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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos the black View Post
    Ger, just out of interest.. while you're banging on about corruption... (But not when FF were in govt, but don't mind that) in order to be corruption there has to be a benefit gained by the person committing the corrupt act.. so what benefit is being gained and by who in this appointment?
    Whenever you're ready.... like....
    Tis the corruption that Whelan turned a blind eye to that is worrying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarshBuzz View Post
    Would you care to name a bunch of FG or LAB politicians who were anywhere near as crooked as those delights from FF?

    Start at the top. FF - two deeply corrupt Taoisigh.

    FG - zero.
    FFS.

    https://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0322/29...ty_background/
    "The report describes these matters as elements of Mr Lowry's ‘insidious and pervasive influence’ on the process.

    The ‘most pervasive and abusive instance’ of Mr Lowry's influence on the awarding of the licence was his action in withdrawing time from the Project Group, when it had requested an extension to its work because it was not convinced that Esat Digifone should be nominated as the winner."

    http://www.broadsheet.ie/2015/03/05/...er-meter-deal/
    Denis O’Brien, Fine Gael And The Water Meter Deal
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarshBuzz View Post
    SF obviously. None of the leaders of the other parties are convicted mobsters.
    With Whelan and all the other political appointed judges the FFG mobsters will never be convicted.
    Read the headlines in today's Herald City Latest and you'll get the message.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarshBuzz View Post
    Would you care to name a bunch of FG or LAB politicians who were anywhere near as crooked as those delights from FF?

    Start at the top. FF - two deeply corrupt Taoisigh.

    FG - zero.
    After a slow start FG have learned from the masters. Brutal and Kenny may not (may not) have been personally corrupt but both permitted their cronies to make up for their reticence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos the black View Post
    Ger. It really is very simple. I've asked you now about 4 times. You're calling corruption. By who, and what did they get in return. It's that simple. Can you answer those questions?
    maybe she'll make sure not to contradict Enda Kenny or Fine Gael in future.people are suggesting that it might restrict her participation in further inquiries.
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    It's not corruption per-se. It is jobs for the boys (or girls) and the fact that positions in the superior courts are gifts of the government to be lavished on those who are in favour.

    I don't go along with the usual notion that these appointments should be taken away from politicians. I'd say they should be left with politicians, but pushed out into the open, and should be discussed in the open by a parliamentary committee, before appointment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orbit v2 View Post
    I don't go along with the usual notion that these appointments should be taken away from politicians. I'd say they should be left with politicians, but pushed out into the open, and should be discussed in the open by a parliamentary committee, before appointment.
    A good idea in theory but in practice, would you like a judge to be selected on the basis of being the least disliked by a commitee of TDs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat View Post
    A good idea in theory but in practice, would you like a judge to be selected on the basis of being the least disliked by a commitee of TDs?
    You'd prefer what happened today?
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    in the piece he calls it an unforced error by Fine Gael
    Fianna Fáil, starved of limelight for a full calendar month, and forced to watch the 'Leo show' several times a day, must find this unforced error of monumental proportions by Fine Gael to be an absolute godsend.
    but hey, opinoins columns don't have to make sense do they?
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