It’s worth a listen:
Apologies to those who don’t understand a word of it. I couldn’t afford a translator.
Brian Cowen in defending the deal on R.T.E., spoke about the issue of defaulting that’s being mooted.
He said that defaulting was a non-runner because:
- we are a responsible country
- we have a responsibility to the Euro and
- we have a responsibility to our European partners
He made no reference to the fact that he and his/the Government has a responsibilty to us its citizens.
I think that says it all.
He knows he probably wouldn’t get elected next time out.
He knows that TDs and Senators will probably have their pay slashed in the budget …. ergo less of a pension for him
By resigning now he’ll have ‘bowed’ out at a higher salary so he’ll end up with a higher pension.
As I said …. cute man!
Kerry County Councillor Michael Healy-Rae was officially selected to run in the next General Election at a meeting in the Gleneahle Hotel in Killarney.
He’s hoping to replace his 79 year old father Jackie Healy-Rae one of the Independents who has been propping up our incompetent Government.
Jackie is a T.D. Two of his sons (Michael & Danny) are Kerry County Councillors.
And I’m being kind at that!
No matter what he puts his hands on he does damage. He has interfered with the provision on an incinerator in Dublin – and is almost bringing it to a stage where litigation proceedings will be issued against the Government.
Now he is hitting the commercial vehicle userm all because the 4×4 status symbol passenger vehicles of the Celtic Tiger era are now not affordable to the nouveux riche who are now feeling the pinch and are declaring that their passenger vehicles are now commercial vehicles without doing the necessary modifications required – no back seats/blacked our side windows and welded bolt holes for seat.
Two reports have given a damning indictment of Brian Cowen’s handling of the economy while he was Finance Minister.
Fine Gael tried to force the Dáil to hear a motion of no confidence today but the Ceann Comhairle (Fianna Fáil) prevented it.
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Senator Ivor Callery has cost the taxpayer €81,000 for overnight costs and travel expenses since he was elected to the Seanad in 2007. The amount was uncovered as a result of a Freedom of Information request by some news paper or other.
Though he has a ‘home’ and office in Dublin, he claimed his expenses from his ‘residence’ (holiday home) which is in Kilcrohane in West Cork, a distance of 360km from Dublin. He stopped claiming from this ‘residence’ during the latter part of last year.
Well he’s gone …. he resigned.
He didn’t go willingly but Dan Boyle’s no confidence in him on Twitter was curtains for him.
Twas a bit ridiculous when the vote of no confidence was beaten by Fianna Fáil with the support of the Greens.
Yet ’twas the Greens and Twitter burned him.