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    eskerman eskerman is offline

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    Non Competitive Banana Republic Ireland

    This country has become so uncompetitive to do business in, all critical urgent cut-backs must start at top level management..our so called esteemed rudderless leaders or directors of our government must be culled and fast. The countries overdraft is heading faster in to the red and we dont have the means or plans to "regularise the account" as any bank manager would be demanding. The Junior ministers..! what do they actually do for 160k plus un-vouched expenses. We have a black hole sitting up there in government buildings, and sadly we don't have any leadership, no forward thinking, tribunals that have cost zillions with no heads rolling....are we all fuk...n mad here, how can us PAYE mortals take any more of this rubbish..its a national scandle. The sooner the revolution starts the better, get rid of the wasters and parasites that have put us here... the better. Nepotism is alive and healthy in this banana republic
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    What's that you say?

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    Oblivion Oblivion is offline

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    This thread is an insult to banana republics.

    At least they have a product that countries in colder climates can't grow.

    What can Ireland grow, that other countries can't? What can Ireland produce, that other countries can't?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oblivion View Post
    This thread is an insult to banana republics.

    At least they have a product that countries in colder climates can't grow.

    What can Ireland grow, that other countries can't? What can Ireland produce, that other countries can't?
    The most useless, incompetent politicians perhaps??
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    Oblivion Oblivion is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by peadarmc View Post
    The most useless, incompetent politicians perhaps??

    Add to that, a generation of graduates, saddled with debt, and soon-to-be-unemployed.

    The emmigration rate that Ireland experienced in the 80's may have been savage, but at least the birthrates were still relatively high, replacing some of the losses.

    This time around, with a sub-replacement level fertility rate of 1.85 births per female, who's gonna make up the losses when young people head abroad once more??

    Answer: nobody. We'll just have to import more Nigerians.
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    Banana Republic

    I didn't mean to insult countries who can manage to sustain a reasonable social structure even by selling bananas...I think we all know where this problem started, I see warning signs that Intel are shaking and that its possible we are going to see another Dell...sadly Mary Coughlin and her so called department of trade will been seen to to do nothing...we can have the best brains on the planet but if we are not a competitive country we aint gonna be able to remain open for business...now did someone mention Board Failte or Board Failure. I agree with the point about what do we have to sell..! nothing if were not competitive...and that is the bottom line
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oblivion View Post
    What can Ireland produce, that other countries can't?
    Ask the same question of Germany, Japan, or South Korea.
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    We have a government where the Taoiseach, as minister for finance presided over benchmarking. The first benchmarking exercise was described by trade unionist and Senator Joe O’Toole as “an ATM machine just waiting to pay out generous pay increases to public sector workers. “Enough said. We are being led by a fool, heaven help us all.
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    I always make a simple comparason. I come from a large traditional Irish family grew up in the 60s/70s. There were seven of us plus Parents. My Dad (rest him) was an Electrician and the only bread earner who managed to out us all through school (De La Salle and St Louis), my mother was the homemaker, we had a holiday most years in a caravan at some Irish beach, we had a health service, we had a house bought at the time for a couple of grand when interest rates were well in the late teens. Its all gone now, there are no large middle class Irish families, people cant afford them, the government policy many years ago was to get two incomes from a family and who cares about the social impact we clearly see today, its all over the place, dormatory towns, commuters, creach's (no tax relief for the poor devils that have no choice but to park the children of the future with strangers to rare them in the most important years)...all for what...money to build that dam Celtic tiger that has fallen apart so fast...and boy are we all going to feel the pain...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oblivion View Post
    This thread is an insult to banana republics.

    At least they have a product that countries in colder climates can't grow.

    What can Ireland grow, that other countries can't? What can Ireland produce, that other countries can't?
    Ireland, believe it or not, is one of the world's largest exporters of bananas.

    They are imported green to a huge ripening plant in Limerick, ripened under artificial light, and exported yellow.
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