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1) General Forum

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    work for dole

    It may be only one or two days a week but people could offer expertise in their fields e.g. costruction workers helping with infrastructure, admin staff could help with the hse etc. In exchange for this work people could receive additional benefits like education, upskilling and training free tra... more

  4. 1 votes

    abolish prohibition and regulate all illegal drugs, taxes will fund rehabilitation and education

    At the moment huge sums of money are being spent trying to stop illegal drugs from entering the coutry and being sold on the streets. This is essentially like trying to hold back the sea with a bucket. Added to this is the cost of care and rehabilitation for addicts. Gangs are out of control and ... more

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  10. 9 votes

    Teach Philosophy In School

    The Primary and Secondary Education syllabus should include compulsory teaching of Civic Studies and Philosophy.
    The current education system has produced consumers, not citizens. The current education system has produced a population that in general doesn’t question, doesn’t think, doesn’t eng... more

  11. 1 votes
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    Replace the current two-tier system in health and education with a national state system

    We are at crisis - during these ever increasingly stressful times further burdens will be put onto our already crippled health service. We urgently need to think outside the box in regards to reforming our provision of health and how we finance both health and education .

    Here in brief are my... more

  13. 6 votes

    Create a modern Public Sector using ICT

    The Government has made a ham-fisted effort of utilising modern ICT throughout the Public Sector.
    There is lack of compatibility, no integration, no joined up thinking, no leveraging of economies of scale (e.g. for example, millions can be saved on software licensing costs alone if the licensing... more

  14. 2 votes

    Reform the current legal system

    1 Whereby in a court of law a stenographer and a second method of recording is used for all cases heard. An independent organisation working with other agencies including the reformed probation service monitor outcomes. Enabling accountability of decisions made in the pursuit of a more open and t... more

  15. 5 votes

    New tougher legislation for Equal Opportunities in Employment Law

    All interviewing panels in the private and public sector must have an equal number of men and women. Failure to comply deems the selection null and void. Application forms for vacant positions must be kept for a minimum of three years.
    The current legislation does not go any way near to employe... more

  16. 5 votes

    Amend Article 41 in the Irish Consitution

    The Family - Article 41
    'In particular the state recognises that by her life in the home women give to the State a support without which the common good cannot be achieved. The State shall therefore endeavour to ensure that mothers shall not be obliged by economic necessity to engage in labour ... more

  17. 1 votes

    Have a Super Tax on pensions over €50k

    A lot of people have or are in the process getting to retirement with VERY large pensions. Judges / developers / senior public servants / lots of politicians / bankers and so on. Most of these have zero mortgages have lots of excess cash. Wht not have a super tax ie. everything over €50k taxed at... more

  18. 1 votes

    Eliminate Stamp Duty

    At the height this was generating €1.3 BILLION - now it's around €100 million. Eliminating it would generate a lot of activity and jobs for valuers / solicitors / surveyors and have a huge knock on effect for trademen as people move house. When they brought CGT down from 40% to 20% a few years ag... more

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    • Achieve greater income equality through wage, tax and income policies that ensure maximum incom

    • Achieve greater income equality through wage, tax and income policies that ensure maximum income is not more than a specific multiple of the minimum income and ensure every person has a guaranteed minimum income sufficient to live life with dignity.

    ....I am heartened by your initiative a... more

  20. 1 votes

    Emulate the Ukraine 'Orange revolution' with a green one: camp around Dail until this Govt goes

    Two years of the Gov making things worse and you accept no election until 2012? Earliest May 2011? Giving them up to two more years of wrecking? We need to surround the Oireachtas and Gov complex until they are driven out, as in Ukraine and in Iceland. It needs the same degree and level of organi... more

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