90% of Independent Economists Surveyed voting YES in Stability Treaty

The “Assessment of the Impact of the Fiscal Treaty on the Irish Economy” by Indecon represents an independent economic analysis of the impact of the Treaty on Stability, Convergence and Growth (the ‘Fiscal Treaty’) on the Irish economy. The research includes an analysis of a new survey of leading independent non-government academic and research economists in Ireland. 44 independent economists responded to this survey.

The survey element includes results based on the opinions of 44 leading independent economists who are engaged in research or academic work in nine of the main centres of independent economic analysis in Ireland.

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SF/IRA – Leopards don’t change their spots

For over three decades SF/IRA attempted to destroy this state with physical force terrorism.

Yet despite the defeat of their IRA buddies, SF have enthusiastically continued with this goal, now engaging in acts of economic terrorism, planting their misinformation in an attempt to bully and scare the Irish people into voting No, the consequences of which will be unimaginable austerity when Ireland is unable to borrow at affordable rates, or even at all.

SF/IRA’s bombs and bullets failed, hopefully their ill gotten ink and weasel words will too.

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Towards 2016

During the course of the next number of months celebrations will commence marking the centenary of the 1912 signing of Ulster’s Solemn League and Covenant. Despite the passage of one hundred years, both traditions on this Island will look back to this and other events over the next decade with different feelings about what these events ignited and what they mean to people today. It is somewhat surprising, that having spent much of the past twenty years ending the conflict, we have not made the same effort at cementing the reconciliation that the next ten years would allow us to do if managed properly. So I do hope that we will take the events like the Covenant, or the Rising or the Somme and remember together that this is our shared history, and that we have learned from the mistakes of previous generations, who may have set the tone for much of our past but who don’t necessarily have to set the tone for the future.

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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 end of the interview another texter raised the same issue, and during his bizarre response Cllr Nevin was asked by by the programme’s presenter, Declan Meehan, “is there a connection between labour party and public sector unions” he replied “No”.

Strangely Cllr Nevin’s profile page says he is “deeply involved in the Bray & District Council of Trade Unions.”

Relevant parts of interview can be heard here.

Apparently tomorrow Cllr Nevin will be discussing how the Earth is really at the centre of the Universe.

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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 people locally have raised the question with me as to whether I knew if Wicklow SF had benefitted from printing facilities or were supplied with printer cartridges that would have originated in Leinster House.

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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.

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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 by 8 (typical number of working hours per day) we get 312.5

In other words to print the number of pages O’Snodaigh claims he did, it would take 312.5 days, with the printer working 8 hours non stop every day, 7 days a week!

This simply isnt credible, especially as paper trays would have to be refilled, jams cleared etc etc

O’Snodaigh’s claims are as believeable as Gerry Adam’s denials of ever being in the IRA!

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Comparison of Irish and UK Income Tax 2012

There is still much misinformation about the amount of income tax paid in Ireland vs the UK

Click here to see latest comparison, this is based on 2012 rates and includes all levies as well as USC change in Budget 2012.

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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 families by:

  • Doubling school transport costs
  • Increasing drug payment scheme ceiling
  • Forcing a 50% increase in private health insurance

This is Labour’s way.

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Aras 2011 Wicklow Tally

The tally will start with the count at 9am, and is made possible due to representatives from all candidates working together and is usually extremely accurate.

The boxes are to be opened in numeric order so there will be regional shifts during the tally.

Keep watching this post for updates.

Live updates through Twitter, just click here to view.

The current status via Google Docs spreadsheet, just click here to view

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