It has been a busy month. When the Paralympics began I like many other people with disabilities wondered what the impact would be on the attitudes of the general public, primarily whether messages of rights and equality and respect would outweigh expressions of pity and sympathy. I didn’t know that during the Paralympics in Ireland [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Labour Party'
September 26th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Disability, Equality, Irish Politics, Paralympics, Recession
February 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized
Party Ard Fheis/Conference season will soon be upon us. Motions are being submitted and will soon be amended, composited and ruled out of order before reaching the final agenda. And some are arriving into the hen house. (All chicken feed is greatfully received to tips(@)mamanpoulet.com). First up is the Labour Party preliminary agenda. Here you [...]
February 11th, 2011 · 8 Comments · Disability, Elections, Equality, General Election 2011, Green Party, Irish Politics
The Disability invisibility cloak is being lifted on the General Election. Now lets see if the parties and their representatives can talk about it! The Labour Party launched their manifesto today The section on Disability A fair deal for people with disabilities Labour remains committed to an approach to disability in Ireland based on rights, [...]
January 24th, 2011 · No Comments · General Election 2011, Irish Politics
Friday’s Donegal Daily and Donegal News ran lead stories regarding an approach alleged to have been made to Thomas Pringle to run for the Labour Party in Donegal South West constituency in the General Election. Pringle polled well in the Donegal South West by-election and he beat the party candidate Cllr Frank McBrearty Jnr. in [...]
January 15th, 2011 · 7 Comments · Elections, General Election 2011, Irish Politics
(It’s the weekend, pretend this is a giveaway DVD with your newspaper or something…) First up in General Election Candidate video reviews here’s Colm Keaveney, Labour Candidate for Galway East. Yes that Colm. Someone lend him a smile.
September 16th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Irish Politics, LGBT, Lisbon
Today Labour LGBT launches a leaflet on why LGBT people should vote yes to the Lisbon Treaty. You can see the leaflet here and here. The leaflet says that Lisbon is ‘Good for Gays’ (Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgendered people disappear again for the sake of alliteration) and makes three points First Ireland’s involvement in Europe [...]