The Integration Centre calls for Seanad Reform, Not Abolition

The Integration Centre has asked people to reflect on the role the Seanad has played over the years in providing a voice to minorities in the country who have struggled to be represented in the Dáil, before voting in this Friday’s (04/10/13) referendum. While acknowledging the shortcomings and the historical ineffectiveness of the Seanad, CEO […]

Referendum on the Thirty-first Amendment of the Constitution (Children) Bill 2012

Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, has today (8thOctober 2012) made an order appointing Saturday 10 November 2012 as the polling day at the referendum on the proposal for the amendment of the Constitution contained in the Thirty-first Amendment of the Constitution (Children) Bill 2012.  Polling will take place […]

Children’s Rights Referendum???

by Sonya Oldham, People’s Association Watchdog We eagerly awaited the wording of the children’s rights amendment as we all want what is best for our children, and for all children. It is a child’s right to grow up safely and to reach their own potential. Unfortunately this does not always happen, so will this constitutional […]

Fiscal Treaty Referendum Results

Total Poll 1,591,385 Invalid votes 7,206 Valid votes – 1,584,179 Yes – 955,091 No – 629,088 Majority 326,003

Objection to Stability Treaty information leaflet

The People’s Association Watchdog would like to formally object to the government’s ‘information’ website and leaflet in regard to the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union. We would further protest the use of any public funds for this document. We believe this contravenes the mcKenna judgement and clearly shows […]

‘Farmers for No’ launch campaign for a No Vote in the forthcoming referendum

The Press Conference will officially launch our campaign for a No Vote in the forthcoming referendum on the EU Fiscal Compact / Stability Treaty and will be attended by Independent TD’s Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan and Thomas Pringle who will be our guest speakers. Also Professor Anthony Coughlan, (Associate Professor Emeritus in Social Policy, TCD, and […]

UCD Academic says that Fiscal Treaty means twenty years of hardship

Kieran Allen, a UCD academic and author of The Fiscal Treaty and the Euro Crisis: Reasons to Vote No, has claimed that Ireland faces twenty years of hardship if it votes Yes, Speaking at a meeting in Castlebar at the Welcome Inn on Tuesday, he said that “Ireland has one of the highest levels of […]

United Left Alliance demand ICTU call for NO vote on Austerity Treaty

European Trade Union confederation (ETUC) & 3 major Irish unions call for no vote; ICTU must follow ? Austerity Treaty will result in major increase in job loses The United Left Alliance today held a lobby at the meeting of the Executive of ICTU to call for a No vote on the Fiscal Treaty Referendum. […]

Minister Hogan Advises On The Register Of Electors

Mr Phil Hogan T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government has today ( 16   April 2012) taken this early opportunity to encourage people to vote in the referendum on the Stability Treaty due to be held on 31 May 2012 and to encourage those who are not registered to vote to make the […]

The Fiscal Compact Treaty, In Ireland’s best interest?

The Fiscal Compact Treaty, In Ireland’s best interest? Would the ESM and Fiscal Compact have prevented the recession? Not according to the Economist; The pact’s rigidity would make recessions worse, and the new fiscal rule would not have kept Ireland or Spain out of trouble. Not according to the Davy Report (Bloomberg: Conall Mac Coille, […]

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