Thank you for visiting our website. While on these pages you’ll find that the language used is ordinary every day English that’s used by most people in Ireland on a daily basis. You won’t find the confusing political language that’s used by the usual suspects to cause confusion – political speak which usually leads to people being totally disconnected from the cocooned and elite world of most other political parties. Nor are we going to give you long and boring reasons why we think you should join the IDP. We’ll only provide you with facts and as few boring figures as is possible. It’s entirely up to you after that!
It’s now almost a decade since the onset of the recession and many people have legitimately questioned how and why a small group of people, banks, bond holders, developers and speculators could have brought our country and its people to our knees. A very simple answer could be that it was only a matter of time before this collapse occurred as we have a very flawed and outdated system of Government!
- Approx. 1,700 people emigrating every week.
- A recent St. Vincent de Paul report says that 600,000 people are in need of the services of food banks with 232,000 being children.
- Approx. 100,000 mortgages are still in arrears and many more are close to crisis point which means that we have approx. 400,000 people living the daily nightmare of possible eviction from their homes.
- The homelessness situation has reached alarming levels and continues to worsen.
- Its common knowledge that our unemployment figures are being massaged by Government schemes (scams).
- It’s estimated that there could be as many as 10 people taking their own lives every week as a result of the harsh measures being imposed on our people by three successive and very uncaring Governments!
From the above figures it is clearly evident that there is something very wrong with our system of Government. The form of democracy that we have in Ireland is called ‘Representative Democracy’. It was founded on the principle of a small group of elected officials representing and making decisions on behalf of all of the people in our country.
Not educated enough to make decisions
Representative Democracy was founded at a time when the general population of a country was deemed not to be educated enough to make their own decisions. The answer to that was to have a small group of educated people represent the rest of the population and to make all decisions on their behalf! So, once every 5 years or so we still elect people with this outdated system to make decisions on our behalf until such time as the next election comes around. In effect what we do at election time is to relinquish our right to have any say in decisions that affect us on a daily basis!
Ever since this system of democracy was founded it was always open to fraud and corruption. The elected officials were always exposed to the possibility of being compromised by their connections to and dealings with banks, corporations and large business. As we have seen to our cost this led and is still leading elected officials to make decisions which aren’t always in the best interests of the people they are elected to represent. Nowadays many if not most decisions are obviously slanted towards the best interest of banks, corporations and large businesses!
In Ireland the only main difference between the two main political parties still sadly revolves around the civil war politics of the early 20th Century. The sad fact is that our two largest political parties are so similar that the only real difference between them is whose grandparents supported the Treaty and whose grandparents didn’t! Their policies are now so similar that all we really have at election time is a game of musical chairs to see which two of the main 4 political parties can do secret deals with each other in order that they can assume the throne and rule over over us for another 5 years until it’s time for another game of musical chairs!
Surely the time has come to consign this outdated and unfit for purpose system to history and move forward with a system of governance that will ensure fairness and equality for everyone, and one in which we can make a better future not only for ourselves but for our children and our grandchildren!
It’s not too late
The reality now is that our country and our people are in crisis. We are in an emergency situation where the people who are charged with governing our country are not being truthful about the perilous predicament we are in! Many of us have justified doubts about the way in which our country is governed. We must seriously question a system that favours an elite few and why the same system has failed at least half of the people who live in Ireland so badly! As a people we must seriously consider the legacy that we are leaving our children, grandchildren and all future generations!
Ireland and our people can never move forward when our politicians are not willing to look beyond the outdated and very undemocratic system of ‘Representative Democracy’ the Irish version of which has frighteningly become very similar to an ‘Aristocracy’, the definition of which is as follows – a form of Government in which power is in the hands of a small and privileged ruling class!
The time has come to make sweeping changes and that time is NOW! Not only do we need a change of Government, our complete system of governance MUST also be changed!
…So, who are the Irish Democratic Party, and how are we so completely different than any other political party that has ever existed in Ireland?
Just click on the ABOUT US link at the top of the page where we explain fully the aims of the Irish Democratic Party, who our members are, how and why we were formed, and most importantly how the Irish people can make REAL and LASTING change for the betterment of all of our people, not just the elite and privileged few!
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