Black Bart Ahern, "Pat the Rabid", and, Endem "Boothill" Kenny.Discord,disorder and duels in the Dail.Nobody had a clue as the sense of lawlessness apparently sweeping every corner of Ireland swept into the Dail with drive-by "stattings" erupting everywhere.
"In early 2004. as now in late 2007, Ireland had many of the ingredients for that type of corporate governance we call fascism; a largely unaccountable police force(as the 2006 Morris report has attested).Union of labour unions and employers under the auspices of the state in "social partnership" agreements, a charismatic power-hungry prime minister "Bertie" Ahern, and continued encroachment by a powerful state into aspects of civil society that started with the domestication of the trade unions.Massive privatizations were being contemplated, starting with the universities; of those actually achieved that of the telecommunications sector has left Ireland in the third world with respect to broadband." More on the following link.
February 2nd 2007.
THE Government is still making payments to the Dutch firm which developed the now-mothballed electronic voting machines that were bought by the State writes Senan Molony.(Irish Independent) Powervote (Ireland) has been liquidated by its parent, NEDAP Powervote - the company that came up with the electronic voting machines.!!
They were condemned by a specially-formed Commission on Electronic Voting three years ago, and yesterday it was claimed the machines used old technology.
Some 6,000 machines remain in storage around Ireland, at a continuing annual storage cost of around €1m, even though they cannot be used without new software being developed.
The Exchequer has been paying royalty and service contract amounts to Powervote, despite the machines being written off for the impending general election and the 2004 local and European elections. The Department of the Environment said last night that payments would continue to be paid to the Dutch parent.
You couldnt make it up..
The feisty widow of the late Liam Lawlor TD has secured leave in the High Court to bring an action aimed at preventing the Mahon planning tribunal from making any findings of "serious misconduct" against herself or her husband unless it can prove those beyond reasonable doubt.
Ms Hazel Lawlor said the tribunal had "destroyed the life of her husband, herself and their family" and had displayed a "vindictive and vengeful" attitude towards her husband. She was in personal fear of the powers of the tribunal and how they might be used against her, she added.
But why would she be fearful, if she has nothing to hide.?
Jan 2007,Mr Martin Giblin SC for Ms Lawlor, of Somerton House, Lucan, Co Dublin got leave from Mr Justice Michael Peart to bring judicial review proceedings against the tribunal in which she is seeking a number of orders and declarations including an injunction, pending further court order, restraining further inquiries by the tribunal into matters concerning her.
She is also seeking several declarations, including that the tribunal may not make findings of serious misconduct against her late husband, who died in a car crash in Moscow in October 2005, or against herself, unless supported by evidence proven beyond any reasonable doubt, not on the basis of balance of probabilities.
Shure on this basis, Charles Haughey, Ray Burke, and every other gangster in the Fianna Fail Party is, like Richard Kimble, an innocent , hunted victim ,of blind justice.?
In an affidavit, Ms Lawlor, (a mother of four strapping,highly successful, american based sons,) said no findings as such were made against her late husband by the Tribunal as no module in which he was involved was brought to a conclusion by the time of his death. He had found the tribunal proceedings to be interminable (that we can believe)and the failure to start and finish lines of enquiry was a matter of great frustration, confusion and exhaustion to him.
(Particularly during the various spells he spent in jail for obstructing the Tribunal and burning his incriminating papers in a back garden bonfire witnessed by neighbours)
She and their children felt the tribunal proceedings were never going to end. (Lucky for the lawyers anyway)
She said,there was an "oppressive degree of attention" focused on her late husband.(Not really, I believe Burke, Haughey, Flynn, and others compete for that award)and although he had "made every effort to supply the information",(sic) he was nonetheless found to be in contempt. Many of the documents sought were material but her husband was not legally obliged to retain them and many were of great antiquity. (But he has been stroking for many,many years Mrs Lawlor..)
Ms Lawlor said her husband was fearful that findings would be made against him without adequate proof and without a proper opportunity to challenge his accusers. (Haughey wont be back to do that either,- thank heavens!)
"I and my family continue to share that fear. The time spent on Tribunal business and the enormous pressure put on my late husband had a dreadful effect on him on me and on our children. The Tribunal ruined our lives in a way which would not have occurred if my late husband had legal representation".(?)
Mr Lawlor, she added, was the "victim of some appalling publicity which was factually incorrect, factually distorted and libelous". The Tribunal, as far as she could ascertain, did not lift a finger to protect her husband or her family from damaging leaks.
The treatment of Mr Frank Dunlop by the Tribunal was "in stark contrast" to that meted out to Liam Lawlor, she said.
Yes but Frank came out with his hands up, Mrs Lawlor. now you and your fine sons would do the state some service if ye did the same,and did it now. It might even prevent the tragedy of his associates, and fellow strokers in Fianna Fail being returned to misgovern this nation for another five long interminable years.
Now that would be a real legacy for the Lawlor family to leave to the nation.
Its not as if you are stuck for a few bob, even if he was found out-you have his TDs pension 80,000 euros etc and God knows what else tucked away under the Czech/Russian mattress..
Frank Dunlop has sworn on the memory of his dead son to be open and truthful in all his revelations
The Lawlor family clearly have no respect for their own dead fathers memory judging by their present legal attack on the corruption-in-planning Tribunal.
On and on and on goes the charade. will it ever end.? His interpreter, who survived the crash is going to make a few bob as well.The newspapers are easy game for every chancer -even non EEC folk -they all get to take them to the cleaners.
Non E.E.U. person/Ukranian translator/employee of the Heaven bound, Liam Lawlor, sues Irish newspapers for libel-with the help of the legal vultures, of course. Unbelievable!!It could only happen in Bart Ahern´s corrupt banana republic.
February 2007: THE 'Sunday World' newspaper failed in its bid to have Ukrainian woman Julia Kushnir, who is suing the newspaper for libel, lodge a sum of €30,000 in court as security towards costs if her case fails.
Ms Kushnir survived the car crash in Moscow in which former Fianna Fail TD Liam Lawlor died in October 2005.
A translator, Ms Kushnir has sued a number of newspapers as a result of the reporting of the crash. The first case, alleging libel against the 'Sunday World', will begin in the High Court on February 21.
Ms Kushnir has claimed that she was libelled when it was wrongly suggested that Mr Lawlor was in the company of a teenage prostitute at the time of the accident.
She is to travel to Ireland for the hearing, along with character witnesses from Tel Aviv, New York and Moscow.
Turning down the newspaper's application yesterday, Mr Justice Michael Hanna said it was breathtaking that the 'Sunday World' should wait until now to make the application. (does not say much for the newspapers lawyers..)
He said it could have been made months ago.
Earier, counsel for the 'Sunday World', John Gordon, in applying to secure costs against Ms Kushnir, said she had brought proceedings relating to an article which appeared in the Dublin edition of the newspaper on the tragic death of Liam Lawlor.
The article did not name Ms Kushnir and the story did not appear in all editions of the 'Sunday World', he said. The newspaper's solicitors had written to Ms Kushnir's side on January 18 last, seeking security in the event she did not succeed in her action.
The result, he said, was an extraordinary letter in which Ms Kushnir's side asked if they had been spying after they made the statement in a letter to the Kushnir side that the translator had no assets within the EU.
Counsel said that the full costs of the Kushnir case would be in the region of €90,000, allowing for a three-day trial. Ms Kushnir, he said, was not an EU citizen despite living in Prague for the last 15 years.
The mere fact of her being a resident of Prague did not exempt her from providing security. For reasons of her own Ms Kushnir, counsel said, chose not to give the court information that might be helpful. Counsel for Ms Kushnir, Paul O'Higgins, said Mr Gordon had cast the case as if Ms Kushnir in some arrogant fashion had failed to answer questions.
Mr O'Higgins said a question was never asked about assets and this application had been made when all the costs in the case had been incurred. He contended it would be inappropriate to grant the order.
Ann O'Loughlin (Irish Independent)
God bless Frank Dunlop and William Gogarty.
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Former Taoiseach identifies "Whiparound" ,Bart Ahern ,with his corrupt mentor Haughey.
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No pot of gold at the end of the Kenny/Rabbite rainbow opposition.
Question for Mr Rabbite & Mr Kenny: Why should the electorate remove one cabal of self serving parasites and incompetent politicians for another.? The bilge rats are already looking towards the lifeboats. None of ye represent the ordinary people.
No party is willing to halt the stealth tax merry-go-round imposed on the ordinary people.Vested interests and powerful lobby groups will continue to prevail until something entirely new emerges from the-as yet- unbroken mould of the Haughey decades. Stagnation prevails in the graveyard that is irish politics today. Tweedle-dee-dum or Tweedle-dee-dee. Deck chairs moved about every 5 years on the "S.S. Rip-off ". The Fianna Fail Mafias thrive. Corruption, incompetence, and Cronyism rules O.K.! Fianna Fail-Fine Gael. Do we really need to turn over the penny?
Hi visitor, my name is John.That's me above.Pissing against the wind. I have to do it anyway.A kind of compulsion. Stay with me awhile, if you will. If not it don't matter.Shake the dust from your sandals, and move on.
"Cast a cold eye on life, on death.
Horseman pass by.."
When troubles call and your back's to the wall,
There's a lot to be learned,
That wall could fall.
Once there was a silly old ram,
Thought he'd punch a hole in a dam;
No one could make that ram scram,
He kept butting that dam.
Because he had high hopes,
He had high hopes;
He had high apple pie in the sky hopes.
So any time you're feeling bad,
Instead of feeling sad,
Just remember that ram.
There goes a billion kilowatt dam.……
If you ever come across the sea to visit the Green Isle of Erin-or any other country with third world standards of public services, dont get sick here,dont visit a public hospital (MRSA) and never, never,drink the tap water.!
Rosie a mother of three children, is among the walking dead.She will never see her family grow and marry and have children.Listen to a victim of this government's privatization plans.Their subtle destruction of the Health Service as a functioning entity.The billions are still paid out in wages of course, for bureaucrats staffing a non existant service. Alongside the waste and incompetence a "public-private" health programme is now well advanced.This is a programme which hands the plethora of direct and stealth taxes levied daily on the ordinary working people of Ireland,to a favoured freemasonry of well connected billionaires of the Charles Haughey era. Larry Goodman, P.J. McManus, Dermot Desmond, Magnier.etc These are the same people who are building new private hospitals, and simultaneously taking control of the geriatric care industry, (also fully privatised but only for those who can afford it)
Click on- 0r copy and paste the following link into your web browser. You will need real player to hear it. If you have not got real player you can download it free by visiting the Realplayer web site.When you open the link, advance the timing button to 25:00 minutes to hear this tragic story.
Also, patients rights campaigner Janette Byrnes elderly mother punished by hospital bureaucrats because of a "whistleblower" book that her daughter published exposing filth and low standards in MRSA riddled hospital.!
"Sure yourself and Cooney are the mothers of invention" -Gogarty to Colm Allen, barrister for Tom and Michael Bailey.
"Your nose is nearly covered with your bloody moustache and your beard." - after Allen said Gogarty's "lies" were as plain as the barrister's own substantial nose.
"The stone that the dodgy Fianna Fail TDs had rejected has become the cornerstone"
Gambling supremos expand old folks home empire
The guys who made hundreds of millions, tax and V.A.T. free, on stallion fees, are taking charge at Leas Cross.!
Examiner newspaper 10 February 2007
"Hospital van linked to dumping of homeless paraplegic.
A LOS Angeles hospital van has been linked with the dumping of a paraplegic man in Skid Row, the city’s large homeless area, where he was left crawling in the street with nothing more than a soiled gown and a broken colostomy bag, police said.
Witnesses wrote down a phone number printed on the van and took down its licence plate number, which helped detectives connect the vehicle to Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Centre, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Now that could never happen in Ireland..could it.?
What have Hazel Lawlor, Celia Larkin, Bartholmew Ahern, and his estranged wife Miriam Ahern, got in common.?
what's surely bizarre about current politics in Ireland is that the junior party in the current coalition, the Progressive Democrats, appear to have abandoned the key principles it once stood for, while its recently appointed president Tom Parlon, the former leader of the Irish Farmers' Association, embodies what it has become - a mini version of Fianna Fáil.
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Ahern accepts Swedish government only help their old people (unlike Bertie)-because it saves their lives.!
The inimitable Joe Duffy leads the insurrection against Fianna Fail , as the common man proposes a march on the homes of C.J.H,s offspring in Kinsealy (The new Bastille) to get justice and our money back .!Here is the programme link:
The best letters published in the daily papers,Irish Independent & Examiner.
‘Excessive’ rezoning putting council at risk of law suits by developers,Kerry county manager warns December 2006
And new 26 million Dublin railway station ,but no new capacity in the same old sardine crammed trains.
One semi state company (Bord Na Mona) to compensate its workers for income loss due to technical problems in another Semi state company (-an ESB power station.!)
Citizens are appaled by both the unchecked criminality, and cronyism/corruption in public life.Fianna Fail T.D.s and councillors-the peoples representatives- in local and central government, have been lining their pockets for decades.The Gardai are a totally discredited police force, and barely functioning. Hoodlums-both local and the imported variety- have take over our streets. Fianna Fail,and their Ballybrit patrons have stolen even more from us and our children, The cost of a home has consigned to rural backwaters, this generation of young people.They endure the dreadful commuting and appaling quality of life which accompanies the lack of infrastructure. They will be approaching old age by the time the daily propaganda blitz announcing plans for new subways/new highways/new railways and so forth ever becomes reality.
How will we begin the process of reclaiming our self respect,our Heritage itself, from this ruthless,duplicitous, opportunistic, conniving government. To whom can the people turn, as Fianna Fails lack lustre pretenders to the Car with the Star, Fine Gael reveal their own own shallow depths, dismal lack of real policies, and their absence of courage to face down the vested interests Fianna Fail rely on for their perpetual reign in office, at the expense of both the poor, and the working communities of middle class Ireland.
The "Benchmarking" exercise, for the Public Service employees, coupled with the lack of funding for local Councils,countrywide, means the remaining work force now faces another inexorable round of stealth taxes, to add to the crippling burden on the backs of P.A.Y.E. workers.
An old vulture named Hockey
Got exceedingly cocky,
While he feathered his lair near Kinsealy,
He proceeded to milk,
Ben Dunne and his ilk,
Did he do them some favours ?- not really.!
The rest of this lengthy Limerick can be viewed , copied, and sent to all your Fianna Fail friends:Left click on:
No corruption here.Tell that to the gravediggers..Bertie.
"Corruption is inherent in all living things. Look to your salvation with diligence" (The Budda)
According to newspaper reports on the Moriarty findings, C.J. Haughey is to avoid serious censure, as there is no proof of "corruption" We beg to differ.
The Moriarty Tribunal, have indicated that Charles Haughey,s "lifestyle" funds came from well-known businessmen, friends of the former Taoiseach, such as Michael Smurfit, Dermot Desmond, PV Doyle, Ed Farrell, John Byrne, Mark Kavanagh, Larry Goodman and Patrick Gallagher, and so on.
Mr Haughey had told the tribunal that he saw nothing wrong with a "political person" receiving support from institutions or individuals who admired what a politician was doing and gave the money for "absolutely disinvolved purposes".
In relation to money, amounting to several million pounds, which was raised by Mr Traynor on behalf of Mr Haughey,- the tribunal, as anticipated, found no evidence of "corruption", we are told.
The good citizens of Ireland who " paid as they earned" virtually the totality of income taxes which maintained the dismal public services of the nation for the past three decades, have the evidence however that Charles Haughey,s handlers knowingly and willingly supervised a regime of widespread tax evasion by numerous self employed businessmen, and professional people. In many instances, some of them used the same offshore banking facilities as himself.
He not only knew this, but acquiesced fully in its perpetuation , by leaving the revenue gathering arm of the public service, understaffed ,underfunded, and toothless for all of his lifetime,until the rumours of widespread political corruption were screaming from the treetops, which our present Taoiseach was climbing diligently, while failed to observe the abundance of bad apples before his very eyes.!
Haugheys efforts to extract even a token contribution from the farming community decades ago, when he proposed a small V.A. T. charge, on agricultural produce was the nearest he ever got to tapping the self employed, in order to inject some equality into the P.A.Y.E. earners ongoing crucifiction. The uproar from this cosseted class, whose tractors blocked Merrion square at the time, resulted in an ignominous backdown for Haughey.
The Italian Mafia, "Cosa Nostra" operated by offered "protection" to wealthy landowners and businessmen etc in return for "donations" to the cause.The "Friends of Fianna Fail" received awesome protection in a similiar way from the unwelcome intrusions of the Revenue Commissioners.To cap the Sicilian Corleones, the irish political Mafia (Fianna Fail) were also running their benefactors offshore bank.! Today banking headquarters has moved to Ballybrit. Little else has changed.
The monies which many of Haughey,s associated hoovered up and lodged offshore long ago, still return to Ireland today on occasion, clean as new laundred sheets, to invest anew in fresh profitable activities and-yes you guessed it- the profits are still tax free.
No corruption indeed.
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Our special Budget announcement.
Prominent Fianna Fail crooks unearthed by the Flood Tribunal in 2002 were: builders Tom Brennan and Joseph McGowan, auctioneer John Finnegan, the late Joseph Murphy (snr) of JMSE, Joseph Murphy (jnr), builder Michael Bailey, his brother Tom Bailey and Mrs Caroline Bailey, impressario Oliver Barry and businessman James Stafford.
Not one of them, or their successors , the white collar John Gilligans such as the Bailey brothers, spent one day in prison or have had their huge fortunes (the proceeds of corruption) significantly diminished. The government which spawned and nurtured them, is cock of the hoop,top of the pops,high in the polls and flush with the taxes paid by middle class Ireland, whom they are about to buy (in the coming election)- with their own money.
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And after such a despairing diatribe, "Littleton after dark" is good for lightening up and a laugh.
www.publicenquiry.eu has links to media reports on all the dirt on Fianna Fail (and some on Fine Gael ) for the last decade or so.good new site.Heavy though.
www.ratemysolicitor.com has the enthusiasm of a genuine victim of the notorious legal profession with some good links.its a rotten world out there.Beware of crooked shysters
www.dublincrime.com has commenced a factual collation of the grim facts that the Gardai dont want revealed.Good luck.!
www.patientstogether.com Some horror stories from the National health Executive & Mary PD Hearney.
www.tarawatch.org is an enthusiastic young fledgling site that could do with a dig out from Chuck Feeny (alas it wont happen). Sadly they are pissing against a Fianna Fail gale force ten.
Ahern writes blank cheques to cover court costs for crooked cops.
A chilling tale from the " Irish Medical Times". If Bertie does not get you with the MRSA virus, next time you check into Beaumount Hospital-then his neurosurgeons will-with their shoddy equipment.!!
copy and paste the following link to the "Irish Medical Times" into your browser:
www.imt.ie/displayarticle.asp?AID=10536&NS=1&CAT=18&SID=1 - 32k -
Christmas crumbs from Cowan.
Letter of the month (published in the Irish Independent).
"As the annual budget approaches, we can expect to hear calls for increases in excise duty in order to help wean us off our multiple addictions - alcohol, tobacco and oil.
Before joining the chorus, consider the following scenario:
You earned €100 overtime and had €52 extra in your pay packet at the end of the week, after deduction of tax (42pc) and PRSI (6pc).
You had two pints (€8) after work on Friday.
On the way home you stopped for petrol (€30) and bought a bottle of wine (€7.50) and 20 fags (€6.50) for the wife.
That's your €100 overtime fully accounted for.
Between PAYE, PRSI, VAT and Excise Duty the Government has taken almost €77 of it. Plus some small extra proportion of the other €23 by way of Corporation Tax on the profits of your pub and the garage.
If you paid by Laser or Credit Card the Government will have already squeezed you for annual Stamp Duty charges of €10 or €40.
Lucky we're living in a low-tax economy."
CO DUBLIN Nice one Peter.!
"The Jewman" Butterly is with his young victims -at last.(Bad cess)
Previewed:"The Indian wind that shakes the Celtic Jungle" (A Celtic Tiger tale)
The futuristic civil war film that John Boorman has yet to make.
A QUESTION mark hangs over the future of up to 1,000 call centre jobs at Xerox in Dublin.
(Industry sources have confirmed to the Irish Independent that document processing giant Xerox (Europe) has conducted a number of reviews of the Irish business over the past number of months.
These reviews have been looking at the possibility of outsourcing the call centre located at at Ballycoolin Industrial Estate in Blanchardstown and financial services jobs to cheaper economies such as India or Central Europe.
And the sources also confirmed that Xerox's manufacturing plant in Dundalk, Co Louth was also part of the recent review process.)
"Transparency internationals corruption perception index locates Ireland as joint number 18
(alongside France) as one of the most corrupt of the 20 progressive european nation states, (all of whom score higher,of course, than other more notorious third world countries across the globe.)
TI Ireland chief executive John Devitt said ongoing revelations in the various tribunals had helped peg back Ireland's progress up the index table.
There was a public perception in Ireland that very little had been done to tackle the kind of corruption exposed by the tribunals. There had also been very little reform of local government.
Recounting the Liam Lawlor shindig in Lucan: An eye witness report from our correspondent .( me)
The Fianna Fail supporters who owned Leas Cross were very well connected indeed.They received clients/referrals from many government run institutions.A SENIOR psychologist who highlighted the treatment of a patient who died after being moved to the controversial Leas Cross nursing home has claimed he was bullied and harassed to such an extent he felt forced to resign.
Dr Mark Harrold, from Malahide, worked for 13 years for St Michael's House, Ballymun, Dublin, a voluntary centre for people with learning difficulties.
Dr Harrold claimed at an Employment Appeals Tribunal that the reaction of St Michael's to him standing up for patient and staff rights was to "go after" him, and "undermine" him in what was "textbook workplace bullying".
St Michael's House denies the allegations, and contend that Dr Harrold only resigned after accepting another job with a health board, having been interviewed while his dispute with St Michael's was continuing.
Dr Harrold said he first raised issues about the care of patient Peter McKenna in 2001. St Michael's House will claim it did not have the facilities to properly care for Mr McKenna, who was 60, and had Down's Syndrome and Alzheimer's. He was moved to Leas Cross in September 2001 where he died two weeks later in painful circumstances from blood poisoning. !
More Fianna Fail "rapid transport" initiatives at:
Incompetence or something more.?
November 2006. The Government has come under fire in the Dail over the incorrect removal of voters from the electoral register.
Six hundred thousand names have been taken off the list as part of efforts to update it, but many of the deletions have turned out to be incorrect.!!
Environment Minister Dick Roche has described the removals as "inadvertent", but the Rabbites Party leader, Pat Rabbitte told the Dail that the whole situation was a mess.
"Third-world countries bring in the United Nations to see that their voting system is fair," he said.
"We're boasting about how wealthy a nation we are and we can't even compile the basic electoral register accurately.
"There are banks, finance houses, credit companies that have more accurate records."
Mr Ahern said that many of those who were removed were likely to be "hostile to the concept of a fairer stronger Ireland " and were "no loss anyway in the coming election",adding "we could definitely reprogramme those E-voting machines as well for a modest half million euros.. except for opposition party intransigence-a pity.!"
"Vote for the Crooks you Know - Vote Fianna Fail "
We also have a radio report from C.O.R.I. Ireland with the real truth about how 20% of our citizens survive.
At long last, the 500 odd part time drift net salmon fishermen/ predators, who have been making a killing around Ireland,s coast for decades, decimating Europe,s salmon stocks, have been reluctantly brought to heel, by none other than their best friend-Fianna Fail.!
Mr Dempsey said the 30 million " hardship" fund which they will receive could be paid over 3 years to limit tax liability. as many of them have other lucrative sidelines/jobs/ businesses which would reduce the value of the generous compensation they are about to receive.
Sinn Fein T.D. Martin Ferris, condemned the eleventh hour attempt to save the wild salmon stocks, "betrayal" of the fat cat part time driftnetters etc.If he is atypical of those who may form a coalition with Fianna Fail after the next election-God help more worthy causes than wild salmon.!
It appears that the campaign spearheaded by hoteliers: the odium of salmon anglers across Europe: the E.E.C. threat of fines and penalties for non compliance with their directive (one of many, ignored by the soldiers) have superceded the value of the 500 odd Fianna Fail votes around the coast of Ireland.
Fianna Fail "nuke" Ireland,s broadband hopes in sham "Deregulation" of incumbent monopolist.
The singular most important reason why this government -with this level of incompetence- has to go-for the future survival of the irish nation in the 21st centuary,and an end to rip-off charges,in telecommunications , energy, and waste disposal.
Figures released by "An Garda Síochána" 29th October 2006 show that 263 people have been arrested for drink driving offences over one bank holiday weekend alone.!
As part of the safety enforcement operation, gardai confirmed they had recorded 263 "suspected "drink driving incidents. Pray tell, What exactly is a "suspected drink driving case. Is it somebody who has failed the breathalyser test. Can we call a spade a spade- if it really is a spade.? This type of statistic is wheeled out every week after another weekend of carnage. Can we have more details please.? Do these hundreds of motorists join the logjam of thousands of similiar "suspect" cases detected by "An Gardai" in recent weeks, since Fianna Fail,s reluctant , and long awaited Damascus conversion to random breath testing; and their part time Publican/T.D,s "sea change " in attitude to drunken drivers.? Are those "suspects" now awaiting judicial proceedings.? Do we need a new "Regulator"( another one) to oversee the rapid analysis of blood samples.
Will the unreformed legislation really stand the test of a high court challenge.?
At the current amazingly high detection rate, how many years will it take to bring a fraction of them before the courts.? Do we need more judges appointed to cope with it all.? How many will eventually be convicted? Will the system be overwhelmed by the numbers being detected.? Will we eventually have an "Amnesty" for suspected drunk drivers on the waiting list?
Do we now need legislation for a simple on the spot fine,as applies in Spain and other countries- and a car confiscation procedure until the fine is paid plus an efficient penalty points system.?
(Dont mention Cullen and his computers:or the garda headquarters computers: or the Health Board computers:or the E voting computers- please, just redeploy the idle pen pushers in the Uncivil Service)
Or does the whole charade continue ad infinitum.?
"Fianna Fail" a name synonamous with lies, propaganda, and "breath- taking" incompetence. (an accidental pun)
Will the culprits wait 5 long years,or more for their cases to appear before the courts ? Will any of them actually be fined/convicted/ disqualified from driving when their case is finally heard.? The propaganda is ceaseless. The charade goes on. meanwhile the "Soldiers of Destiny" daily increase their ratings in the popularity polls.!
Could you make this stuff up.?
"Everyone has the ability of making someone happy, some by entering the room, others by leaving it"
1.2 billion Euro whiparound by Bertie for the Bishops.!
"God bless Blessed Bartholmew" (wait until he really starts to pick your pocket for this little bill..)
"It is time the government asked itself whether it is fair that workers at Cadbury in Coolock, or Wellman in Co Meath should have to pay with their jobs in order to keep the ESB’s permanent and pensionable workers in the style to which they have become accustomed in recent years."
Cathleen Barrington (Sunday Business Post)
Drunken councillors; lobbyists bearing newspapers, and Fianna Fail singing from a new Hymn sheet-ends October in the Dail.
Martin denies responsability for health board computers fiasco.!
As bill hits almost €200m, payroll system remains in tatters
THE ailing PPARS system was branded "a sick joke" again in October 2006.
"Turn but a stone and ye startle a worm" ( Francis Thompson)
Thats the name of a fledgling group trying to found a new alliance/party to target corruption, stroke politics and specifically Fianna Fail.their ambition is to elect public representatives who put ordinary people before big business ,builders, big farmers, and speculators, but they need your support.
We wish them well .Their aspiration is a daunting one.A phrase comes to mind .Great Oak trees grow from tiny seeds.
And they do.
We are lighting a candle for you few good citizens. Better than cursing the darkness. It will shine as long as hope lives in the human heart.
The link is: http://www.people-before-profit.org/
"Some people are alive, only because it is illegal to kill them."
Martin Cullen ("The Clown in the Cabinet") announces new computerized subway systems, travel times, Man on the Moon project & various other flights of fantasy ( in time for the election ).
The Government's much-vaunted Transport 21 programme is coming in for harsh criticism in a new report from the Economic and Social Research Institute. (December 2006)
The think tank says the €34bn scheme is seriously flawed, with no consumer focus and no mechanisms to ensure value for money.
ESRI economist Sean Barrett says the plan for developing roads and transport services was badly thought out from the start as it fails to examine the costs of each project separately and fails to consider alternatives.
"Snakes On a Plane".On nationwide release.
Michael O'Leary, the honest hardworking boss of the world's most successful airline, who has always paid his taxes to Fianna Fail, now fights for his life aboard an Aer Lingus Airbus. At 50,000 feet he is cornered by Union staff. A desperate battle for survival ensues when a nest of venemous Boa Constrictors of the "offshoreus residenties' species is also discovered hiding in the overhead bins .
An unholy alliance..
Can O'Leary fend off the dodgiest snakes ever found in an aircraft, plus a cockpit of angry pilots, and a cabin full of hostile S.I.P.T.U. and I.M.P.A.C.T. members to boot.We cannot reveal the end of this remarkable story.
(If we knew we'd probably unload our shares, in a hurry. Aer Lingus A basket case by next year..?)
Based on a true life drama. Starring a host of truly international names.the central villain of the piece(so far) is, "Tricky" Dennis O'Lyin, (Portugal). Supporting roles by Magnet Moneybags,(Switzerland) and Dapper Dessmund (Gibraltar) and other "Friends of Fianna Fail" (and maybe Fine Gael)
22 October 2006 (letters to the Sunday Business Post)
"Ignoring any payment and corruption issues, the fact is that Bertie Ahern is the first Taoiseach with the financial ability to address any issues facing this country, and it is not unreasonable to expect his governments to have used our wealth to our advantage.
But there is not a single example that I can think of where this government has made clear, accountable, costed or rational spending decisions on anything, leaving aside e-voting, PPARS, roads and schools. Even last week, we were subjected to Martin Cullen announcing a metro link to the airport.
Didn’t Mary O’Rourke announce this already about ten years ago?
On the basis of the wealth available to this government, we should have the most efficient and well-run health system, schools and public transport in the world, but we clearly do not.
Given how much credit Ahern gets for the North, one could be forgiven for thinking that devolution was up and running successfully, with the IRA supporting the PSNI, instead of the same questions being pushed around the table for years on end.
The two governments led by Ahern, for all the fancy statistics on growth and job creation, have failed to address the fundamental policy flaws in Irish society. For that reason alone, he will be judged as one of the worst holders of his office."
Desmond FitzGerald Canary Wharf, London
October 2006: (Fianna Fail's wealthy hoteliers, publicans, and auctioneers who double up as part time local county councillors nationwide, to ensure the "right" people benefit from land rezonings,while inflicting refuse taxes and a plethora of other stealth charges on ordinary citizens,- carved up a €26m cash windfall in payments last year. An investigation by the Irish Independent - the most extensive trawl of payments to county councillors - revealed recently that these part-time politicians were paid €29,550, almost the equivalent of the average industrial worker's annual take-home pay. However, many county councillors received far more, and one made almost €83,000 last year.)
450 new quangos identified bt T.A.S.C.stuffed with henchmen,cronies, party stalwarts.
Ahern appoints 10 new "Regulators" ro regulate the current 450 odd Regulators.!
A PROPOSED landfill threatens the production of a quarter of Ireland's fresh fruit and vegetables, protesters will claim next week.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has confirmed that it is examining the significance of a vast source of ground water in the north Fingal area.
The Tooman-Nevitt landfill, which would be one of the biggest in the State, is planned for a 500-acre site directly above the water source.
A Bord Bia staff member wrote a letter to the EPA expressing his concerns about building the landfill in an area "of intense horticultural production".
That letter was later withdrawn, with Bord Bia saying that planning was outside its remit, but the concerns will be raised by others at an oral hearing before An Bord Pleanala next Monday.
There are 27 objections to compulsory purchase orders relating to the landfill proposed by Fingal County Council, and 135 submissions in relation to the environmental impact.
"We have all the evidence we need, much of it coming from Fingal Co Co's own environmental impact study," resident Gemma Larkin said yesterday.
"There are 300 wells that are used daily from this water source, many of them by farmers to wash fruit and vegetables.
"To date, we have been able to collect factual information on 106 of these wells, which provide 35m litres of water each day. That's more than Fingal Co Co uses to supply Balbriggan. And we have evidence that this source could be polluted by the landfill," she said.
The Tooman site is close to the M1 motorway, about 11km north of Swords. It would have a dumping area of 137 acres, and a capacity for 9.4m tonnes of waste.
The council hopes that it will serve Dublin city and council for up to 30 years.
"We are aware of these groups' concerns and we would like to point out that we have completed a very detailed environmental impact study of the proposal," Gilbert Power, the council's director of services for environment, said.
"We'd like to reassure the public that there is no reason for concern. We are very satisfied that we can address these issues at the Bord Pleanala hearing and with the Environmental Protection Agency."
An EPA spokeswoman said that the application for the landfill licence remains under consideration, but could not give a date for a decision.
Bord Bia said that the letter to the EPA was written by a member of staff new to the job, and someone who did not know the group's remit.
The oral hearing takes place monday 16 Oct the Gresham Hotel. Be there.! Your brother/sister needs your help.
It would never happen to lands owned by the Bovale/Bertie/ Bailey Brothers..!
Endearing friendships. 20 years later-and still best pals !.
A true story.Based on the book "Deadly Mistress" Coming soon to your local Tribunal..(http://www.soldiersofdestiny.org/celialarkin.htm)
Some of the rave reviews from his "fans" are featured on the above link.
To Manchester I made my way,
On that fateful, dreary day,
Our Soldiers gathered-"Fianna Fail"
Two dozen donors, I recall
We came by bus with Michael Wall,
(But Michael wasnt there at all.!)
The driver was my landlord too,
A benefactor loyal and true.
Although he paid no cash that day,
I bought his house im glad to say.!
No other names do come to mind...
(My title too- I left behind..)
They paid in cash no cheques were signed
Exposure now would be unkind.!
Maligned and scorned I now must face-
Tribunals probing every trace.
With cash -so rash, I stuffed my bed.
I should have paid the bank instead.!!
A great public relations team.!
Joseph Goebels, the Nazi propaganda minister and Bertie Ahern both operate on the principle that if you tell people lies, and repeat them often enough , they will begin to accept them as truth.
Important announcement: The firm of Rabbite & Kenny (iron & scandalmongers) announce the recall of all batches of Nails sold during the months of September/October 2006.It has come to our attention that a number of boxes contained defective items and slipped through our rigorous quality control checks.The defective boxes contain the code letters "b.a.h.e.r.n"
€20 million annual government subsidy for the company formerly owned by Tim Kilroe (Aer Aran) in recent years.
Tim hosted the "whip around" dinner for Bertie the Manchester martyr."No favours asked or expected " of course. Tim was a very well connected Fianna Fail supporter. In April 1983 he was awarded a licence to operate a limited number of cross channel routes-effectively ending the Aer Lingus 200 punts return monopoly on this service when Ryanair was not yet a twinkle in Tony Ryan and Michael OLearys eye.! Tim did not make much of running the small airline-or this unique opportunity handed him on a plate ( like Berties whiparound )- and despite the generous "Public Service Obligations" on local air services, he sold his shareholding in the airline to Padraigh O Ceidigh and Eugene O Kelly in May 1994. Both individuals had no experience whatsoever in running an airline.The subsidies increased yearly. Today business is booming.
In Ireland, behind every great fortune lies-not necessarily a great crime- bribery, tax evasion, corruption.
Sometimes its just a great subsidy !. Applaud Michael O Leary.He did it the hard way. No golden circle.No subventions.
We can almost hear a whisper from beyond the grave..
"He sold out for petty change.The man has no style.A waffler.I dont know why I ever took him under my wing"
“I’m not answering what I got for me Holy Communion money, me confirmation money, what I got for me birthday and what I got for anything else,”
An Taoiseach Mr Ahern in reply to reporters questioning payment of his bills by the "circle of friends" of Fianna Fail.
"I appointed some of dem to the board of state companies because dey were me friends-not becaas dey gave me dey money."
An Taoiseach clarifying the difference between cronyism and corruption.!!
Ahern announces new "Prostitute Regulator" to deal with mushrooming sex trade.(Why not. We have one for everything else.!) -and grants for new golfcourse brothels.
(and of course to make them pay their proper taxes,&V.A.T.)
And a special prayer to the benificent boll*x, Martin Cullen.!
A prayer of thanksgiving. (from those of us lucky to have had more than 10 grand in the drawer)
"Hail Martin Cullen,full of crap.
Bertie is with thee.
Blessed are you among idiots.
Blessed are the shares of your privatization,Aer Lingus.
Holy Bertie, father of all innocence
Pray for us investors
Now and at the happy hour of cashing in our shares.
"Perhaps Aer Lingus chairman John Sharman is also not au fait with the workings of the capitalist system when he says the Ryanair offer “significantly undervalues” the business.
The stockmarket values the asset. If shareholders are willing to sell at the offer price, then that is the real market value of Aer Lingus. If Mr Sharman can find an alternative suitor he can possibly extract more ‘value’ — but he has to find that suitor.
When the Government talks about ‘monopolies’, maybe it should remember it was Ryanair that broke the ‘monopoly’, brought lower fares to Ireland and revolutionised air travel in Europe. Like them or loathe them, Ryanair are smart and dynamic operators and commercially wide awake.
I thought this was the image of ‘tiger’ Ireland the Government likes to promote to the world — not to oppose.
How many small countries on the fringe of Europe could hope to be home to one of the largest airlines in the world.! "
Ul Prosta 70
Today An Taoiseach berated selfish multi millionaire builders,horse breeders,and business figures who are non resident and still milking Ireland dry.
He rebuked many of those prominent supporters of Fianna Fail who share a pint with himself and Brian Cowan in Ballybrit, every year. He said that they spend too much of their energy amassing hundreds of millions of Euros and constantly seeking new ways of lodging the proceeds out of reach of the Irish revenue authorities.
He declared: "If this continues I will seriously have to consider reining in the massive tax breaks which they have enjoyed under this government".
He is also considering outlawing current party policy of accepting large blank cheques from wealthy supporters . He continued "although there are no favours given or expected in return for generous donations,we are concerned about the impression it creates out there amongst a gullible electorate."
He announced that he himself is no longer taking personal whip arounds from Friends Of Fianna Fail as he now has a salary sufficient to keep him out of the poorhouse. Gracias a Dios.
Ger Deering the so called "taxi Regulator"
A taxi union "Mafia" who have been disrupting service at Dublin airport; ripping off tourists with impunity for decades,and who represent less than 25% of Dublin,s taxidrivers are set to strengthen their monopoly of service at the Airport,by virtue of prohibitive annual charges by Aer Rianta for a permit to operate there.
At present only 25% of Dublins taxi operators are permitted to park there after dropping off a fare.
The new annual charges of 600 Euros per annum will create a "closed shop" for the Dublin Airport taxi Mafia.This has been their objective for the past 30 years.
Ger Deering the so called "taxi regulator" appointed by Fianna Fail (with a host of other ineffectual "regulators") has not addressed this most important of all the taxi issues. No doubt he will claim that the airport charges are none of his business because he has no authority in this matter.An unrepresentative minority of drivers who have hijacked the union and areclaiming to represent all taxidrivers has-as Ger Deering knows- won; game, set and, match.
The Airport taxi rank is now off limits to 75% of Dublins taxis.
Next time you or your visitor is ripped off at the airport do not blame taxi drivers.Blame Ger Deering .Blame Aer Rianta.Do not condemn the majority of decent drivers who have lost out on this issue due to their own apathy in forming a union truly representative of the majority. Blame Ger Deering.
Taxi drivers wake up.! Stop paying dues to these so called representative bodies.Your colleagues are being attacked on a nightly basis by drunken thugs-many of them east europeans-with total immunity.The Gardai and the government dont want to know about these dreadful assaults on working people.Until recently there were no protective screens allowed in cabs for taxi drivers, due to carriage office regulations.There are no tax reliefs for drivers who import London style cabbies. Drivers are prohibited from having Alsatian dog minders- as most french cabbies have in their cars. Organize now or perish at the hands of the so called taxi regulator and the imported thugs loose on our streets thanks to Fianna Fail.
Fianna Fail are fond of 'regulators" that regulate nothing. They are coming on stream at the rate of one or two a month.! Their "Telecomunications Regulator" is a wonderful example. After encouraging private firms like Smart Telecom to enter the so called "deregulated" market,they stood idly by while Eircom refused to comply with their new directives re liberalizing the market and denied access by competing firms, to their telephone exchanges .In effect they shafted the newcomer (Smart Telecom) and cost private investors a fortune when meltdown occurred in this fledgling enterprise.
It was akin to deregulating the electricity industry-but selling the transmission grid to the monopolist so nobody else could use it.!
a prospective housepurchaser,hurrying down to De Courcy auctioneers,in Limerick where the Fianna Fail inspired property bubble is not in evidence..
And McDowell is stung by a dying wasp.
Pat capitalizes on new stealth charges by Fianna Fail builders estate management rip off schemes.
In Spain for example all apartment complexes are legislated for by strict legislation governing the "community of owners" of any housing scheme.
They must have an annual general meeting yearly, and elect a President who is responsible for the debts and maintainance of the "community of owners".This is an entirely democratic process whereby the control of the apartment complex is governed by the owners-not by some opportunistic rip-off company set up by the builders of the scheme-as is the situation in Ireland today. Some day we will have transparency.Not while Fianna Fail live, and rule, and have their dominance.
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Minister Noel Ahern said in August 2006, he is drawing up plans for new "super affordable" housing aimed at individuals earning about €25,000 a year.
He said funding for such an initiative "could" come from money handed over to local authorities by developers in lieu of providing social and affordable housing.! Now where did we hear that one before
Labour's environment spokesman Eamon Gilmore said: "People in need of housing can have no confidence in this type of 11th hour pronouncement from what is a dying Government" (Sorry Eamon-youve got it wrong..)
Here is the link to RTE radio. News at one.Noel Ahern bravely, bluffs and blusters however he is eventually "gutted" by Eamon Gilmore(Labour)
well done Eamon; http://dynamic.rte.ie/av/228-2167322.smil (Realplayer availible to download free from their site)
Family friendly- Fianna Fail.? The caring party.? Like F**k they are.
Report: DEVELOPERS are turning Dublin into flatland for single people and young couples.
Just one in seven new apartments are family-friendly and suitable for people to live in long-term. Most new apartments being built in the city centre only have one or two bedrooms, which means that homeowners who want to have a family will be forced to move out.
New figures released in 2006 show that just one-in-seven of all apartments given planning permission so far this year have more than two bedrooms.
Of 1,367 apartments granted planning permission just 187 (14pc) were of a sufficient size in which to raise a family.
The Public-Private ( and tolled.!) highways that now cost twice as much per kilometre as the old system.!
The shock findings of the Morris tribunal report published today reveal a web of "lies and deceit" throughout the Fianna Fail party. An Taoiseach Mr Ahern emphatically rejected the findings as "perverse".
"During my 20 years in government , only one of our former ministers-and none of our county councillors- have ever,belatedly, been convicted of any wrongdoing, in any court of law in the land" An Taoiseach stated,"This record speaks for itself !"
Judge Morris found that Frank Dunlop-who swore (on the soul of members of his deceased family) that he was not lying, was "probably" truthful in his recollection of those whom he bribed, but may not have been accurate in all of his revelations.
"Rampant amnesia within the ranks of the old "Soldiers of Destiny" has been a recurring problem in this tribunal" he continued.
"Only when confronted with their old bank lodgement records,have we managed to jog their memories a little."
Streaming video link below. the Gardai were doing their own thing too..
See also www.crookedlawyers.com
"Mr Seamus Hughes went on to impress upon me that he was a solicitor of thirty years standing, and the State solicitor for Mayo, and also was an elected TD for Mayo and Fianna Fail, and a friend of Tony Killeen [T.D. for Co. Clare, -Ed.] My answer to that mouthful was that I was a member also and that Fianna Fail was as corrupt as hell."
The kingdom of Kerry seems to have its fair share of dodgy solicitors,according to testimonial on www.crookedlawyers.com
Has it ever struck you Michael that there are more important tasks awaiting your attention than gagging the media-the cornerstone of proper democracy.
The environmental group Friends of the Irish Environment have written to the European Commission alleging that the proposed 'up front fee' under the amendments to the Freedom of Information Act is an infringement of the Access to Information on the Environment Directive.
The 1992 Directive, which was implemented into Irish legislation in 1998,
'Guarantees any natural or legal person throughout the Community free access to available information on the environment in written, visual, aural, or data base form held by public authorities, concerning the state of the environment, activities or measures adversely affecting, or likely so to effect the environment, and those designed to protect it.'
A statement from the organisation released as the bill was debated for the first time in the Oireachtas said that 'While pubic authorities are permitted to charge for the actual supply of information, no fee can be charged for the making of a request'. Section 26 (6A)(b) of the Amended Act requires that 'a fee under this subsection shall be paid at the time of making of the request'.
The recent Reasoned Opinion from the Commission on our complaint on behalf of 67 community and environmental groups made it quite clear that the planning fee is illegal under European law and that Ireland was unique in the European community in charging for public participation in the planning process. Astonishingly, the proposed fee for receiving information has been inspired by this illegal fee. The Review Group Report notes: "The Group noted, for example, that a €20 fee accompanies planning appeals."
Both fees are unique in the European Community. The Access to Information on the Environment Directive states clearly that 'Disparities between laws in members states concerning access to the environment held by public authorities can create inequality'.
'The proposed fee for making a request is a further attempt by Ireland to circumvent the rights we hold as European citizens', the statement concluded.
Verification and copy of letter: Tony Lowes 027-73025
Martin Cullens crooked election campaign financiers exposed by Revenue..
Yet another black hole in Taxpayers pockets. Martin's greatest ever "Race to Waste"
The port tunnel -if it ever opens will not facilitate the new generation of super trucks. Smaller carriers will however fit through and this happy prospect plus the proposed 800 million Euro buy out of the iniquitous "West Link toll bridge" will probably put enough lorries onto the M50, with sufficient rapidity, to ensure that the current logjam at the toll bridge will transfer to the Mad Cow roundabout where most of them will be exiting for The south of the country.
the Tailback from the Lucan road exit where lorries will exit for the west will probably block one of the three lanes on the Westlink bridge entirely right back past the soon-t- be-defunct toll plaza at peak periods.
The buy out of the Toll Bridge is a scandalous waste of money.The state will shortly, according to their original contract ,be benefitting from a revenue take of almost 100% of all extra vehicles on the M50.
(See the table from the NTR own web page on our link page)
The simple solution of sufficient booths, pre-paid, and electronic tolling, is being discarded .Every vehicle using the road could have an obligatory on line pre-paid account with NTR and the bridge could be opened tomorrow using scanning technology.
Instead 800 million euros is being paid to the NTR syndicate of wealthy farmers and big business just when the bridge is reaching its optimum benefit for the state. This is Martin Cullens greatest ever betrayal of the taxpayers of Ireland.
Every other country in Europe can operate an efficient toll plaza on a two or three lane highway-why not in Ireland.?
So much for 800 million in NTR,s pockets, plus a few billion for the Port Black Hole.This is a scam which none of the media or opposition parties have picked up on. It is of course possible that after the pay-off and after the election, three new toll booths may emerge along the length of the entire M-50,and ALL the revenue may accrue to the state.!!
There is either magnificent incompetence and waste in this buyout-or plain old corrupt cronyism.
The Soldiers of Destiny and Martin Cullen had another scheme to place three new tolls on the M-50 only 2 years ago which A spokesperson for the A.A. (Automobile Association) Mr Faughnan described as " madness".
Mr Faughnan,s analysis may be somewhat ingenuous.
Perhaps the "row" with the N.T.R (National Toll Roads). over the installation cost of a new electronic toll system at the Westlink tollbridge is nothing but a clever ruse to pay big taxpayers bucks to the toll bridge owners now and eventually bring a highly lucrative, multiply tolling system to the M-50 motorway which will cost sommuters dearly.? This has been an unforgotten objective in the minds of Fianna Fail Ministers for many years and was only postponed heretefore because of widespread indignation.
They have angered and antagonized many commuters with this proposed stealth tax, and it has been quietly dropped-for now. Paying off big business and removing the toll booths will do little but move the congestion to further exits a few miles down the road.
Will the host of harried motorists who are compelled to use any stretch of this chaotic public highway on a daily basis, give Waterford,s "Dick Turpin" and his cohorts among the "Soldiers of Destiny", their own quiet response, at the polling booths, in the coming General Election.
Note for Martin Cullen: Please send my consultancy fees to Soldiers of Destiny.org, Gran Canaria,Spain.
Total due: 300,001 Euros. (5% discount if paid within 7 days)
You may be wondering about the odd 1 euro,well it's a point of principal. Cause I'm worth more than Monica Leech.!
Click on-or Copy and paste the following links into your browser to see the funniest and best showdown in Dail Eireann this year- again (for old times sake.! ).The gloves are off the mask is down.the rottweiler is revealed beneath the affable Teflon skin of An Taoiseach. But Joe come out best-on points!
Oh Bertie you cost so much, but your "mascara" is worth every last penny-even when it's dropped !!
(you can download realtime player for free from the site link below)
(If you have real time already downloaded this link is OK.)
When you have enjoyed the show visit our own replay of an imaginary showdown between Bertie and Joe-not limited to a 30 second Dail question.!
GARDAÍ are to be given new powers to crack down on rip-off pyramid schemes following an investigation into numerous multi million euro scams, which swept through much of the country.
The legislation, as part of a new Consumer Bill, has been unveiled by Enterprise Minister Micheál Martin , following a submission from the gardaí outlining their frustration in fighting the schemes, which swept through Cork, Kerry, Clare, Limerick, Meath and the west of Ireland, and even Dublin itself.
Large sums of money were invested in Telecom and Airline share flotations, offered as a get rich quick proposition, but the monies disappeared, into the conmens bank accounts, and the public were left with worthless paper.
The gang also amassed a fortune in monies through VAT, stealth and income tax scams. Instead of re-paying the money by providing proper health care and refuse services, it was used to finance golf courses and hotels owned by relatives of the tricksters. Some of it bankrolled an advertising, campaign which targeted foreign golfers.After being lured here, they in turn ,were mugged, in the hotels and golf clubs of the "Pyramid Mafia" .
Besides,Mansfields Meadow is the airstrip of choice for importing Cocaine & heroin into the state-how nice!
You didnt get to watch the Ryder cup did you.? Bertie said it would be free to air.However a tinkle on the telephone to our Taoiseach, from a filthy rich grasper called Smurfit changed all that. He was adding a few million more to his bank account.The free viewing was cancelled.Toady Bertie saw to that ."Up yours too Ahern.!"
August 2006; A little early for Christmas ,but The Department of the Environment had the audacity to "announce" details of its payment of " more than €1.6m in grants for voluntary housing organisations this year".
The figure represents a miserable 4% increase on the "total" funding provided last year.
The largest beneficiary is the Irish Council for Social Housing, which has received an allocation of €410,000.
Threshold has received €350,000, while €195,000 is going to the National Association of Building Co-Operatives, €103,000 to Focus Ireland and the most deserving charity of all , the Simon Communities, a derisory €73,000!
All these organizations spend all their time and energy begging money from ordinary citizens,organizing sponsored walks etc. in order to fund their activities and provide a roof for the homeless, or trying to assist the poorest of the poor to purchase their own home.
And now a contrast: 1.6 billion almost down Bertie's "Black spending Hole".
A few years ago (2000), Dr. McDaid (Fianna Fail) gave details in parlimentary debateof the "estimated" cost of the development of Mr Ahern's proposed Sports Campus Ireland project, including Stadium Ireland, to be £550 million, to be funded from a combination of private and public sector money. "This estimate covers the cost of an 80,000 seat stadium, where the cost remains at £281 million as outlined in the feasibility study, including a private contribution of £50 million. The cost also covers the other elements that will be provided in Sports Campus Ireland, including an aquatic and leisure centre, a multi-purpose indoor arena, multi-purpose indoor training halls and pitches, a sports science and sports medicine centre, headquarters for sports organisations, a visitor centre and other sports facilities to be decided in consultation with the Irish Sports Council."
If the parsimonious P.D.s had not scotched Bertie's brainchild, it is more likely we would be on our way to spending 550 million euros x 3 ( normal multiple of Fianna Fail pre estimates) which comes in at 1.65 BILLION EUROS!
Bertie, if the Simon Communities could afford to, I have no doubt where they would tell you to stick your 73,000 euros.
The radio interview on which Cullen complains about the publishing of a photograph with Monica is here.Apparently because the two of them were standing together and the photo published in a well known sunday newspaper was"clipped" from a group photograph,Martin is stating that this "juxtapositioning" amounts to innuendo or inference that he was in a 'Sexual relationship". A load of codswallop.!!
The second clip is TV and at the end the reporter makes an unfortunate "Double entendre"
Cullen defends his hiring of Monica: http://www.rte.ie/news/2004/1201/newsatone/news1pm3a.smil
Reporter makes a bit of a foo-pa; http://www.rte.ie/news/2004/1221/6news/6news56_2a.smil
"It emerged that Monica Leech had travelled abroad on several trips with Martin Cullen including on projects which did not appear to relate to the terms of reference of her appointment. A report by the retired chairman of the Revenue Commissioners, Dermot Quigley, published in the Spring of 2005, found that while the circumstances of the appointment of Monica Leech were unusual he found no impropriety on her part or on the part of Martin Cullen." (excerpt from an article in "The Village" magazine.)
"The law makers are encouraging the citizens to break the law" !
Brendan Howlin (Labour party. Hear news item on our link below)
Here are the links: http://www.rte.ie/news/2001/0405/6news/6news1b.ram
Latest news on the bin tax campaign and other wasters.. 300,000 tons of rubbish disappears in the Wicklow mountains.
new Superfund of 800 million Euros for clean up of nationwide illegal dumps. Details to be announced..(-after the election.!) Bin taxes to double to finance new public private partnership.Former wasters welcome to tender for the contracts. The following link to a "prime time "report reveals the contempt which people countrywide hold for this double taxation scam.Fianna Fail have turned our countryside into a dumping tip.Their "solution is to employ 150 "dumping police" to ineffectually traverse the countryside looking for culprits. More "jobs for the boys!".
Remarkably both ordinary citizens refusing to pay-and wealthy refuse contractors like Mr Moriarty have been sharing the same massive dump-the Wicklow Mountains , in common cause.The citizens in righteous anger, -and Mr Moriarty and his ilk in criminal activity to build a huge fortune on the back of the new government stealth taxes on household rubbish.!
Ireland has infringed EU waste directives in a structured fashion, in the opinion of the Advocate-General of the European Court,in September 2004.
It said the number of illegal dumping cases ``illustrated that waste treatment was not adequately controlled by the Irish authorities through the years''.
It added that the failure to comply with ``the core of the waste directive has been persistent, widespread and serious, so that there are serious grounds for establishing that Ireland has infringed the waste directive in a general and structured manner''. Like Buttercrust bread,"Some things never change"
A war that can only be won at the ballot box..
The following article is the most damning indictment of this government ever published in recent times.
It confirms that long before Martin Cullen oversaw recent legislation to overide the democratic processes in planning, his predecessor Ray Burke had "hijacked' An Bord Pleanala" by personally stuffing it with his own trusted cronies some of whom were actually employees of the notorious crooked builders Brennan & McGowan.
On 28 June last, Sargent asked the Taoiseach: "Is he [the Taoiseach] going to stand idly by while dodgy builders in the Galway tent like Mick and Tom Bailey, and dodgy builders in government like Minister Frank Fahey, set the real standards in government under this Fianna Fáil/PD government"
DUBLIN's local authorities are raking in millions of euro from motorists,but only half of what they could earn if they dispensed with the despicable policy of clamping motorists who are even 5 minutes over time when they return to their car.
This policy drives the majority of motorists into the high rise private car parks and swells the coffers of the super rich investors who have been receiving huge tax breaks -money lost to the exchequer and recouped with increasing stealth taxes,such as refuse charges on lower paid workers .
Although these private car parks are more expensive,and are fleecing the motorist for an extra hour's parking if you run 5 minutes over the 60 minutes. They are always packed to capacity, even when the street bays are almost empty due to the fear factor and the council's ruthless clampers.
Income from pay and display parking meters is a lucrative source of income for county councils - and coupled with parking fines have netted the four authorities more than €32m last year alone.
Dublin City Council gathers the most from motorists who insist on taking their cars into the city centre.
In 2005 the council took in €26m from pay and display machines and from permits for residents.
BIffo's black hole. Waste and incompetence."The truth will set you free from the devil's lie"
You can see Biffo stuffing himself while defending the fat -cats on streaming video at this link-enjoy.Copy and paste:(you need broadband and Real player of course)
We also have a radio report from C.O.R.I. Ireland with the real truth about how 20% of our citizens survive.
HERE ARE THE TRAILERS:
Click on the link or copy and paste into your browser.You will need broadband to view them.
"The Taoiseach may have kept his own face out of the feeding frenzy at the speculators trough,but he knew who was bucketing the swill into it and he knew the biggest snouts who were feeding from it"
Nobody wants to build the tinkers a house, according to the Irish Independent,August 2006.!
TRAVELLER housing schemes are costing Dublin City Council a whopping half a million euros per house..
The poor council hopes it can reduce its bills for further social housing schemes by advertising more widely for tenders after being charged €500,000 for each house in a six house Coolock development.!!
It declared its intention to enter discussions with the Construction Industry Federation after the high cost of its recent northside tender was revealed.
The lowest tender for the council-funded six-home development was €2.9m. (understandably,too much money it seems to be made by builders in the private sector,these days, to bother putting in a quote.)
Why not contact the formerly exploited G.A.M.A. workers, in Istanbul, councillors.?. An advert in the Turkish newspapers would bring them running here. cut out the middle man, employ them on a direct labour scheme, pay them 3 euros an hour; and they will would probably throw in re building the new 'Twin Towers' in New York for Mr Bush as well,- for free.! http://www.soldiersofdestiny.org/kebabworkerscrisis.htm
Business as usual for Fianna Fail,s fish species extinction policy.! all for a few votes in Killybeggs..
The two wealthiest (republican) political parties in the land are moving closer.A natural alliance.
Both have a war chest amassed through the proceeds of corruption or criminality.
A Bertie and Jerry partnership,-but is it good for your health.?
SF confident of winning 10 Dáil seats at next election :: latest (Examiner Sept.2006)
Sinn Féin's Pat Doherty has said the party is confident of doubling its Dáil representation at the next general election.
The party currently has five TDs, but speaking at its annual think-in ahead of the new Dáil term today, Mr Doherty said the party was confident of winning 10 seats next year.
Sinn Féin is fielding at least 41 candidates in the election, with more selections still to take place.
The party is unveiling many of these candidates to the media today at its gathering in Howth, Co Dublin, with a special website being launched to publicise their respective campaigns
It is also using the meeting to discuss strategy for the year ahead and tactics for the forthcoming election, as well as the latest developments in the peace process.
Speaking as the meeting got underway this morning, party president Gerry Adams said health would be one of the major issues when voters go to the polls.
He said there was widespread anger that the Government had failed to use Ireland's economic prosperity to fix problems in the health service.!! Where Mary has failed will Jerry triumph.? a few Armelites might resolve the problems in Irelands health "Angola".! Should we let Jerry loose among the consultants and bureaucrats of the H.S.A.?
"The Fianna Fáil tent in Galway was a different animal entirely. Bigger than half a dozen hay barns, it was one of the most impressive structures at the Ballybrit racecourse, accounting for nearly a third of its sprawling marquee village. This political mecca became, once again, a vehicle for making money from those who feel that Fianna Fáil is good for the Republic's, and their own, prosperity. For €350 a plate, guests got medallions of beef in a pepper cream sauce and "goodie bags" that included titanium golf balls billed as having "optimum spin for maximum control". Those who paid for the grub included some of the country's leading business people, notably big building contractors, property developers, auctioneers, estate agents and others with a stake in "development".
They probably didn't realise that the Taoiseach had told the transition-year students that sustainable development and a clean environment were "fundamental" to his vision of the Republic. And if they had been aware, would it have made any difference?" http://www.soldiersofdestiny.org/thenewbarbarians.htm
Their patron Saint.?(The Father of liars..)
It's all over, for the Soldiers of Destiny-and for you too.?
Bertie: "Mary, how come things are so bad in Health,that we are compared with Lithuania.?"
Mary: "Well,a lot of money is unaccounted for, and we spent 200 million on a dodgy computer payroll system that made millionaires out of half the staff and they won't give back the cash"
Bertie:"How come you didn't consult our resident expert Martin Cullen,before embarking on an expensive project of this nature."?
Mary: "Well to tell the truth Bertie,we're not sure who spent the money in the first place,-too many chiefs you know!"
Bertie: "When you find out the name of the consultants will you call me"
Mary: "Why, Bertie"?
Bertie: "We could install one of those computers in the government ministers' payroll department, as well!!
The expected 50,000 fans, failed to turn up for the big screen presentation of a classic irish love story entitled; 'Show me the money-big fella!" Only about 1000 well heeled property developers braved the inclement weather, to see the show.
The hero of the film is not Eamon De Valera,as the title suggests, but a latter-day young soldier,named Cathal Haughey.The film charts the rise from poverty to plenty, of this handsomely brilliant young lawyer who was born in the slums of Donneycarney, a deprived working class ghetto in North Dublin. Conniving with a rag tag bunch of "cute Hoor",dissidents he and his power seeking pals, succeed in overthrowing the patrician "old guard" of the Fianna Fail political party,and assume control of the nation's destiny.
The self styled, " Soldiers of Destiny" proceed to the enjoyment of the spoils of high office, and together with their mistresses,they travel the world, living a jet set and champagne lifestyle, and generally running riot with the contributions of grateful property developers whose lands have been rezoned,while meanwhile inflicting cruel taxation and belt tightening upon the ordinary masses..
In a surprising twist to the story, a cunningly ambitious,power hungry, young soldier named Bertram,acclaimed for his uprightness in the face of temptation, is appointed treasurer,and charged with distributing the corrupting donations among the "Soldiers" of the governing junto and ensuring that Cathal gets the lion's share..
Ingeniously, Bertram manages to refrains from personal involvement in the cesspool of corruption by various subterfuges such as wearing dark glasses when present at cash distribution meetings with Cathal, and signing blank cheques etc.
His ambitions are finally realized,when his integrity is recognized by all the Cabinet, and after many years pass, these corrupt soldiers are striken with remorse, and elect Bertram-the only soldier who has not trousered bribes- to the highest office in the land: "An Taoiseach"
Good triumphs over evil and the only person in possession of "clean hands" is rewarded. (Bar the odd whiparound for 50,000Euros deposit on a new house)
He and his mistress, now enjoy the fruits of their patience, travelling the world and mixing with popes,presidents, royalty,gliterrati, etc,and live happily ever after. In their old age they retiring on modest index linked state pensions,open a cosmetic and beauty saloon, and watch soccer every day, while enjoying a few pints in their local pub.
A brief resume of the life and career of Charles Haughey is availible on streaming video from RTE at:
If CHarlie "did the state some service" James Gogarty did more. HE got no state funeral.!James is dead but he is still bringing in the money (Tax arrears and penalties) from the Galway races tent crowd.
(25 million, the same week C.J.H. moved on.)
R.I.P., JAMES you served your country-in the end.
Dean Lyon's mother Sheila asked: "If there was no deliberate attempt, then how did he know everything that was going on?"
Please can we have our money back Bertie.?
To the Fianna Fail "gene pool"
dead and alive,and temporarily excommunicated from the fold.
Welcome to the Soldiers of Destiny.If you have come this far stay a while,hold your hour, Browse, discover and enjoy.
There is a gem here for everybody-so go look for it now.But remember,these are dangerous waters...
If after reading our articles you decide to shoot yourself in despair-or better still a soldier of destiny- go ahead.Make my day.
If you have any comments good bad or indifferent, feel free to E-mail me at email@example.com No abusive language please,as we probably won,t read it anyway.!A good place to start is our item "Celia Larkin reveals all" (well almost..)
Quick quiz; which unorthodox T.D. in Dail Eireann said;
"Is it any wonder that with the leadership of the Irish Congress of Trade Union in its pockets, this Government can feel free to give massive tax breaks to big business while piling on a plethora of stealth taxes on ordinary working people; can abolish the first time house buyers grants while allowing obscene profiteering in the housing market create endless misery for the scores of thousands now priced out of a home".
And asked of Bertie Ahern;
“What is the Taoiseach's view of the purchase of 11 acres of building land in south Dublin for €32 million and its resale for €85 million a few weeks ago, a breathtaking speculative profit of €53 million after just four years?
“Does the Taoiseach find it perverse that pillars of the establishment who indulge in this orgy of speculation, which intensifies the misery of those suffering from the housing crisis, should be lionised in sections of the media as canny businessmen and the like?
“Would it not be more accurate to describe them as anti-social parasites who prey on the community?
“Does the Taoiseach think it appropriate that a person up to his neck in such speculation should be appointed by ministers to be chairman of the Irish Aviation Authority and the National Pensions Reserve Fund, which are two state bodies?”
For the answer go to our article 'bin tax history' left click on http://www.soldiersofdestiny.org/bintaxhistory.htm
Make sure to visit our item 'Disneyland' starring Big Bad Bert Ahern, sheriff of Dodge city..
And don't neglect to check out "whats new !"
If you are of pious disposition, please recite :http://www.soldiersofdestiny.org/thebeatitudes.htm
(I apologize if it takes some time to download items from the site. If you have no reasonable priced broadband ,blame Mary O'Rourke and her master, Bertie Ahern,for government sponsored illiteracy, in the 21st century!).You were sold a pup when you bought those telecom shares,from her, as well.!
November 2005: A spokesperson for B.T.(British Telecom),Mr McLaughlin said Ireland was recently overtaken by Romania in the European league table for broadband access and compared unfavourably with locations such as the North and Wales, where broadband availability was close to 100% and put them in a better position to attract inward investment. BT estimated the Republic’s figure at around 65%. http://www.comwreck.com/
Next time you jump into a taxicab you can impress the driver with your unique knowledge of the history of the business,and sympathise with him,by giving 5 minutes to our special section:(featuring the now discredited Ivor Callely)
http://www.soldiersofdestiny.org/taxitaxi.htm Remember, we had the sh*t, on Ivor- before he hit the fan.!!
Also, Noel Ahern (T.D.Soldier of Destiny) responds personally to my denunciation of his trickery and skullduggery in the "Irish Independent"
Read the exchange of views, check it out , and decide for yourself who the liar is.. http://www.soldiersofdestiny.org/affordablehousescam.htm
P.S. Bertie,s script writers have excelled themselves in their profoundly beautiful eulogy to a former comrade-a fallen Soldier of Destiny.Read the full tribute,but not before you have a hankerchief handy to stem the flow of tears..even the "Soldiers" greatest critics could not but be moved.!
P.S.Also in this article: Scoop! -Bertie is learning to read Braille.!!
How do you know when a Fianna Fail spokesperson is lying.? When his lips move.
Bishops, Bertie,abuse, and more blank cheques.
A.are you an Irish citizen.?
B. Have you ever been an employee of- or even worked in- a premises owned -or leased- by the state.?
C. Was there any asbestos lagging in the basement, in the walls, in the roof , on the roof-(or elswhere at all ?)
D.Do you suffer from a "dry cough"?
E. Do you have a deep seated anxiety about dying.?
If the answer is yes to these five questions,well done- you are rich.!
Pass GO-and collect 100.000 Euros (or maybe more) Please contact your family solicitor without delay.
The "Meath on Track" lobby group claimed that the "Transport 21" plan seems to be based on political expediency rather than merit.(Surprise.?)
In a statement the group said: "It seems ludicrous that the Western Rail Corridor (WRC) is being built ahead of the Navan Clonsilla railway line when it (the WRC) is expected to attract only 750 passengers per day.
The Navan Clonsilla rail link will have the capacity to carry 20,000 commuters each morning which is over 25 times the projected passenger numbers on the 234 kilometre Western Railway Corridor,and help Fianna Fail land speculators develop their holdings in the Navan area.
750 passengers a day being given preference ahead of the tens of thousands of Meath and Cavan commuters does not make any sense."
Projected passenger numbers on the WRC will only be enough to half-fill a single 8-car 29000 railcar set of the type which currently operates the Dublin Sligo line and which is designed to carry 1,500 passengers.
The railway project which has been dubbed "the biggest railway reopening in the State's history"!! by the Department of Transport will not see enough passengers per day even to fill a single Intercity train." You could not make this stuff up( for the coming elections) unless you had a neck like a Fianna Fail heifer.
Bertie and his henchmen have "privatised" Irelands national forests-previously owned by every man ,woman, and child in the state-not owned in perpetuity however, governments can sell anything you see.It just takes a small piece of "legislation" to be enacted by the Soldiers of Destiny."Coillte " is now a private company.In one fell swoop Fianna Fail stole the only land that our childrens children had a birthright to walk and enjoy.Not any more they dont.They were not in such a hurry to privatise Aer lingus.Then again, trees don't have a vote-even in a marginal constituency.!
Tony Lowes (friendsoftheirishenvironment.net) writes:
"When I was involved with An Taisce, the National Trust, a group of us supported the election of Michael Smith, the man who had first posted a reward for information leading to planning corruption, as our Chairman. Michael, a urbanite – as were most of An taisce’s National Council members – was fully behind the organisation’s position on one off houses in the countryside.
‘Look Tony’, he told me in 1999, ‘I know this position is unpopular today, but in 5 years time An Taisce will be seen as a savior.’
Talk about getting it wrong!
An Taisce has been nearly wiped out by its position against the random spread of dwellings across the Irish Countryside – 30,000 - 40,000 - 50,000 a year, shoved out the back of a helicopter like sweeties. You can’t go up a borren within 15 miles of an major Irish town without coming around a corner and running smack into a McMansion, hacienda style residences with two glazed winged conservatories and a double garage.
‘Local connections’? The abuse of this ‘protection’ has been really amazing – no sooner is the ink dry on the promise to inhabit the house for 5 years than the for sale sign is up. And God help anyone who raises that issue.
First the Government took away An Taisce’s money – then – in spite of years of work by An Taisce’s vice-Chairman – they didn’t use An Taisce as their instrument for funding conservation of old buildings – but set up a new Trust and gave it a million or two to start with.
And this doesn’t begin to portray the level of hatred that now exists in the countryside against An Taisce. The Rural Dwellers Association started in dark and smokey bars where auctioneers – who are also the County Councillors – met with their cronies and began a series of meetings that ended up with sports halls filled with farmers screaming for the blood of those who opposed their God given right to build-anywhere- anytime.
And if you could get permission – which after the Government issued new Guidelines for Rural Development in 2004 was infinitely easier - you built anyway and then got permission to retain what you had done.!
Its stunning to see what this unsustainable policy has done to the countryside – and continues to do every day with record breaking construction levels. But its even more stunning to see how it has demonised the environmental movement."
(Tony,this is surely your darkest hour.I have recently spent time diving on the fabulous Great Barrier Reef in Australia,one of many pristine locations in that country where conservationists have finally triumphed and created everlasting assets and many national parks for walking etc, which now generate billions of dollars annually in tourist related revenue.
I contrast my experience there, with the news that your stillborn "Friends of the irish environment"group have recently been refused a grant by the incumbent Fianna Fail government,to assist in educating the public to the many on going disastrous policies,such as "one off housing" which are irretrievably destroying the irish countryside.
Given Fianna Fail's record on everything from Salmon conservation, to sewage and slurry; Tony displayed disingenuousness in proferring the begging bowl. Strikes me as a little like Martin Luther King trying to touch up the Klu Klux Klan for a few bob..or President Roosevelt asking Herr Hitler for a contribution towards the cost of the Normandy landings.! "Farmers speculators and Fianna Fail cronies rule O.K."
|Dont drink the privatized water, Bertie.!|
NONE of the private water schemes supplying drinking water to Irish households meet minimum standards, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),December 2005. A report also found that just under 20pc of all water supplies in the country were contaminated with E.coli at least once during 2004. 'The Quality of Drinking Water in Ireland' reported that 7pc of the population is supplied by private schemes, none of which are deemed to be "satisfactory". More than 20pc of these contained an unacceptably high level of the potentially fatal bug, E.coli. Public schemes in four counties - Sligo, Kerry, Donegal and Leitrim - were also found to have traces of E.coli on more than one occasion. "As such its (E.coli) presence in drinking water is a good indication that either the source of the water has become contaminated or that the treatment process at the water treatment plant is not operating adequately," the report stated.
NONE of the private water schemes supplying drinking water to Irish households meet minimum standards, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),December 2005.
A report also found that just under 20pc of all water supplies in the country were contaminated with E.coli at least once during 2004.
'The Quality of Drinking Water in Ireland' reported that 7pc of the population is supplied by private schemes, none of which are deemed to be "satisfactory".
More than 20pc of these contained an unacceptably high level of the potentially fatal bug, E.coli.
Public schemes in four counties - Sligo, Kerry, Donegal and Leitrim - were also found to have traces of E.coli on more than one occasion.
"As such its (E.coli) presence in drinking water is a good indication that either the source of the water has become contaminated or that the treatment process at the water treatment plant is not operating adequately," the report stated.
Stroke Politics and Planning
Planning, whether local, regional or national, does not coexist harmoniously with our political system.
It seems the better the plan, the less likely it will be implemented.
The National Spatial Strategy (NSS) and the strategic planning guidelines (SPGs) for the Greater Dublin Area were drawn up to direct and coordinate a plethora of county plans, all aimed at furthering the interests of a small minority of financially-influential individuals in the business and property sectors in the hope of making short-term, locally-focused political and institutional gains.
In 2001,Tony McEvoy,an Independent Kildare County Councillor brought a High Court challenge to the newly-adopted Meath County Plan for its failure to have regard to the SPGs.
After a lengthy hearing, in which the chief author of the regional plan for the Greater Dublin Area gave evidence in his support, the court decided that the words ‘‘have regard to’’ were so devoid of meaning that any legislative measure based on them was a waste of effort.
The judge stated that the law should be reviewed, as this affected a number of important legal measures based on ministerial directives.
The NSS is one such measure.
In a lengthy interview given afterwards in a national daily paper, transport minister Martin Cullen stated that he "had no problems with the wording of the act". (After all it is vague enough to ignore completely,when it comes to rezoning lands for the Jim Mansfields and other speculator cronies of the "Soldiers of Destiny".)
Also "Bord Na Mona" cash in on the waste taxes bonanza,funded by overseas investors who will receive 4.5% interest per annum. You the small investor were not offered this huge interest opportunity for your savings.!
A group of Latvian and Lithuanian mushroom pickers were paid about €2.50 an hour, with no holidays or days off, not even Christmas Day, Siptu revealed .
The women claim they were let go immediately after they complained about new conditions imposed by the employer Kilnaleck Mushrooms in Co Cavan, and now face possible eviction from their home which is on the same farm.
Siptu spokeswoman Irene Donegan described the case as one of the worst she had ever come across and said that it appeared the employer had broken every single piece of labour legislation.
"It is an appalling story," she said. The women say they were forced to work between 80 and 100 hours per week for an average of €250.
The employer deducted €25 from that while they paid a further €50 in rent for the house which 10 of them shared.
Some of the 17 women have worked for Kilnaleck for up to three years. The women say they paid €500 to a recruitment agency in their own country for the job in Ireland.
They were told they would be paid at least the minimum wage of €7.65 an hour.
An investigation by the Department of Social Welfare into the women's status concluded they were effectively employees.
Ms Donegan said that decision should ensure that the employer is obligated to settle up with the Revenue.
The real cost to the irish taxpayer,of importing cheap foreign labour for property developers.
CHILD benefit claims by EU workers in Ireland for families living abroad are set to hit €70m a year after applications quadrupled in the space of four months.
After a political row in January,2006 the number of claims per week rose from 80 to over 300 due to the publicity.
With each claim covering two children on average, by the end of this year the Department of Social and Family Affairs will have dealt with claims for around 30,000 children.
Under EU rules, parents living in one country can get the difference between the child benefit levels at home and those in their host nation, even if their families do not live with them.!
A LARGE group of Nigerian bogus asylum seekers were sent back home on a special flight out of Dublin in Sept 2006 - including several caught in a major social welfare fraud investigation.
The deportation followed a nationwide series of arrests by detectives from the Garda national immigration bureau over the past week.
More than 30 Nigerians were flown back to the capital, Lagos, on a Boeing 767 plane that had been chartered from a Dutch firm at a cost of €285,000.
The group included a number who had been arrested by gardai following a joint investigation with the PSNI and police in Britain into social welfare abuses by asylum claimants.
The investigation, which has been under way since the start of the year and is codenamed Operation Gull, netted large-scale fraudsters, including a Nigerian couple who were registered for benefits here but were also running a four-star hotel in Lagos.
To call a halt to enriching millionaire farmers.
Bertie does the big shot with Bush
Betrayal; Fianna Fail support Genetically Modified crops in Ireland.
AROUND 300 farmers attended a protest at Loughan House prison near Blacklion,Cavan in support of jailed north Sligo farmer Andy "Bull" McSharry.A more recent protest called in County Mayo to demand leniency for the farmer who shot a homeless father of eleven children in cold blood,who was wandering on his property, has been postponed.
Mr McSharry was arrested and jailed failing to pay a E300 fine imposed at Grange Court for threatening and abusive behaviour towards two hill walkers at his land at Gleniff .
At the protest, which was attended by Irish Farmers Association (IFA) national president John Dillon, a petition, containing over 2,000 signatures, supporting farmers’ rights to shoot vermin and trespassers, was handed in.
Mr McSharry was originally brought to Castlerea prison, where he was visited by Mr Dillon and some members of Sligo IFA.
Mr Dillon said he had spoken to Mr McSharry before about this issue and supported his right to shoot trespassers on sight.
Mr McSharry was later moved to Loughan House, where a protest was organised by the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association (ICSA).
ICSA Sligo county chairman Gabriel Gilmartin said the turnout, with people coming from as far away as Tipperary, showed the strength of farmer feeling on this issue.
He said the jailing of Mr McSharry was the unfortunate outcome of a situation that had got out of hand.He told reporters that the only stranger who could safely enter his land was the postman,delivering his monthly "set aside" decoupling cheque, issued by the E.E.U. Common Agricultural Fund. Meanwhile John Dillon has issued a "Fatwa" on the life of renegade politicians Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson.Both men have gone into hiding as concerns for their safety mount.
May 2006: emboldened by their incredible successes and Fianna Fail's capitulation to their every demand, Padraig launched a new pre election manifesto:
A national initiative on "farm consolidation,"? including relief from capital gains tax and stamp duty, long-term land leasing incentives, a revitalised EU early retirement scheme, improved installation aid for young farmers and a new farm modernisation scheme are proposed.
Will it ever end.? will the irish taxpayer ever end paying taxes to enrich this so-privileged sector of society.?
Walk for free in Paradise:? Fabulous, inexpensive wine? Delicious,cheap food:Superb self catering accomodation: Hill walkers- Let Ryanair or aer Lingus whisk you away from Rip-Off-Ireland. Leave it all to the farmers.! See more photographs: http://www.soldiersofdestiny.org/websalbum.htm
And a special message to the Irish Farmers Association:
"Who wants to walk on your bl**dy windswept miserable hills anyway -up yours ye hungry gits"
" I'll have Austria,or France or anywhere else-anyday.!"
"There were major opportunities for the Labour Party until the massive sell-out at the end of the 1980s, but now the goalposts have shifted so far to the right that the only decision to be made by this party, is whether to get into power with Fine Gael or Fianna Fail.” is it any wonder the electorate are disaffected from all things political.?
Will the majority of the good people of Ireland ever reclaim their country from all these poseurs.? Only if they cast a vote..
Big Farmer,Small Farmer-Bertie's the best charmer.!
And now we proudly present Operation Anvil (mark 2)
(wonderful title,connotations of a ruthless and efficient offshoot of Al-Qaeda, "The Hammer of God "etc etc.)
Featuring a grand exercise in media manipulation, wonderfully misleading statistics and a horrendous overtime bill for our gallant boys in blue,culminating in an important public statement from the esteemed Minister for Justice;
" You murderous drug gangs,I am pleading with you,down on my knees, to stop killing one another in broad daylight on the streets of Dublin,because it is bringing my carefully cultivated macho image into dreadful disrepute.!"
(Even petty crime is out of control)
Security Editor (Irish Independent )Jan 2006
A STAGGERING 300,000 public order offences have been detected by gardai since a special crackdown was ordered on the streets four years ago.
The initiative, codenamed Operation Encounter, was launched after a soaring increase in street crime and growing public clamour for action.
The level of minor lawlessness at night has now begun to stabilise as a result of the operation and tougher legislation governing the sale of alcohol.
But the Government remains concerned at the huge total of offences and Justice Minister Michael McDowell has decided to allocate special fundingof €5m to the Garda authorities to expand theiractivities.
The minister last night told the Irish Independent: "The existing Operation Encounter has been an outstanding success for the Gardai, as can be gauged from the number of offences.(!!)
But what punishment lies in wait for peeing in the streets,Michael,or for murderous thugs who almost killed somebody,s child in Sligo?
A STUDENT was kicked unconscious by what a judge described as "a gang of bowsies" an hour after arriving in Sligo town to visit his cousin,in November 2004.
Aidan Walsh (21), a computer student from Clondalkin in Dublin, spent two days and two nights in hospital following the unprovoked attack, in which he received serious head and eye injuries and was left for dead on the street.
14 months later,in January 2006 at Sligo Circuit Court, Judge Anthony Kennedy handed down suspended jail sentences to three men for their involvement in the assault.
Robert Burnside (22), St John's Tce, who had pleaded guilty to four charges, including assaults on Aiden Walsh and his cousin Peter Kennedy, violent disorder and being drunk in public, was sentenced to one year on each of the assaults and on the violent disorder charge, which were suspended.?
He was also fined €100 for the drunk offence.
Raymond Farrell (22), Benbulben Tce, who had pleaded guilty to three charges, was sentenced to 18 months for the assault on Walsh and to one year on the violent disorder charge. Both were suspended ?.
David Cawley (21), Rathbraughan, was given a six month sentence by the court on a charge of violent disorder, which was suspended unconditionally. ?
Aidan Walsh had arrived in Sligo on the 8pm train on the night of November 19 2004 to visit his first cousin, Peter Kennedy, Ballintra, Co Donegal, who was a student in Sligo at the time.
Judge Kennedy said that the victim had been in the wrong place at the wrong time and became victim to "a gratuitous attack by a gang of bowsies". Well ,you can always phone Michael or Mary....if you live, to make that call.!
Remember, that but for the grace of God is your child-or mine.!
Meanwhile the Gardai are to take a front seat role in hastening the demise of the hated McDowellites during the next election.McDowell has struck back.The new reservists may be almost independent of the discredited force..
(courtesy of the Phoenix magazine)
In a letter to Wicklow county manager Eddie Sheehy in November 2005 Mr Roche said he was "amazed" at the plan to locate a reservoir on the controversial Roadstone land,given their history of ownership of illegal dumps in the area,but Wicklow County said Mr Roche had approved the purchase many months ago.!
Mr Roche said recently he is anxious that the deal should not go ahead as the council has a "complex" history of lack of planning enforcement with the company. "I can explain all the confusion over this issue,said mr Roche.It,s a touch of Alzheimers disease,im afraid.When Cullen became too controversial in environment, Bertie said I was a safe pair of hands,-but look...see how they tremble".!
Now,a new consumer product from C.R.H.-your Cement monopolists,Ansbacher bankers, and toll bridge specialists;
"Vintage 50" Wicklow mineral water.To celebrate our 50 year anniversary.
* Aged in Roundwood.
* * Brewed from a unique recipe of unnatural ingredients,sourced from many parts of the Emerald Isle.
*** Eliminates toxins (from the soil,eventually)
**** Multiple use product.Household bleach.Eliminates vermin,rats etc.
***** Recommended by past employees,Des Traynor(and C.J.H.),the Ansbacher Elite,and hundreds of filthy rich polluters,Cement Roadstone associates and "Friends of Fianna Fail".!
(See also the quiet rubbish revolution taking place on the streets of old Dublin;) http://www.soldiersofdestiny.org/thelibertiesfight.htm
Approximately 200 people, including leading names in property development, attended a golfing fundraiser, costing €2,500 for a team of four, for Mr Callely in the K Club in October. Lial Lawlor,s re-birth.?
Left,a happy beneficiary of Ivor,s largesse..
Union official inflames the unruly mobs.
Celtic tigers are loose and dangerous.
Our glorious leader is threatened
Thousands of civil servants who refused to transfer would end up getting paid to do little or nothing in Dublin offices until they retired, Mr Kenny warned in an interview with the Irish Times January 2006.
Under the latest figures released by the Department of Agriculture's central applications facility, 4,000 Dublin-based civil servants will not transfer with their jobs if the plan, originally due to end in December 2007, is completed.
Staff in the Department of Agriculture's offices in Davitt House, Castlebar, had been moved into overcrowded offices and left with little work to do because their functions had been transferred to Portlaoise, he claimed.
"The Castlebar staff would not move, contract workers were brought into Portlaoise in rented buildings and they brought in other livestock personnel from other regions and paid them overtime. "They have moved them down to the veterinary office, which is now overcrowded, which doesn't have the work for people. The thing is an utter shambles. Some people will be left sitting until they reach pension age, their experience and capability unused. If they continue the way that they are going, they will break the long memory of the public service."
Thousands of civil servants who refused to transfer would end up getting paid to do little or nothing in Dublin offices until they retired, Mr Kenny warned.
Under the latest figures released by the Department of Agriculture's central applications facility, 4,000 Dublin-based civil servants will not transfer with their jobs if the plan, originally due to end in December 2007, is completed.
Staff in the Department of Agriculture's offices in Davitt House, Castlebar, had been moved into overcrowded offices and left with little work to do because their functions had been transferred to Portlaoise, he claimed.
"The Castlebar staff would not move, contract workers were brought into Portlaoise in rented buildings and they brought in other livestock personnel from other regions and paid them overtime. "They have moved them down to the veterinary office, which is now overcrowded, which doesn't have the work for people. The thing is an utter shambles. Some people will be left sitting until they reach pension age, their experience and capability unused. If they continue the way that they are going, they will break the long memory of the public service."
In what may arguably be, the greatest financial disaster ever imposed upon the nation by any political party,(usually the same one!) the media have not entered this arena in a constructive and engaging way. There has been no useful debate on the lack of focus on costing the relocations, little, on the absence of a business case, little on the damage to quality of service and efficiencies already achieved through modernisation. Yes, some focus on people issues but little on the difference in conditions affecting civil and public servants. Also little on the role of Department of Finance officials, in particular, in a blatantly political agenda which could be as big a millstone on the taxpayer as the abolition of rates in the 1977 Great Promises Election. These are the same good people who brought us governance, fiscal rectitude and value for money principles. It is perhaps the greates case of attempted gerrymandering of the voting register,ever conceived.the cost,when it all unravels,will be enormous in many ways-not only within the financial spectrum of increased taxation.
David Went, CEO of Irish Life & Permanent, stated that to obtain a salary-indexed pension (like our public servants have) in the private sector would require contributions of 45% of a person's salary throughout their working life! Public servants pay around 6% of salary for their pensions.
He also stated that when consequent pension costs are included, the true cost of the last benchmarking deal was €20 billion and not €1.1 billion as is often stated.
Fianna Fail add the two fingers to commuters misery-the greatest stealth tax of all, 63 cents to Bertie, from every litre sold.!
THE Government is set to rake in more than €1.5 billion from taxes on unleaded petrol this year as it benefits from higher prices at the pump. The Government takes a flat 44.3 cent in excise duties from every litre of unleaded sold. But it also levies VAT of 21%, meaning that, as prices rise, so does the Government’s intake. The most recent figures from the Central Statistics Office show that, in February, the average price per litre of unleaded petrol was 108.2 cent.
Of that, the Government was receiving 44.3 cent in excise and 18.78 cent in VAT,
giving it a total of 63.05 cents-and rising daily- from every litre sold.
Provisional figures from the Revenue Commissioners show that the Government pulled in just over €395 million in total from excise and VAT on unleaded in the first quarter of the year. The quarter began on December 20, in line with standard accounting practice for revenue returns.
If prices remain high and current sale trends continue, the Government will have taken €1.58bn in taxes on unleaded by the end of the year — €1.138bn in excise and €443m in VAT.
Last year, unleaded petrol earned €1.37bn for the Government (around €1bn in excise and €368m in VAT), while in 2004, the total was €1.3bn (€970.7m in excise and €328m in VAT).
The average price for a litre of unleaded petrol last year was 109.4 cent, an increase of 8.5% on 2004’s figure of 100.8 cent.
Last year, the Government took 63.25 cent from every litre sold, an increase of 2.4% on 2004, when it took 61.76 cent.
The Automobile Association has urged the Government to lower VAT or the excise duty to ease the burden on motorists. According to the organisation’s latest price survey, the cost of unleaded per litre was running at 110.6 cent last month. Reduce taxes.?-("Over Bertie's dead body."!)
Martin's exotic holiday in the "Shangri-La".
A word's worth of wishful thinking
I wandered lonely, haughty, proud,
my visitors put in their coats,
and as they left I saw a crowd,
a sheaf of grubby ten-pound notes,
beside the phone, beneath a list,
of planning applications missed.
At first it caused me consternation;
My principles! Integrity!
But wait! Perhaps it's a donation
To help me run, politically;
To raise this nation from the dirt,
(Or buy an island, or a shirt!)
Then many as the stars that shine
The bag-men came to me each day,
They stretched in never-ending line
Each willing, eager, Keane to pay
Builders, grocers, cash to burn,
asked no favours in return.
I never thought the day would come
When you would know all my affairs
I thought that as a rule of thumb
One could rely on millionaires
To be discreet, avoid cocaine.
(How did he run a retail chain?)
But now my health's no stumbling block,
and Lawlor's been incarcerated.
I know I'll soon be in the dock.
My massive ego droops deflated.
Oh, prison life gives me the chills ...
I wish I'd paid my own damn bills
What was Fine Gael,s Oliva Mitchell talking about when she asked in the Dail: "Is there anything Minister Martin Cullen can get right the first time round.?(Beside the destruction of the sacred landscape of Royal Tara)
1 Choice of political party.
2 The appropriate fee for his beautiful consultant.
3 The removal of facial hair
4Computers that work.
5 Airport restructuring.
6 Airline privatization plans ( Adios,Willie Walsh.!)
8 Driving tests .
9 Toll bridge charges.
The answer is here; http://www.soldiersofdestiny.org/dyingtodrive.htm
An update on Martin's "Miraculous Re-Election Machines" is here:
THE "SOLDIERS OF DESTINY" LUCRATIVE NEW TOLLS SCAM BEGINS;
A spokesperson for the A.A. (Automobile Association) described Mr Martin Cullen,s latest toll plans as" madness".Mr Faughnan,s analysis may be somewhat ingenuous.
The "row" with the N.T.R (National Toll Roads). over the installation cost of a new electronic toll system at the Westlink tollbridge is nothing but a clever ruse to bring a highly lucrative, multiply tolling system to the M-50 motorway which willl net many hundreds of thousands of extra contributors.This has been an unforgotten objective in the minds of Fianna Fail Ministers for many years and was only postponed heretefore because of widespread indignation.
It is remarkable that despite angering and antagonizing so many commuters with this latest stealth tax, which will do little but move the congestion to further exits a few miles down the road, they feel supremely confident of their re-election prospects.
Will the host of harried motorists who are compelled to use any stretch of this public highway on a daily basis, will give Waterford,s "Dick Turpin" and his cohorts among the "Soldiers of Destiny", their own quiet response, at the polling booths, in the coming General Election.?
Scoop.! We have details of further penalty point rules due to be"released" at Martin's next press conference (no 16,487 -this year.)
Cullen rolls out yet more road rules.
Today a number of new amendments specifically targeting errant "Soldiers of Destiny" like Martin Cullen, have been added to the current Fianna Fail list of 69 odd driving offences,listed on the new Road Traffic Bill-all of which attract penalty points,should the computerized system which compiles such records ever swing into action. Mr Ahern, has announced that ministers who violate them will then be punished. A severe "rap on the knuckles" awaits wrongdoers," nobody is above the law, in Fianna Fail" said Bertie.
NEW TRAFFIC LAWS TARGET MARTIN CULLEN; (Subject to "rolling out" the new computers!)
(1)Violation; Lighting up another cigarette, while your vehicle is in motion.
(Offence; Observed driving with one hand on the steering wheel )
(2)Violation; Dropping the hand while a beautiful P.R. consultant is in the front passenger seat.
(Offence; observed,with one hand in an inappropriate place, and not in full control of a moving vehicle)
(3)Violation; Passing out, on the M 50, and other arterial routes near Dublin.
(Offence;observed falling asleep,in a semi- paralized,or comatose state, after sitting for hours in traffic jams)
(4)Violation; Farting ,while belching carcinogenic fumes
(Offence; polluting the vehicle interior with stale tobacco smoke,and other noxious gases.Windbagging the media,with lots of hot air,on a daily basis.
(5)Violation; Unsafe sex,with a P.R. consultant, in the rear seat of a government vehicle while stalled in a traffic jam.
(Offence; Effecting an inappropriate cockup, in a public place )
(6)Violation; Overloading vehicles,including Ministerial Mercedes.
(Offence;Transporting excess E-voting junk,computers,etc. to the dump, without a waste disposal permit)
(7)Violation; Refusing to stop, when requested to do so.
(Offence; Going too far with Monica. Wasting a fortune in taxpayers money.
(8) Violation;Writing on cigarette packets while stopped at traffic lights
(Offence;Costing the new infrastructure and transport plan, in an inappropriate place)
(9)Violation; Daydreaming while in charge of a vehicle.
Offence;Driving erratically,while scheming to railroad the electorate with fantastic tales of interconnecting trains, tunnels,Metros, motorways,etc-and whatever your having yourself.!
(10)Violation;Dangerous driving, in a contrary manner,and direction, on a dual carriageway,while pissed drunk.!
Offence; Driving outside the Republic of Donegal without a certificate of sobriety.
(11)Violation; Seriously injuring pedestrians while blind drunk,and in charge of a murder machine.
Offence; Wright hypocrisy,(by Fianna Fail T.D/ publicans in Dail Eireann)
FINALLY A NEW LAW TO BRING ERRANT GARDAI INTO LINE.
(12)Violation; Carrying out a random breathalyser test,on any dazed looking motorist as his vehicle departs the car park, outside a packed public house.
Offence; Unwarranted interference with the profitability of the Licenced Vintners trade.Punishment; instant dismissal from the Force.!
THE Dublin businessman whose hotel was drawn into an investigation into IRA money laundering is facinga demand of an estimated €2m in unpaid taxes from the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB).
Businessman Patrick Leneghan, who put his Earl of Kildare hotel on the market last week for €17m, was served with the tax assessments before Christmas.
The businessman, who owns a number of pubs, was exposed to enormous public scrutiny last year when his popular city centre hotel was raided by the Criminal Assets Bureau.
Detectives investigating suspected IRA money laundering conducted simultaneous raids on a number of premises. The raids on Mr Leneghan's hotel attracted even greater attention when it emerged that a number of politicians, amongst them the Minister for Defence, Willie O'Dea, had to be evacuated from the building.
The hotel, situated in Kildare Street and close to Dail Eireann, is a popular haunt of politicians.
Mr Leneghan later confirmed that he was the target of the money-laundering investigation, in a statement issued through his solicitors.
But he dismissed as nonsense claims that IRA cash was laundered through his businesses.
He also claimed that the allegations damaged his business and that the leaking ofinformation against him was motivated by "wider political and commercial concerns".
The Garda investigation resulted in Mr Leneghan's business affairs being scrutinised by detectives and sources confirmed last week that an assessment believed to be in the region of €2m was served on Mr Leneghan for unpaid taxes dating back several years.
Mr Leneghan owns two other bars in Kildare and in south Dublin.
Gardai launched Operation Phoenix to trace the proceeds of the €38m Northern Bank raid and arising from this the Criminal Assets Bureau began investigating businesses which they suspected had laundered cash for the IRA.
Mr Leneghan's hotel is now likely to be redeveloped as offices and apartments by its new owners.
Located on a valuable city centre site the hotel is ex-pected to attract huge interest from speculators and developers.
"Dont bother to E-Mail me" http://www.soldiersofdestiny.org/onceabogman.htm
How do you metamorphose a Fianna Fail political ghoul
into a complaisant genie (who panders to your every wish.!)
Answer; Line up 2000 voters in a marginal constituency, and point one finger to Bertie Ahern,s head.!
Letter to the "Examiner" from a disgruntled citizen living near Bare Ben Bulben,s head.!
"If American politicians left the United States on the Fourth of July, or if French politicians left France on Bastille Day, they would be put out of office - and rightly so.
Yet our elected leaders will run away on March 17 and then come back as if they have done nothing wrong and carrying no guilty feeling of shame as they take the tax-paying citizens of this state to the cleaners.
I am not having a go at one or two people or certain parties.
I am condemning the whole rotten system from town halls to Dáil Eireann.
We are told there is no money for our hospitals and no money for our schools. Yet there is money for politicians and their families to travel all over the world every St Patrick’s Day. This is a scandal."
Martin Forde. 27 St Annes Terrace, Sligo.
Logos for Bertie,one and a half million Euros apiece.
The Courts Service has announced that it will now enter into detailed negotiations with Babcock and Brown to conclude a contract on what it described as a "landmark project".
A 22-courtroom complex on a site at Parkgate Street and Infirmary Road will be built in a public private partnership arrangement.
The Courts Service said the complex will be a state-of-the-art criminal justice facility "suited to the administration of criminal justice in twenty first century Ireland". ( justice,for whom?)
All central Dublin criminal business will be conducted on the new site. Existing courts and administrative offices from the District, Circuit and Central courts will be transferred to the new facility.
It added that the facility will result in a much-improved service to the public, witnesses, jurors, judiciary, professionals and staff.
"The Courts Service will deliver this facility by means of a Public Private Partnership. It believes that this method of delivery presents an opportunity to leverage private sector innovation, ensuring quick and efficient delivery and so deliver best value for taxpayers."
( the word "leverage" is a wonderful euphemism. Soldiers of Destiny doublespeak for a way of saying that the irish taxpayer will pay -and pay dearly-for this new building, over the next 30 years.In effect bertie is taking out a 30 year mortgage with Babcock & Brown.! He has announced it,but how many among his electorate comprehend the subtle meaning of the word "leverage"?
Long after the current batch of Fianna Fail ratbags are fertilizing daisies, our childrens children, will still be paying the 40 year mortgage repayments for their parents folly in buying a new house in 2006. They will continue to pick up the tab in taxes -direct and stealth alike- for Bertie Ahern's wonderful new "public private partnership schemes")
(Australian investment fund Babcock & Brown and the Eircom employee share ownership trust (Esot) last month advanced a €2.36 billion takeover bid for the telecommunications firm "Eircom" a former public owned asset which cost many small irish investors dearly,in recent years when it was also "privatized')
"No Place for me "!
Discover Sheraton’s new luxury destination: The Sheraton Fota Island Golf Resort and Spa. The luxury resort is located on the beautiful Fota Island in County Cork, on the site of the existing Fota Island Golf Club. Fota Island is a scenic island in Cork harbour, just north of the larger island of Cóbh.
Situated just 20 minutes from Cork International Airport, it is a great location from which to explore Southern Ireland, whilst taking advantage of all facilities that this golfers heaven has to offer. These include the 18 hole championship course, a full service 1,600 m² destination spa with 17 treatment rooms, full length swimming pool, hydro-pool and walking river.
Each of the 131 guest rooms is elegantly appointed, affording panoramic views over either the woodlands or the golf course. 4 Suites offer superior accommodation.
Gourmets will be impressed by the speciality restaurant featuring steak and fresh local seafood, completed by a classy wine tasting in the cosy wine cellar. Furthermore they can enjoy a decent meal by the fire place in the all day dining restaurant and visit the whiskey bar in one of the most idyllic settings in Ireland.
THE news that a luxury hotel has opened at Fota in Cork harbour has stirred recollections of that beautifully wooded island estate and what has come to pass there.
In the mid 1970s, a Mrs Bell (nee Smith-Barry), who owned the island, essentially gave the 780-acre Fota estate to the people of Cork.
While she sold it to UCC for a nominal sum, I believe it is more correct to say she gave it to Cork’s foremost public institution and that her intention in doing so was to ensure that her lovely estate would become a public resource in perpetuity.
The circumstances in which the greater part of that public resource pretty swiftly came once again to be in private ownership are still largely unknown to the public because of the passage of time and the quite normal secrecy of those involved in entirely legal transactions. Since then the ‘development’ of Fota has gone on apace — first one golf course, then another, and now the hotel. There is also a website advertising many ‘exclusive’ golfing lodge-style houses. The irony of marketing Fota on the basis of exclusivity, when so brave and generous an attempt had been made to render the entire island a green and wooded oasis of public inclusivity, is evidently lost on the developers and their copywriters.
I daresay that future generations of Corkonians will feel more keenly than we do for what has been lost. They will inhabit an environment even more built up than ours. For them an island of 780 acres set aside as a public nature reserve of old-growth deciduous woodland would have seemed like a jewel dropped from Heaven into Cork harbour. But we are left to contemplate only what is and what might have been.
editors note: During the McSharry (Fianna Fail government) cutbacks, in the late 1980s, when so many hospitals, etc. were closed, UCC, like many such institutions, was forced to sell some of its assets, principally part of Fota estate.
7. This resulted in a golf course being established in the farmland area of Fota.
Public Bodies have developed in an ad hoc manner. There are now over 450 of them. A coherent and joined up rationale for the establishment of Public Bodies is an imperative. In their latest research launched in May 2006, the authors Paula Clancy and Grainne Murphy look to untangle the 'fog index' that exists around how the Government works.
Many Public Bodies are not covered by the different measures to provide transparency and accountability such as the Freedom of Information legislation.
More than 5000 appointments at national level alone are estimated to be in the gift of Government with no clearly established mechanism to ensure that appointments are free from undue political or other influence.
Speaking about the research Paula Clancy, Director of TASC and author of the report said that
"Unplanned and ad hoc mushrooming of Public Bodies combined with the lack of good information about them is bad for democracy. This is particularly since their numbers have grown very markedly in the last ten years and many are hugely significant in their impact on people's everyday lives. The fragmented manner in which they have grown adds a further layer to the bureaucracy of government, constraining an individual citizen's ability to interact with an agency from which they are seeking a public service".
This pamphlet is the second in a series of research pamphlets published by TASC which are part of an extensive audit of democracy in Ireland.
The Democracy Commission; www.tascnet.ie
The Democracy Commission is an initiative of TASC (a think tank for action on social change, Dublin) and Democratic Dialogue (Belfast based think tank). The Commission's Secretariat is provided by TASC at 26 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2. The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) provides the primary funding for the project.
Bertie Ahern may be circling the wagons in Drumcondra and preparing for serious trouble,according to the current issue of The Phoenix Magazine"
The Mahon/Flood tribunal is now gunning for his immediate associates, life long friends, namely one Tim Collins- part of the so called "Drumcondra Mafia",party fundraiser,and trustee of Fianna Fail's command centre "St Lukes" in Drumcondra.
Collins and Ahern are extremely close and Tim was present on many occasions in the past when Bertie met important investors intent on doing business in the field of "property development"
One such individual Tom Gilmartin remembered his presence-but not his name- when he met Bertie in 1988. Tom,an outsider and blow in from John Bull's country, was truly "shafted"(to use Bertie's recent terminology) by the Fianna Fail property Mafia shortly afterwards and it will be remembered that he vented his spleen in the Tribunal after "Pee" Flynn (of trousered cheques fame) made disparaging remarks about the poor man on R.T.E.
The circumstances in which Tim made a killing of 700,000 euros when he in partnership with the McCann (Fyffes) family were the beneficial owners of a company called "Deepriver Ltd" which purchased land on the site of the "Battle of the Boyne" for 3.4 million euros and sold it on a few weeks later to the state for 9.4 million euros.
The reason this er, stroke of fortune happened was that at the same time as they were buying the land by an incredible coincidence,Bertie was minded to create a memorial park to King William of Orange in honour of his glorious protestant victory over the papist forces here, some centuries past.
When Judge Alan Mahon questioned Tim Collins initially, poor Tim had forgotten completely about the deal, (so much Alzheimers among the old soldiers of destiny nowadays) a lapse of memory which the judge described as "extraordinary" and "astonishing" and said that poor Tim's recollection was vague and poor "to a greater extent even than we might be used to".This is some distinction to bestow on a witness before a tribunal that has jailed Liam Lawlor for his obfuscation.!
In the last three months Collins has figured in three different deals being investigated by the Mahon Tribunal and his evidence has been shot through with inconsistencies.
Te tribunal is now scrutinizing Collins bank accounts to try and shed more light on his wheelings and dealings with other august tribunal guests such as Frank Dunlop,Liam Lawlor,G.V. Wright and others..
Bertie Ahern had no direct dealings with any of the land transactions under enquiry,but dont turn over any stones if you walk through the rose garden in St Lukes.You don't know what-or whom- you may find underneath..
http://www.democracyuprising.com/ learn how the rich half live in the American dream, (on which Bwertie's new society is modelled) and other stuff thats real.
http://www.vincenthyland.com/sealife.htm Fabulous site about what's left of irelands heritage-no Fianna Fail developers in the Athlantic ocean-as of yet..
Also worthy of support: www.ratemysolicitor.com
An interesting quote from the site:
"It is a fact that the corrupt conduct of solicitors and barristers has destroyed many Irish family homes and lives, with no small input from especially, but not entirely, Fianna Fail. Corruption in Ireland is a way of life for the solicitors and barristers of the 26 counties, maintained by a well-placed number of failed solicitors, elected around the country to the mainly Fianna Fail party. They are situated in the North East, sunny South East, misty South West, Mid West, West, and North West; some of whom we will deal with later.Corruption is a deadly blight and blemish on any society, and the fact that it is tolerated and allowed to fester by an elected Democratic Government is just not acceptable."
A discussion with John Peet, Europe Editor of The Economist
"The big challenge for Ireland, having had 10-15 years of very rapid growth...is to keep it going. The world is a much more competitive place, and clearly if you are competing on the basis of things like low labour costs, there are countries in central and eastern Europe that are much more competitive. So Ireland has to shift gear toward higher, value-added production."