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People's Movement (Ireland)


People's Movement (Ireland)

People's Movement
Irish: Gluaiseacht an Phobail
Type NGO
Headquarters Dublin, Ireland
Chair/Cathaoirleach Patricia McKenna

People's Movement (Irish: Gluaiseacht an Phobail) is an Irish pressure group which campaigns on a number of issues such as protecting Irish neutrality and against greater European Union integration. The movement has also campaigned against the war on Iraq and the use of Shannon Airport by the US military.


The Peoples Movement in sponsored by a number of public figures - artist Robert Ballagh, former TD Alderman Declan Bree, former MEP Patricia McKenna, Cllr Chris O'Leary, Bronwen Maher, Thomas Pringle TD, Cllr Cieran Perry, Cllr. Catherine Connolly, Irish-language broadcaster and independent councilor Cllr. Seósamh Ó Cuaig and Prof. John Maguire. Tony Gregory was also a patron.

Lisbon Treaty

The group actively campaigned against the constitutional amendment to ratify the (Treaty of Lisbon) stating that it would increase Ireland involvement in military commitments of the EU,[1]compromise worker's rights and reduce the accountability and power of the national parliament of Ireland. [2]

The People's Movement made submissions to the National Forum on Europe[3] setup in the aftermath of the rejection of the Lisbon Treaty.

External links

  • Peoples' Movement Official Website
  • Peoples' Movement Facebook page
  • Peoples' Movement Bebo Page


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