Archive | July, 2011

Clarification Broadcast on East Coast Radio

A comment broadcast yesterday about what I said on Newstalk during a discussion on social welfare was incorrect, East Coast Radio kindly afforded me the opportunity to set the record straight, listen here.

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Welfare Fraud discussion on Newstalk

Yesterday I participated in Newstalk’s Coleman at Large programme, John O’Donovan and John McGuirk presented the programme and on the panel was myself, Georgina Robinson of Gerald Keane & Co Solicitors and Seamus Dooley, Irish Secretary of the NUJ. We had a lively discussion on many issues, including Labour Minister Joan Burton’s decision to cut fuel […]

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Kenny should follow his own advice and resign

In January 2008, Enda Kenny called on the then Taoiseach to resign for demeaning the profession of politics.  Today we learnt that not only has Enda Kenny broken his solemn promise to keep Roscommon A&E open, he also denied he ever made such a promise! Enda Kenny himself  has now utterly demeaned the profession of politics […]

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Election promises and hospitals

Fine Gael’s James Reilly said that the money will follow the patient. However, so far all we’ve seen is the patient following the money – all the way down the N63 to Galway which is about an extra 80km, and here in Wicklow it looks like patients will be forced to travel an additional 19km […]

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The Government must stop creating new uncertaint​ies

FF’s 4 year plan (whether you agreed with it or not) did set out exactly the fiscal measures that would have to be taken to get Ireland’s deficit back in line so that we could return to the markets and remove ourselves from the grip of the EU-IMF. The secondary purpose of the plan was […]

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