8 PRINCIPLES FOR CHANGE

Public Transparency
Public Accountability
Local Government Availability for all Services
Local Empowerment for Services Management
Locally Controlled Health Districts
Elimination of Dublin Towers Of Power
Lower Costs for Effective Access to Justice
Fundamental Rights Vindicated without Courts

HOUSING SOLUTIONS

Street Sleeping:

Emergency low cost cabins provided in parks to prevent deaths from pneumonia and hypothermia.

SOCIAL HOUSING

Social homeownership; through local public authority rent to own, community based, built, from local labour thereby reducing unemployment, creating life skills that promote dignity, pride, and maintenance. Funding through local credit unions and sale of Municipal interest bearing bonds.

MORTGAGE PROTECTION

  1. Create no fault insured mortgages that protect families from Eviction in the event of a default on payment due to circumstances beyond their control. Family stays in the home, paying affordable rent until things stabilise. Part of rent applied to principal and part to interest. with mortgage term extended.
  2. Ease planning laws and overly difficult, expensive, unpractical restrictions.
  3. All mortgage and Interest to be tax deductible on a sliding scale.

RENTAL COSTS

Rent control: eliminate 20% tax and other levies on Landlords by joint contract with authorities. In return savings passed onto Tenant thereby reducing rent to be fixed for 5 years on a controlled basis.

FAMILY PROTECTION

Family protection of our Children and the Elderly:

a.) eliminate Tusla and its towers of power. Establish Family Mediation and Dispute Resolution Centres geared for conflict resolution with mentoring established.

b.) Social workers to be vetted and trained by the Mediation Centres

c.) Stop child and parent alienation by means of injunctive Court orders, used to gag any parent who complains in public that their child was unlawfully taken away.

d.) Eliminate enrichment of the legal profession and foster families, at the expense of the impoverished, by abolishing the present unfair Court system.

LEGISLATION

Laws and making of new laws. All badly written and difficult Archaic British Legislation abolished. Present form of writing Irish legislation to be abolished. New easily understood form of writing legislation in plain easily understood English and Irish to be implemented. Registry of Deeds office to be closed, with only one system of registering property title to be in place.

COURTS

COURT OFFICER’S CONDUCT

Solicitors , Barristers, and Judges; Peoples Council to oversee professional misconduct to be set up, to investigate, reprimand , or sanction with Censorship, or possible Criminal penalties applied for perjury, deception, and stated misbehaviour.

EFFECTIVE ACCESS TO JUSTICE

Dispute Resolution office to be opened to file claims in regard to Civil disputes, with both parties filing discovery upfront. Cases not to progress to Courts unless dispute involves novel point. Allow lay advocates with suitable experience to sit an exam to get certification, thereby allowing them the right to speak in Court for those who can not afford a Solicitor, and do not qualify for Legal aid.