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Labour Cllr Denies Connection Between Labour and Unions!

Cllr Barry Nevin was interviewed on East Coast Radio‘s Morning Show today. When my text “It shouldn’t be forgotten that Labours insistence on giving their public service union buddies pay rises via increments will cost twice as much as the household charge will raise” was put to Cllr Nevin he refused to answer. At the […]

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Wicklow Sinn Fein Cllrs must confirm they didn’t benefit from Dáil ink fiasco

Fianna Fáil PRO in Co Wicklow, Stephen Kearon has called on local Sinn Féin representatives in Co Wicklow to confirm that they were never in receipt of printing assistance or products which benefitted their own political work within Co Wicklow. Mr Kearon said, “Since this story first appeared in the Daily Mail, a number of […]

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If Carlsberg did weekends

What a weekend – a hugely successful Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis coupled with Ireland leaving Paris undefeated. The energy and enthusiasm at the Ard Fheis was palpable, not to mention the great feeling from being surrounded by thousands of real Republicans, without a single balaclava or cartridge in sight. (more…)

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O’Snodaigh​’s prints dont stack up – LITTERally

Media reports say the number of toner cartridges he took would be enough to print between 3 to 4 million pages If we take the lower figure of 3 million, divide by the pages per minute of a fast colour printer (20ppm) we get 150,000 minutes Divide this by 60 we get 2,500 hours Divide this […]

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Minister for Misery Attacks Working Families

Minister for Misery, Labour’s Brendan Howlin, certainly lived up to his party’s pledge to protect the Croke Park agreement, all at the expense (literally) of the 1.5m people who work in the private sector.  This is Labour’s way. Rather than stopping the €1.2b in increments paid to his public service union buddies, he attacked working […]

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Martin McGuinness 40 years too late

I note in Friday’s Irish Times Martin McGuinness predicated that attacks on his campaign would cease because they had not worked,  if only he had come to the same conclusion 40 years ago, the thousands of people murdered by his IRA’s campaign would be walking around alive today, such as three year old Jonathan Ball, […]

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McGuinness as President? No thanks

One of the first interviews Martin McGuinness gave as a candidate for the Irish Presidency was with RTE. In it he stated that he wanted to be judged on his last two decades in Irish life.  I can fully understand why he would only want a limited examination of his career. The contribution he made […]

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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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Brian Lenihan RIP

The untimely death last week of Brian Lenihan, aged only 52, has left Ireland a poorer place, as we’ve lost one of our most patriotric public servants.  Brian (he always insisted on being called by his first name) showed everyone what politics should be about – duty, passion and a determination to always put country […]

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Fiddling the System – Ireland’s Dole Cheats

What was most shocking in TV3’s programme ‘Fiddling the System’ was the complete disregard the welfare cheats had for their fellow citizens. Welfare fraud is a criminal act that damages communal cohesion and concepts of fairness within society, this illegal, selfish behaviour should never be  tolerated, but especially now when resources are scarce. RTE’s Prime Time Investigates […]

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