Austerity? What Austerity!

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

 

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Wicklow Children Referendum Tally 2012

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.

Live updates through Twitter, just click here to view.

Current status of Wicklow via Google Docs spreadsheet, click here to view

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Wicklow House Prices

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

2012
2011
2010

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Micheál Martin to Visit Garden County Friday September 28th

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Patients Will Die Because of Labour

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.

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Inkgate – Gardai Launch Probe

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.

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Mick Wallace’s Statement Insufficient

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.

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Wicklow Stability Treaty LEA Breakdown

Tally was accurate to 0.4%

Below is breakdown per Local Electoral Area plus East Carlow

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Wicklow Stability Treaty Tally 2012

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.

Live updates through Twitter, just click here to view.

Current status of Wicklow via Google Docs spreadsheet, click here to view

Current status of tallies from all 43 constituencies via Google Docs spreadsheet, click here to view

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Job Annoucements Since January 2012

A myth on the No side is that no jobs are being created, the reality is of course rather different, specifically since January 2012 over 10,000 new jobs have been announced by the following companies:

Continue reading Job Annoucements Since January 2012…

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