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Sunday, 6 April 2014

Independents Together, Networks, Movements, Unions or Parties?

another new 'movement' in the register of political parties 'Independents For Equality Movement' Mick Wallace TD Register-of-Political-Parties-3-April-2014 (doc) put in register on 4rd of April

Local Election Launch- Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola, : mickwallace Candidates for Co. Wexford, Independents for Equality Movement Launching the local election campaign of four people around Wexford Facebook event

There is also the Independents Network

Independents' Network | An Online Hub for Independent Politicians in Ireland with Catherine Murphy TD and Thomas Pringle TD, Finian McGrath, John Halligan TD Marian Hawkin MEP ( and Patrick Nulty) Thomas Pringle T.D. -

The Independents’ Network aims to encourage and assist independents to contest at Local Government level in order to capture the energy of the large numbers of people who are very active at a community level and who can bring those community values into the political arena.

dedicated P.ie thread independents-network-online-hub-independent-candidates-launches-sunday-march-30

Independents Together

Independents Together formerly the irish citizens party IrishCitizensParty

Independents Together (formerly Irish Citizens Party) Synopsis of social and economic policies | irishcitizensparty
IT will act as an umbrella for Independent candidates on issues, such as, a better health service, urban disadvantage, unemployed, equality in education, negative equity victims, rural issues, disabilities, small and medium business enterprises, Banking, protecting our constitution, etc. Candidates representing general issues are also welcome. IT is not hung up on political ideologies of left, right or centre.
which means they are right wing/libertarian.

National Independent Party who used to be Slí Níos Fearr who I've only seen registered as third party Register of Third Parties - Standards in Public Office Commission not on the Party register
National Independent Party

To reclaim the current political landscape for the betterment and protection of Irish Citizens. To sponsor social responsibility, reward enterprise and promote education amongst its people and not least, to reform the governance of the current Republic for the wellbeing of this country’s inhabitants, with due regard for health, opportunity and security. Mission and Vision | National Independent Party

dedicated P.ie thread national-independent-party-new-party-ireland

Direct Democracy Ireland Leader Jaan Van de Ven with Ben Gilroy, Raymond Whitehead
Tom D'Arcy says he's stand in the Euros constant-markievicz-bloke-standing-ddi-eu-elections

...empowers sovereign citizens with the ability to call a referenda on any issue (initiative). This creates a platform of direct consent for participatory decision making on a local and national level.


there's also the Stop The Water Tax -Socialist Party now officially in political party register but strangely there is also Socialist Party registered separately with the same details apart from the name

there is also the Anti Austerity Alliance 'not a party' Anti Austerity Alliance

and Thomas Broughan TD's finally picked a name and registered it Social Democratic Union Tommy Broughan
Former Labour TD launching new 'political movement' Irish Independent

The People’s Candidates
The People’s Candidates are all those individuals who have committed to THE PEOPLE’S CONTRACT and allowed their names to go before the people for election. THE PEOPLE’S CONTRACT provides the basis for the empowerment of the people, seperate from any particular organisation that individual candidates may be associated with, if any

there is Seamus Healy's Workers and Unemployed Action Group with his cohort of councillors Workers_and_Unemployed_Action_Group who were in ULA but left.

the United Left Alliance of SP and SWP (and WUAG and former labour) only worked during a once in century election and would never work long term.

Clare Daly TD, Joan Collins, Pat Dunne, Cllr and Declan Bree are now in a party called United Left no longer an alliance with the SWP or PBPA or anyone else?

I see independence as strength, that means forced unity is a problem, unless your right wing and your happy to follow along like a sheep, left wingers get mocked for splitting, not bad in my eyes cos I do't like my leftwingers with too much power either.

but anyway aslong as these are just loose alliances and advice and shared resources for candidates that's fine, most of these groups don't want a whip.

its seems if you want a group name associated with multiple candidates you have to register it as Party

Catherine Murphy put in private members bill so you can be put down on the ballot as Independent rather the negative non-party.
Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2014 [PMB] (Number 24 of 2014)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Electoral Act of 1992 to enable candidates for election who are not members of a political party to identify themselves as independent on a ballot paper and to provide for related matters


no sign of the Reform Alliance registering as 3rd Party Register of Third Parties - Standards in Public Office Commission but there are other groups there United Left Alliance - Deregistered as third party but there is now a party under the name United Left.Who are the "Alliance for Freedom and Democracy"?

there also still from previous elections Fis Nua, Senior Solidarity Party Dublin, Eirirgi, Letterkenny Residents Party, People before Party Alliance [SWP], South Kerry Independent Alliance and the Catholic Democrats (The National Party) and as Third Parties registered for 2014 Libertas

The Christian Solidarity Party aren't on the Party Register anymore, it was noted that they were cross campaign with Direct Democracy Ireland
christian-solidarity-party at the irishelectionliterature blog.


dedicated P.ie thread Can a new Left Grouping/Party emerge ?


Register of Political Parties, Houses of the Oireachtas updating regularily these days

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