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Céad míle fáilte! Welcome to our page! 

Democrats Abroad Ireland is the official country committee for US Democrats living in Ireland. Our main objective is voter registration assistance and education, but we have a very strong social side as well!  We hold monthly gatherings at the Arlington Hotel in city centre Dublin where we discuss political issues, hold viewing parties for debates, invite guest speakers, and generally have a bit of banter and cráic.  We also hold events throughout the year - 4th of July BBQ, Thanksgiving Dinner, Holiday party, and more!

Join Democrats Abroad today and you'll receive our membership emails with all the details for our events throughout the year!

You can also keep in touch with us on social media:

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or Contact us by email: Democrats.Ireland@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

DA Ireland Leadership:

| Ireland Chair
| Ireland Vice Chair
| Ireland West Coordinator | Member At Large
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  • News

    Why it’s time to take a stand for net neutrality

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    Do you talk to your family and friends back home over Skype or WhatsApp? You might not be able to for much longer if President Trump’s newly appointed FCC commissioner, Ajit Pai, has it his way.

    In three weeks the FCC plans to eliminate basic net neutrality protections that ensure Americans have an open Internet and tech innovators compete on a fair playing field. These protections killed AT&T’s attempt to block Skype on the iPhone in 2009 when they feared it would hurt their profit margins. Net neutrality principles also ensured startups with the best ideas had the chance to succeed, not just those with the deepest pockets or closest ties to powerful cable companies.

    Legal expert Tim Wu fears the FCC’s new proposal could even undermine free expression by opening the door for companies like Comcast and Verizon to block any online content they don’t like. This has already happened before. In Canada, one Internet provider blocked access to a pro-union website in order to prevent workers’ ability to assemble and build public support. Without taking a stand, similar censorship could become commonplace in the US. At the very least, the FCC’s decision would mean higher bills and slower Internet speeds for users who access websites and apps that don’t make special deals with cable companies.

    The Internet as it stands today enables us to connect with our loved ones back home faster and more affordably than ever before. It ensured our voices were heard all the way from Ireland when we expressed our dismay after President Trump announced his unconstitutional travel ban in February. It’s how our ballots were emailed to us so we could easily vote from abroad during the many special elections throughout the year.

    Let’s do our part to stop the FCC and cable companies from changing the Internet we know and love:


    Best,

    Greg Johnson

    Chair

    Democrats Abroad Ireland

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    Trump's 100th Day: Help us fight Trump here in Ireland!

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    April 29th marks Donald Trump's 100th day in office - and potentially the first day of a government shutdown. Join us in Dublin at 3pm (2pm if you wish to attend the executive committee meeting) on Saturday April 29th at Sinatra's Bar, Arlington Hotel to strategize how we can best resist here in Ireland as well as advocate for Americans living abroad. 

    If you haven't already, please take our survey so we can do our best to plan in ways that meet your interests! We will go over the survey results together on 29 April to help us develop specific goals, actions, and events. 

    Grab a drink and join in on the conversation! We look forward to seeing you soon.

    Best,
    Greg Johnson, Chair

    DA Ireland
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