The 1916 Proclamation declares that the Republic will cherish all the children of the nation equally, yet as we approach its centenary, this FG/Lab Govt seems determined to no longer do this, as now the children of working Middle Ireland (ie the people who get out of bed every day to work, who pay for everything themselves and who are already struggling) are now to receive less than the children of parents who have never worked, and never contributed anything to society.
It’s time the tax payers of Ireland standup, and tell Enda Kenny enough is enough, Middle Ireland can’t give any more.
Based on a dual income family with three children (one in college), two cars (2.0l and 1.6l) and living in a house worth €425,000 the impact of the FG/Lab Budget on them is as follows:
|Removal of PRSI Allowance||€528.32|
|Reduction in Child Benefit||€456.00|
|Increase in College Registration Fee||€250.00|
|Motor Tax Increase on Two Cars||€86.00|
|Increase in DPS Threshold||€144.00|
|Total Cost Per Month||€177.44|
Property Tax cost is the increase over the household charge, DPS is yearly cost of increasing threshold by €12 per month
Conor McGarry has analysed the data from the Department of Finance monthly exchequer statements 1998 – 2012 and has discovered something rather interesting - the data shows that under the FG/Lab Government spending has actually been increasing, yet Austerity is defined as the policy of deficit-cutting by lowering spending.
2010 – €47b
2011 – €48b
2012 – €50.3b
The tally will start with the count at 9am, and is made possible due to representatives from all parties and civic groups working together and is usually extremely accurate.
The boxes are normally opened in numeric order so there will be regional shifts during the tally.
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Current status of Wicklow via Google Docs spreadsheet, click here to view
The launch of the Property Price Register allows anyone to check the selling price of a house in their area.
I have downloaded the database, sorted it by area and have produced the following files containing details of all properties sold in Co Wicklow
The words from the Labour Party’s Leader, Chairman and numerous TDs are utterly sickening as it is their insistence on protecting the Croke Park Agreement that is putting the salaries of their well paid union buddies before the lives of sick and vulnerable citizens.
How many will have to die before the Labour Party allow the renegotiation clause to be triggered?
James Connolly must be spinning in his grave at the betrayal of his ideals.
Click here to download PDF of article in the Irish Daily Mail.
As reported by Senan Molony in today’s Irish Daily Mail SF Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh could face prosecution after expert analyses use of printer cartridges:
“Gardai are investigating Aengus Ó Snodaigh’s use of ink cartridges from the Dáil during the Inkgate scandal revealed in the Irish Daily Mail this year.
A computer expert (me!) has reported the Sinn Féin TD after accessing official Dáil records and finding anomalies in the log of repairs carried out on his printers.
And last night, it emerged that a senior Garda officer has written to the clerk of the Dáil over the matter.
Mick Wallace’s statement was far from being full and and frank and leaves a lot of be desired
Firstly it wasn’t an “under-declaration of VAT” but a deliberate and knowingly false declaration of VAT. Secondly VAT is not his company’s money so should never have been used for cash flow, then or ever.
He goes on to say he “believed that the company would be able to pay the full amount within six to twelve months“. If that was the case why did he not send in a truthful VAT return and contact the Revenue to arrange a payment schedule?
He goes on to describe his false declaration as “an error of judgement“, this is nonsense as it was a calculated decision, a crime is a crime and should be described as such.
Deputy Wallace ends his statement by referring to cuts in Special Needs Assistants, this is especially ironic as the €2.1m he owes to the State would pay the an annual salary of over of 80 SNAs.
If Deputy Wallace genuinely wants to apologise then he should resign his seat immediately.