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The Death Spiral Of Fianna Fail

Determined to follow the path of the Labour Party (currently polling 2% national support), it appears that Fianna Fail is determined to follow the same downward route to similar political oblivion. If they refuse to public acknowledge it (they do) or not, the party faces a very real, serious core problem. That problem is loss…

Election Issues & A Democracy Crises.

ELECTION ISSUES Where there is a general election, those seeking votes as individuals put out their ideas, possible plans and hopes. They lay out their desired agenda, a direction they see for people, a region or a country. This shared information is expected to be gained by concerned voters and gain it they do, often…

Speaking Realistically.

SPEAKING REALISTICALLY. In the near future Ireland faces real realities. Between the repayment of further EU loans given due to CV19, current loss of tax intake by the state, outgoing payments to affected people and businesses besides a drastic lower tax intake in the future – and more – there will enviably be knock on…

Why Fianna Fail Fear A General Election!

They won’t openly admit it but there is serious concern among the members of Fianna Fail regarding any further general elections for years to come. Over the last few elections held in Ireland, be they local elections or general elections, Fianna Fail has seen a serious decline in its polling numbers. The main culprit is…

Why I Will Never Vote FG/FF/LABOUR?

People have their own views on Irish political parties. I do too. Over years and decades of also living under three political parties, I have decided never to vote for a number of them again. Ever. Here are some of my reasons that have convinced me they should never be trusted with anything or by…

Are Party Whips Undemocratic?

When you join the usual parties of old, they have within in them what is known as a “Party Whip”. This is a person that appointed to keep other party members in line, under strict control and told to publicly speak only what the heads of the party want them to say. Members are also…

George Orwell Times

We live in a George Orwell predicted world, in many ways. “Double-speak” has become real. * “Rendition” is still illegal kidnapping without due process. * “Advanced interrogation” is still torture. * “Job activation” is still state press-ganging made legal. * “Pesco” is still an EU army force. * “Invite” via our Irish government still means…

West Street Feedback.

Alistair Smith and I were out for most of today (despite bitter cold temperatures locally) talking to people once again in Drogheda introducing UnitedPeople. From 10am till after 4.30pm we chatted away to many all day. A number of things once again were made very obvious. 1. With the local radio station over three years…