OneGov.ie – The Online Political Forum
Welcome to OneGov.ie. OneGov has been set up as a forum for political discussion. During this time of global political and economical instability, we believe it is vitally important for people to have a platform to express their views and concerns. We have set up OneGov.ie for this very purpose!
Our Goal is to encourage intelligent and respectful conversation about the matters that affect you. We believe that intelligent and articulate debate is key to finding the solutions to the problems we currently face today. We want all users of the website to contribute and enjoy their time on the website. Therefore we encourage all users to respect their follow users when posting about their opinions, political beliefs or ideologies. This forum is open to everyone, regardless of political orientation. We just ask that you respect other forum user and adhere to forum posting rules.
We are fully impartial and are in no way biased or aligned to any political party, group, ideology or otherwise.
Recently Added Forums
Discuss the Irish Economy on OneGov.ie. The Irish Economy has suffered greatly in the last five years. Discuss the causes and proposed solutions to our economic turmoil.
It has often been said that economic instability leads to political instability. The current recession has had a massive impact on the political landscape. Is time for a political change in Ireland? Discuss this and the latest developments in Irish Politics.
Developments in US Politics have a major impact on Global Politics and Economics. This is particularly true for Ireland given the amount of US investment in the country. Discuss developments in Domestic US Policy and Foreign Policy.
Like Ireland, Economic crises have led to massive changes in the Political Landscape of many European Countries. The European Union as a whole now faces massive Economic challenges. Discuss political & economic developments in European Nations at a domestic level and at a European level.
Dental Health Policy
Orthodontists work to correct misaligned and crooked teeth, and incorrect bites – or malocclusions – in which the teeth do not meet or the mouth is overcrowded. While children and teenagers have been the most common recipients of orthodontic treatment in the past, it’s now just as usual for adults to work to improve the appearance on their teeth, tempted in part by the development of invisible braces / six month braces with none of the unsightly drawbacks of the old all-wire contraptions. Orthodontic treatment is now much gentler too – it’s a pain-free way to correct your smile with no effect on your day-to-day life.
PublicPolicy.ie the independent think tank on policy issues for interested citizens have produced several policy documents of late. Here is a link to Dr Henri Smets speaking in Dublin in June 2012. He spoke on the topic of residential water charges in Ireland. In particular that it is accepted in most European countries that people pay for water, based on consumption.
NAMA (National Asset Management Agency)
In December 2009 the Irish Government established NAMA as a solution to the problems that had arisen in the domestic banking sector. The problems mainly centred around reckless property lending.
NAMA bought the under performing property and development loans direct from the distressed Irish banks at a discount or haircut. Loans with a nominal value of €74 where acquired from financial institutions. NAMAs objective is to recognise a long term financial return of the Irish State on the the portfolio of loans over a 10 year period. NAMA is appointing liquidators and recievers to the recover assets secured on loans. Some high profile examples are a) Michael McNamara & Company Construction (b) Radora Developments c) Paddy Burke Builders d) Arcadia Developments e) Mellview Estates.
Since its creation NAMA has clocked up a large number of liquidations and recieverships. It remains to be seen if this policy will produce a long term return for the Irish State.
The Department of Finance’s mission is to manage ‘Government monies and help achieve the Government’s economic and social goals having regard to the Programme for Government’. The aim of achieving ‘social goals’ is increasingly difficult in the current economic climate. We want to raise discussions around what can we done to bridge this gap.
HMCA Accountants Dublin will be contributing pieces for this section.