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And in Home News….. January 27, 2017

Posted by irishelectionliterature in Uncategorized.

Jack O’Connor, general president of SIPTU has thrown his hat into the ring to become the next chairman of the Labour Party……


1. WorldbyStorm - January 27, 2017



irishelectionliterature - January 27, 2017

would love if he ended up running in an election for Labour!!


CMK - January 27, 2017

Jack is many things but he is not stupid. No chance of him running for Labour. He needs something to keep him off the streets after his term of office in SIPTU is up, which it is later this year. A nice comfy job in Labour HQ is just the ticket! Probably no real change from SIPTU anyway.


Tomboktu - January 28, 2017

No chance of him running for Labour.

The Seanad, maybe?


2. EWI - January 27, 2017

Asked why he is going for the position, he said: “We have an opportunity here to achieve a considerable amount of the democratic programme of the State, in terms of collective bargaining rights for workers.”

Should be capitalised…?

We declare in the words of the Irish Republican Proclamation the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland, and to the unfettered control of Irish destinies to be indefeasible, and in the language of our first President. Pádraíg Mac Phiarais, we declare that the Nation’s sovereignty extends not only to all men and women of the Nation, but to all its material possessions, the Nation’s soil and all its resources, all the wealth and all the wealth-producing processes within the Nation, and with him we reaffirm that all right to private property must be subordinated to the public right and welfare.
We declare that we desire our country to be ruled in accordance with the principles of Liberty, Equality, and Justice for all, which alone can secure permanence of Government in the willing adhesion of the people.

We affirm the duty of every man and woman to give allegiance and service to the Commonwealth, and declare it is the duty of the Nation to assure that every citizen shall have opportunity to spend his or her strength and faculties in the service of the people. In return for willing service, we, in the name of the Republic, declare the right of every citizen to an adequate share of the produce of the Nation’s labour.
It shall be the first duty of the Government of the Republic to make provision for the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of the children, to secure that no child shall suffer hunger or cold from lack of food, clothing, or shelter, but that all shall be provided with the means and facilities requisite for their proper education and training as Citizens of a Free and Gaelic Ireland.

The Irish Republic fully realises the necessity of abolishing the present odious, degrading and foreign Poor Law System, substituting therefor a sympathetic native scheme for the care of the Nation’s aged and infirm, who shall not be regarded as a burden, but rather entitled to the Nation’s gratitude and consideration. Likewise it shall be the duty of the Republic to take such measures as will safeguard the health of the people and ensure the physical as well as the moral well-being of the Nation.

It shall be our duty to promote the development of the Nation’s resources, to increase the productivity of its soil, to exploit its mineral deposits, peat bogs, and fisheries, its waterways and harbours, in the interests and for the benefit of the Irish people.

It shall be the duty of the Republic to adopt all measures necessary for the recreation and invigoration of our Industries, and to ensure their being developed on the most beneficial and progressive co-operative and industrial lines. With the adoption of an extensive Irish Consular Service, trade with foreign Nations shall be revived on terms of mutual advantage and goodwill, and while undertaking the organisation of the Nation’s trade, import and export, it shall be the duty of the Republic to prevent the shipment from Ireland of food and other necessaries until the wants of the Irish people are fully satisfied and the future provided for.

It shall also devolve upon the National Government to seek co-operation of the Governments of other countries in determining a standard of Social and Industrial Legislation with a view to a general and lasting improvement in the conditions under which the working classes live and labour.



3. dublinstreams - January 28, 2017

does the fact that the news article isn’t bothered to tell you who the current chair of the Labour Party tell you anything about this position? Wasn’t sure if it was still Lorraine Mulligan (who most would only know because she threw herself on a grenade for the Labour party by running in a by-election), looked on the Labour.ie website and didn’t find it in any obvious place..


irishelectionliterature - January 28, 2017

It’s Lorraine Mulligan, I saw she announced that she was standing down.


4. Tawdy - January 28, 2017

So, the Labour Party will be needing a smaller phone box to hold their AGMs in future. 🤓


Enzo - January 28, 2017

They already moved to a basement!

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5. Simon weisvicetal - January 29, 2017

The Dwarf Party.


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