It has been almost three weeks since the election, and in that period we have been subjected to prolonged theatrical shadow boxing by our politicians, with many of them acting like spoiled overgrown school children so as to gain political advantage at our expense.
Thu, 17 Mar, 2016
Tue, 02 Feb, 2016
That Tánaiste Joan Burton has used an ‘exceptional’ clause in the new public appointment rules to personally appoint former trade union leader, David Begg, as the chairman of the Pensions Authority, thereby bypassing the public appointments process, is further evidence that cronyism is still widespread in government circles despite what we had been promised.
Thu, 21 Jan, 2016
Fri, 30 Oct, 2015
Last week, the Irish people had to endure another session of nauseating back-slapping when the IMF chief, Christine Lagarde hailed them heroes as she was cheered on by her tea boys and girl, Enda, Brendan and Joan and her “good friend, Michael.”
Tue, 27 Jan, 2015
In trying to further discredit participants who have taken part in the wave of recent protests across the country the government have tried to label them as members of Sinn Féin, and in the process are likening them to fascists.
Thu, 08 Jan, 2015
The new legislation that requires the taxing/registration of tractors that solely work on the land is another example of the attack by the Government on rural Ireland. It is another mean swipe in order to extort money from people. There are very many tractors on farms that never go on the public road and such tractors should be exempt from this legislation.
Fri, 11 Oct, 2013
During the so-called ‘Celtic Tiger’ years, we had a breed of economists and spokespersons ranging from the government, financial institutions and property websites who appeared to be working in tandem, or at least expressed the same message in stoking the fire that helped to destroy this country.
Mon, 15 Oct, 2012
In response to Mr Kevin McCarthy’s letter (Aug 6) about the Greek government implementing austerity measures: We know there must be cuts and taxes to reduce our deficit; we know that governmental and administrative waste (‘advisers,’ junkets, expenses, golden handshakes, inflated salaries and pensions) should be eliminated.
Thu, 09 Aug, 2012
Having been kept away during the referendum campaign, and having recently enjoyed almost a week-long break in a luxurious Rio hotel at our expense, the Minister for Austerity Taxes, Phil Hogan, is once again trying to bully the many septic tank charge boycotters.
Thu, 28 Jun, 2012
As we face into the last two weeks before the deadline for payment of the household charge, it is inevitable that there will be an intensified advertising campaign on behalf of the Government to both encourage and intimidate people to register and pay.
Sat, 17 Mar, 2012