interview last Sunday on RTE.
I have included a link to the pod cast on below.
“Some people support a right wing government; others support a left wing government. I want democratic equality and a political system that prevents any government making decisions against the will of the people”
I signed a declaration with another 108 TD’s and new General Election Candidates, the declaration states that in this General Election, if elected, we will call for/support/approve: The People’s Assembly for Democratic Reform with six months of the next Government taking office, a People’s Assembly will be formed to devise a modern mechanism for people-initiated referendums. This would bring about the necessary reforms.
With the entire Third World now exploited to the limits possible, the West has turned to looting its own.
Ireland has been looted, and the looting of Greece and Portugal is so severe that it has forced large numbers of young women into prostitution. But this doesn’t bother the Western conscience.
Previously, when a sovereign country found itself with more debt than could be serviced, creditors had to write down the debt to an amount that the country could service. In the 21st century, as I relate in my book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism, this traditional rule was abandoned…..
The founders of the Irish Free State thought it wise to include a provision, Article 48, in the 1922 Constitution of the Irish Free State that made the people the ultimate rulers of Ireland by giving them the direct powers to make, mould, amend and repeal their own laws.
This fundamental democratic right was taken away from the people of Ireland without their consent in 1928. What follows is a brief history of Article 48 and how the hypocrisy and power hunger of Irish politicians resulted in a fundamental change to the “Republic” as envisaged by the founders of the state. A short video, the “History of Article 48” is narrated by Professor Dermot Ferriter, Modern Irish History, University College Dublin. In addition, below you can read a more detailed account of the “”History of Article 48” that includes links to the relevant Dáil debates.
Listen to Marian Finunane’s interview with Edmund Honohan, Master of the High Court