The One Year Initiative

The One Year Initiative

(Pictured above: M. P. Walsh on Moore Street, Dublin with democratic rights activist and founder of the (1YI) initiative, Mark McAuley 28.6.15.) (1YI) The One Year Initative. #people 2 rule. True democracy, real democracy, has only one meaning. The people rule, the people decide. So it is time for a real democratic revolution. Support the (1YI) campaign. Mark McAuley (mj-mca@hotmail.com) Campaigners like Mark reassure me of one very important fact. That we have the capability as citizens to govern ourselves, and that our pessimists, petty moaners, and begrudgers, have not driven all of our brightest and best out of the country. M. P. Walsh...
It’s Better Than Doing Nothing

It’s Better Than Doing Nothing

(Pictured above: M. P. Walsh at The Central Bank location, Dame Street, Dublin, with a friend and fellow campaigner Diana Martin 28.6.15) Despite Diana’s crippling arthritis and pessimistic, defeatist friends telling her that she is wasting her time marching every Sunday. She believes its better than doing nothing. What a woman, what a campaigner, what a citizen. M. P....
We Must Lead By Example

We Must Lead By Example

(Pictured above: M. P. Walsh on O’Connell Street, Dublin 14.6.15) “Duty is what one expects from others, it is not what one does oneself.” (Oscar Wilde) We Must Lead By Example We expect our Governing Ministers to be above and beyond reproach while at the same time reserving the right to bend and on occasions break the rules with impunity. This is not to say that some rules should not be broken and changed. M. P. Walsh...
Validation

Validation

(Pictured above: M. P. Walsh on O’Connell Street, Dublin. 7.6.15. With Co-Founder and Chairman, Michael Blanch, and Chairwoman, Betty Blanch, from Tallaght.) Michael and Betty Blanch, along with their family, campaigned for five years to establish A Famine Day of Remembrance. Which they achieved in 2008. www.ccifv.ie (Committee, Commemoration, Irish, Famine, Victims.) I consider it a great honour to have their story included on the Unite Citizens website, because they epitomise everything the Unite Citizens Initiative stands for. M. P. Walsh 8.6.15...