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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryHorace View Post
    But but but Eoin Murphy had his sleeves rolled up at the opening of some social and affordable housing units a few weeks back in the middle of Winter, surely this means FG are working hard for society as a whole? Surely Leo's department of spin didn't have a hand in that?
    In fairness, they were pouring lots of effort into fixing the hospital winter waiting crises and nailing the brits down on brexit... oh wait, they didn't do that either. Useless shower (unless you're a landlord or MNC)
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    Quote Originally Posted by riker1969 View Post
    Just on a few points. Agree with you on Car tax. You should be able to pay it in installments at no extra cost. Its also irrational that a new car which costs great damage to environment to make gets lower car tax than an old car. To my mind keeping old cars on the road is environmentally friendly. But lets face facts-its a revenue making exercise pure and simple
    As For school books I agree where possible. In English at LC level there is a changing course so hard to keep same books
    However book rental schemes should be the norm but the state needs to give schools cash to run these. Schools were stripped of middle Mgt last few years. They are only recently coming back
    I think the Minister of Education has imposed new guidelines to stop expensive school uniforms. You cant restrict buying to one place anymore-as far as I know
    As for evoting machines-I think there was a bit of hysteria over them tbh. They were used in one constituency as a test run and no court action came out of them
    E voting machines were discontinued when FFFGers realised that they would restrict their control over calling votes/tallying during counteing. Gombeenism won the day again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riker1969 View Post
    I was asked how i voted last time. I voted SDP and FG.
    Interesting combination and thanks for replying- did FG legislating for the X-Case not put you off or is the 8th your red line on the Abortion issue?
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    Da gubbermint is sh1t.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamsonS View Post
    That could be it alright.
    Then again, maybe its because the economy is doing so much better , and so many more people are working, and that we are not having to borrow as much, and that gov spending has increased, and peoples taxes are being reduced, and that less people are emigrating, and that more Irish people are returning. And maybe Irish people see that, and while they also see the problems we have in housing, health and elsewhere, have more confidenece at the moment in the existing shower to fix it that any alternative shower?

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    In fairness those things are true and if blame is given when things go bad then credit has to be given as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riker1969 View Post
    Just on a few points. Agree with you on Car tax. You should be able to pay it in installments at no extra cost. Its also irrational that a new car which costs great damage to environment to make gets lower car tax than an old car. To my mind keeping old cars on the road is environmentally friendly. But lets face facts-its a revenue making exercise pure and simple
    As For school books I agree where possible. In English at LC level there is a changing course so hard to keep same books
    However book rental schemes should be the norm but the state needs to give schools cash to run these. Schools were stripped of middle Mgt last few years. They are only recently coming back
    I think the Minister of Education has imposed new guidelines to stop expensive school uniforms. You cant restrict buying to one place anymore-as far as I know
    As for evoting machines-I think there was a bit of hysteria over them tbh. They were used in one constituency as a test run and no court action came out of them
    glad you think 54million is a bit of hysteria. It cost: 54m voting machines scrapped for 9 each. A bit of hysteria over them tbh You have to look at the ongoing waste....they have no idea whats going on. it was the longest (25yrs) contract to store the waste by a ff councillors nephew. It just goes on and on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by galteeman View Post
    In fairness those things are true and if blame is given when things go bad then credit has to be given as well.
    Over 130,000 children live in consistent poverty. 3000 plus are homeless. Thoysands cant get access to mental health services. This is a recovery for the moneyed and landlord classes. Fg obviously dont give a toss about the rest.
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    Lets not forget the atrocious pay and conditions for the army by fg https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0212/940141-pdforra/
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    February 13 2018 3:43 PM

    A woman who was wrongly arrested and brought to Mountjoy Prison in Dublin over a mistake about non-payment of a television licence has settled her High Court action for damages.

    Law student, Amy Daly (27), Kilbrook, Tullamore, Co Offaly, sued the Garda Commissioner, the Governor of the Dochas Centre at Mountjoy, the Minister for Justice and Equality and the State, over the incident on January 9, 2015.

    Earlier, Robert Beatty SC, for Ms Daly, said Ms Daly, who has a seven year old son, had picked the boy up from a creche on January 9 and brought him back home where she was making a sandwich for him while the then four-year-old was playing upstairs.

    A knock came to the door and two gardai were there to tell her there was an outstanding arrest warrant with regard to a TV licence. Counsel said Ms Daly, who is a single mother, had been saving €4 TV licence stamps since the previous October and had collected €144 worth since then.

    I would have had her shot...she almost broke the country financially and caused untold misery by not paying the TV licence.


    it's the little things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riker1969 View Post
    Just on a few points. Agree with you on Car tax. You should be able to pay it in installments at no extra cost. Its also irrational that a new car which costs great damage to environment to make gets lower car tax than an old car. To my mind keeping old cars on the road is environmentally friendly. But lets face facts-its a revenue making exercise pure and simple
    As For school books I agree where possible. In English at LC level there is a changing course so hard to keep same books
    However book rental schemes should be the norm but the state needs to give schools cash to run these. Schools were stripped of middle Mgt last few years. They are only recently coming back
    I think the Minister of Education has imposed new guidelines to stop expensive school uniforms. You cant restrict buying to one place anymore-as far as I know
    As for evoting machines-I think there was a bit of hysteria over them tbh. They were used in one constituency as a test run and no court action came out of them
    many the school book had to be purchased because the author changed just one line from the origional book, some even had the termity to change a whole paragraph, but none ever changed a page, lazy money sucking parihas
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