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Today’s No Vote Rally A Great Success

April 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Thanks to all who made Today’s No Vote Rally in the Mont Clare a constructive and useful event. We shall build on the tremendous success today in the near future.

“Tyranny of the majority cannot be allowed rule”, Peter McMenamin, Irish Times

April 17, 2010 Leave a comment

“OPINION: Union votes on changes in conditions of work can seem democratic while steamrolling minorities who are directly affected, writes PETER MacMENAMIN

AT ALL times, democracy is a very delicate and sensitive concept. This is particularly true in industrial relations. The normal principle of “majority rule” doesn’t and shouldn’t always apply; it is easy to fall into the trap of the tyranny of the majority, whereby a majority can steamroll over a minority, thereby ignoring the legitimate interests of that minority. This is not democracy, which should always be judged by how it deals with legitimate minority interests.”
(Irish Times, 15th April)