Pat’s Promises – My Key Solutions For Change & Accountability in Dublin Central & Ireland

Issues; Public Transparency and Accountability necessary to bring about practical effective change for the People. 1. Health: a.) eliminate the HSE and its towers of Power in Dublin, that created 852,000 patients on waiting lists, by re- empowering local community, private, and public Hospitals with Managers having a Masters Degree in hospital Administration. b.) all persons will have dedicated Health Insurance Account, that will be funded by a €40 per week contribution taken from general tax Revenue, and paid into a General Health Insurance fund. This will allow immediate access to emergency and surgical treatment within 3 days, that will be paid from the fund to the Hospital. Routine GP visits and treatment can also be paid from the fund. Patient right to choose Doctor and/or Surgeon , and form of treatment respected. c.) Dept. of Health inspectors to have oversight on Hospitals to ensure meeting of standards. d.) All doctors, consultants, to provide their own mal practice insurance. e.) Incentive given for Irish Nurses and doctors to return home 2. 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. 3. Housing, Mortgage availability, default protection to prevent, and pause Evictions: a.) 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. b.) Ease planning laws and overly difficult, expensive, unpractical restrictions c.) All mortgage and Interest to be tax deductible on a sliding scale 4. Homelessness; a.) emergency low cost cabins provided in parks to prevent deaths from pneumonia and hypothermia 5. 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. 6. Rent control: eliminate 20 % tax and other levies on Landlords by joint contract with authorities. In return savings passed onto Tennant thereby reducing rent to be fixed for 5 years on a controlled basis. 7. Policing and Public order; No public drinking or drug taking on the Streets with offenders warned for 1st offence, and if repeated to be sent to open rehabilitation centres. 8. Crime; 3 strikes and your out for repeat offenders. Legal Aid denied as being free, with attachment of dole, or wages garnisheed to pay for legal representation. 9. 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 to be implemented. Registry of Deeds office to be closed, with only one system of registering property title to be in place. 10. 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. 11. Courts and 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.. 12. Possession of Dangerous Hard Drugs over certain quantity; Offenders sent to re-education open centres for drug rehabilitation. Drug dealers to get longer stiff prison sentences 13. Wards of Court; repeal the Lunacy Regulation (Ireland) Act 1871 immediately. Stop elderly persons who are perfectly lucid, from being declared of unsound mind, and thereby losing their legal rights, simply for the fact that they are somewhat infirm. Stop the practice of isolating family members from having access to their loved ones simply because they disagree with HSE treatment. 14. Banking Fraud during the Celtic Tiger leading to Financial collapse in 2007-2009: Initiate a complaint and investigation against those public officials responsible, and file at the EU fraud office, for misappropriation of EU funds borrowed under false pretences to create a Ponzi scheme Building boom. 15. Small private business and the self employed; Tax Credit for being the Revenue Commissioners unpaid collector of taxes from employee wages and salaries.