This page will present information on internal matters that will be of interest to members of the People's Movement.


Dublin - 29 January 2011

People's Movement
General Meeting
Offices of UNITE – the union
55-56 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1
Saturday, January 29th 2011, 2:00 p.m.
A general meeting of members and supporters of the People’s Movement to discuss the general election.


PM at Danish conference - 30-31 October 2010

Representatives of the People’s Movement attended the conference of the Danish People’s Movement (Folkebevægelsen mod EU) in Aarhus recently. The Irish economic situation was outlined to the conference and a People’s Movement flag used during the Lisbon II referendum campaign was presented. Productive meetings were also held with EU-critical organisations from other Nordic countries.

A press statement issued by the Danish People's Movement after the conference is available here.


People's Movement meetings

A series of People's Movement consultative meetings will take place over the next few weeks in Dublin, Mullingar, Kilkenny, Donegal, Galway, Sligo, Maynooth and a number of other centres to formulate proposals on the future direction of the People's Movement. These proposals will be sent to the National Committee elected at our last AGM. The National Committee will meet some time in December and will bring proposals to a general meeting of members as soon as possible afterwards - probably early in the New Year.

This method is being followed in order to facilitate the widest possible consultation among our members and supporters and to allow for the widest possible debate. In the meantime, we will continue with activity in order to advance our objectives.


People's Movement AGM

The 2009 annual general meeting of the People's Movement was held in the Ireland Institute, Pearse Street, Dublin on Saturday, 9 May. A large attendance from branches throughout the country debated a wide range range of resolutions: the texts of those that were adopted are available here.

The delegates also adopted a constitution for the Movement and elected the following to the executive committee for the coming year:
Pamela Davis
Cian Flanagan
Frank Keoghan
Eugene McCartan
Kevin McCorry
Patricia McKenna
Máire Ní Bheaglaoich
Eoin Ó Néill
Additional members will also be elected to represent the regions.


Fundraising

With a strong possibility that the People's Movement will have to fight another referendum campaign during the present year, it is vital that all our branches and members start fundraising as soon as possible. A document that contains useful advice on fundraising methods is available here.


South East Committee established


Patricia McKenna with members of the new committee

A South East committee of the People's Movement was established at a meeting held in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, on 4 November 2008, attended by activists from Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford and south Wicklow.

Mary Crotty, one of the organisers of the meeting, said: 'It is clear that despite the early promises to respect Ireland's "No" vote last June, the Brussels Commission and the big EU States want a second Lisbon Treaty referendum. The only question for Ireland "Yes" side is when. So those of us who worked for the "No" campaign are in for the long haul. That is why we are in the process of making more permanent and structured the loose ad hoc arrangements that proved so successful in the referendum'.


Kildare branch established


Eoghan ONeill, Dr Florence Craven, Damien Mc Kenna and Michael Quinn.

A North Kildare branch of the People's Movement was established at a meeting held in the Glenroyal Hotel on 8 October. For a press statement issued by the new branch after the event, click here.


Midlands regional committee formed


Joe Reynolds, Mags Glennon and June Kelly.

Members of the People's Movement in the midlands established a regional committee at a meeting held in Mullingar on Tuesday, 5 August. The officers elected are Mags Glennon (chair), June Kelly (secretary) and Joe Reynolds (treasurer). This was the first in series of meetings that will be held in the coming months to establish regional committees of the Movement throughout the country. A press statement containing contact details is available here.


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