The Founding Principles

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The founding principles of DDI a National Citizens Movement will forever ensure the people hold the power

The “FIRR” of freedom

Freedom: from the antidemocratic party whip system: We will abolish the party whip system so your representative can actually represent YOU and not simply have to do whatever he/she is told.

Initiative: We will reinstate a citizen initiated referendum petition process whereby 100,000 signatures will require the government to hold a referendum on the issue raised. This was the case until this power was in our view illegally removed from the people in 1937

Referendum: We will rejuvenate and revitalise the referendum process to ensure it is free from government and other bias , and for initiated referendums it will ensure the question asked is the one the citizens want asked.

Recall: We will introduce a process of recall where any politician can be removed from office, at any time, for any reason . States which have introduced this rarely need to use it, because the politicians work hard and to their mandate. This will ensure the citizen initiated referendums are enacted.

These four co-dependent “cornerstones” are the foundation on which we will build a successful, fair and just nation for all, with efficient, responsive and accountable government of the people, by the people, for the people


  • Posted January 22, 2016

    James O’Neill O’Brien

    Direct Democracy should be just that:
    One person, one vote, majority rules.
    Empower all people by evolving away from representatives entirely. The Swiss Cantons have a transparent, efficient, and effective system which can serve as a model for the world, including Ireland!

  • Posted January 23, 2016


    We will fight for that power,and get what’s lawfully ours bk, “The fighting Irish ” are coming bk slow but shure, PROTEST,PROTEST,AND PROTEST!!!!

  • Posted April 24, 2016

    john cully

    Where the people fear the state, there is tyranny. Where the state fears the people there is liberty. Q.E.D. (That may be Tom Jefferson). The power of the citizenry to initiate referenda off their own bat, and to have the verdicts arrived at enforceable at law; the power to have a politician obliged to give an account of their stewardship, and to have that politician peremptorily rusticated if that accounting is found wanting—powers such as these, exercised conscientiously and purposefully by the sovereign people, would go a very long way to putting manners on our tribunes. The central problem is what it has always been—the Irish people are far too slavish, servile, craven to have the capacity to claim and exercise these rights and privileges. Is not our whole history an exegesis of this?

  • Posted June 16, 2016

    john reid

    Direct democracy or ‘true direct democracy’ is what I call the final step in the evolution of democracy. Now the technology is available we can all vote on all major issues via our phones or computers.

    We are all just people trying to enjoy the maximum fruits of our labours and along the way we face challenges and issues.
    These issues have nothing to do with politics, nothing to do with left wing or right wing or any of the ‘ism’s’.
    We do not need to be sectioned off and shoe horned into throwing our lot behind a party, we merely need the right to vote on each major issue.

    Politics is one colossal waste of time, energy and money and merely serves to divide us and keep us arguing among ourselves while the establishment rub their hands in glee as nothing interferes with their power, control and incomes.

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