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    Norman Bates Norman Bates is offline
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    #vinb Thur 12/7/2012: Troika’s clean bill - all OK then?


    Stephen Donnelly, Independent TD Wicklow-East Carlow Stephen Donnelly TD - Independent For Wicklow & East Carlow
    Pascal Donohoe, FG TD Dublin Central http://paschaldonohoe.ie/
    John McGuinness, FF TD Carlow-Kilkenny http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_J._McGuinness
    Niamh Lyons, Political correspondent Irish Daily Mail http://www.tv3.ie/videos.php?video=3...1.65.74&page=1

    We may have got a clean bill of health from the Troika this week … but we’re far from being out of the woods yet. There are still Budgets ahead when even more cutbacks will have to be made. So what have we to look forward to? Where is the Minister’s axe likely to land? More Welfare cuts?

    And don’t forget the banks - they should still be very much on your radar. What about the debt? Will there be new structures in place which will allow the bank debt be off-loaded from the State debt. Will there be an Oireachtas Inquiry into the banks?

    Tonight Vinny has an excellent! panel lined up to bring us up to date on all things financial and, hopefully, it’ll be an all-positive show. Somehow I very much doubt it though.



    Ireland continues to achieve Troika targets - RT News
    CSO reports current account deficit of €1 billion - RT News
    AIB sells €300m portfolio of loans to Bank of America Merrill Lynch - RT News
    2013 budget may see cuts over the planned
    EU Deal: Noonan says no ease on Budget 2013 but benefits in longer term - Irish, Business - Independent.ie

    Allied threads: Troika wants halt to health overspending.
    http://www.politics.ie/forum/europe/...eu-summit.html
    Top 10,000 Earners pay 29% in Income tax.

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    Paschal Donohue will be on the panel too.
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    Great op norm

    Looks like a strong line up apart from Stephen Donnelly.

    This Anthony other is worth having on 3 times
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    Norman Bates Norman Bates is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Paschal Donohue will be on the panel too.
    Thanks for that. Oh! Quick, quick, quick, ..tell Spidermom her palpitation-inducing Pascal is on .... She'll be pleased ... make her weekend!
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    Heard him on The Right Hook yesterday evening and he was promoting the notion of an actual "Tribunal". Vinnie that is. No. No. No. No. Please not another tribunal.

    The only thing a tribunal shows is that our constitution and laws are totally inadequate to deal with these types of situations. The miscreants still walk away free and the bewigged ones trouser millions at our expense.

    We may scoff at that trial out in the Pacific, but look at some of our moments and tell me how superior we are.
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    Mmm have to wonder , just how far off track we would have to be for the troika to issue a public rebuke ( while stern words might be issued in private) ....... To that extent are these events not more about appearance than substance
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    Another pat on the head from the Troika...

    You know what's really gonna suck? When the Eurozone implodes and we all realise it's all been for nothing...

    Spain is heading into Greek territory now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by brughahaha View Post
    Mmm have to wonder , just how far off track we would have to be for the troika to issue a public rebuke ( while stern words might be issued in private) ....... To that extent are these events not more about appearance than substance
    A financial watchdog that accepts a figure of 2.3% growth as predicted by our DoF mandarins for 2013 in the reaching of our targets, seems to only be concerned with form over substance. I am not much above a dog in the street and even I can and do say, that that figure is BULLSH1T.
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    I remember when there were many of us who were happy to see the Troika arrive..not because our soveriginity had been destroyed..but . Hoping that they would do the right thing!


    Well, little did we realise that this was a way for government to to use the Troika as an excuse for the type of cuts they were making, while leading us to believe it was the Troika making the decisions.... Until the Troika told us...The decision where to make the cuts... Was the governments.... That's when we realised ..We had ben sold out TWICE! By F.F and Then by F.G. and Labour!
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    AHHhhhhhh sigh...Pasqual!!...
    LOL
    Nowt like some car crash TV before a long weekend in work.....!......
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