FÍS NUA Convention –
Sat 22nd October 2016
The next Fís Nua Convention will take place in
The Aisling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8 on
Saturday, 22 October 2016, 2pm – 5pm, with social meeting from 12 midday
Location subject to change but a new notice will issue if this occurs
Motions and Amendments
All members are welcome to submit Motions, nominations and Amendments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Members are requested to read and if possible debate the motions with the proposer prior to the convention so that all motions can be dealt with quickly. Motions must be received by midday 9th September 2016. Every effort will be made to publish the amendments on this page of our website at http://fisnua.com or email them to the members. Amendments to motions must be received by midday 14th October 2016. All members, out of probation, can vote at the convention and all members are invited to attend and take part in discussions. We look forward to seeing you there!
Postal or Email Voting
If a member wishes to apply for a postal or email vote instead of attending the convention, they must apply by email to email@example.com, or by post to Fís Nua, , by midday 16th October 2016.
The condition for postal/online voting is that the member must have attended at least one convention in person within the previous year. Exceptions to the requirement to attend a convention at least once a year for postal vote or online vote eligibility, can be made if there are cases of personal emergency (mourning, illness, disability) at the discretion of the Convention.
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pp Brendan Kelly acting CoOrdinator.
That Fís Nua deregisters as a political party.
(proposed by Mary Attenborough)
Actively follow through merger with DDI and/or IDP with proposals to be put back to members, and once set up de-register the smaller parties affiliated to the other, with the smaller ones and any accounting units becoming branches or affiliated organisations of the other – like AAA and PBP.
(proposed by Damon Matthew Wise Âû – carried forward from August 2016 convention)
(Originally Amendment 1 to Motion 2 from August 2016 convention (to wind down the party) . Motion 2 from August 2016 convention fell)
That members not wanting to be active in Fís Nua as an active registered political party stand down (or don’t stand) for FPCC;
(proposed by Damon Matthew Wise Âû)
That a support group of members be created in the Constitution alongside “the Advisory Council” of “original” faction members;
That a system of Party Groups be created known as factions to allow existing Campaign groups to have voting members on FPCC. The existing membership be called “Originals” faction; the Disability and Equality Rights faction of groups including NCPD members, Charitable Company,Trustees of Federation Trust and ICAAN membership drawn from; The “integrity” movement – ACT Anti Corruption Taskforce and Integrity Ireland be invited for a third, and once 2016 Audit and report is successfully completed Direct Democracy Ireland and Irish Democratic Party and Independents for Change as “Democratic Reform” faction (allow this open for others to join).
Constitution would be amended with the inclusions on membership of other political parties:-
To allow the mergers to take place the financial responsibility of Fís Nua shall be the responsibility of the Fís Nua An Chlar/Green Party of County Clare and the members of Disability and Equality Rights faction in 2017 until mergers are complete; the respective factions shall prepare their accounting units in shared auditing of the new body.
(by Damon Matthew Wise Âû)
Nominations for the FPCC
National Co-ordinator: Brendan Kelly (nominated by Damon Matthew Wise Âû)
Deputy Co-ordinator: Damon Matthew Wise (nominated by himself)
Treasurer: Karen Wise (nominated by Damon Matthew Wise Âû)