Glór is an Alliance of the People
Working with these Fundamental Principles we will modernise Ireland.
Our Constitution (Bunreacht na hÉireann) affirms that we are a Sovereign People and that national policy, in the final call, must derive from the people.
This was implicit in the Proclamation of the Irish Republic in 1916, in the words:
“We declare the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland and to the unfettered control of Irish destinies, to be sovereign and indefeasible.”
This was specific in the Constitution of 1937, wherein it says that:
“All powers of government, legislative, executive and judicial, derive, under God, from the people, whose right it is to designate the rulers of the State and, in final appeal, to decide all questions of national policy” [Article 6]
Further, is says that:
“Dáil Éireann shall be composed of members who represent constituencies” [Article 16.2.1]
There is no mention of the words “Political Party” in our Constitution at all.
Yet, our electoral laws, and public administration, give special status to Political Parties, they are financed with public money – about €20 million every year.
The Political Party ‘whip’ system is used to instruct TDs and Council members on how to vote, which directly conflicts with their duty to “represent constituencies“.
Every elected representative has a solemn duty to represent their constituents, not any Political Party, and is therefore also obliged to consult the people on an ongoing basis to give effect to this duty.
Rule by Party has resulted in our communities not being represented and has allowed powerful vested interests to control public policy.
We need independent democratic representation, this is the first step to resolving the problems in our country, locally and nationally.
As we approach Local Elections and in 2024, we note that our Constitution describes that the purpose of Local Government is to provide a:
“forum for the democratic representation of local communities”. [Article 28A)
That is what GLÓR stands for, locally and nationally.
We need no false divisions, and no opposition as such, we need representatives to do their duty, and to represent their constituency, locally and nationally.