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    Default Conor Lenihan accuses Enda Kenny & Fine Gael of "national sabotage"

    In a piece by Conor Lenihan TD in today's Evening Herald, the Junior Minister accuses Fine Gael of "national sabotage" for their decision to not allow ministers travel "to promote jobs, investment and trade".

    The partisan approach by Fine Gael on this matter shows both their immaturity and in some sense their unsuitability to be in Government.
    Conor Lenihan: No other word for what Enda tried to do but sabotage - Opinion, Frontpage - Herald.ie

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    Hardly the voice of reason is he when he was going to do an appearance for his mate launching his work of fiction on creationism...

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    Right Conor, Property bubble, bank guarantee, cronyism, the Galway Tent, signing blank cheques, dig outs, lumps of money lying around St Lukes, an unbelievable lucky streak on the horses, no bank account for a finance minister and charvet shirts. Sabotage....right....

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    "partisan"
    "immature"
    "unsuitable"

    Yes, that's the Kebab all right.

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    Says the science minister who was about to launch a book which stated that the theory of evolution must be wrong because people don't like living in trees.

    (Don't forget he didn't choose not to launch the book; the book's author withdrew the invite! And he still has yet to come out and say he believes evolution is correct.)

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    "The trip was to copper-fasten relationships with prestigious American colleges who will ultimately send valuable students to this country to study at our third-level institutions"


    We truely are fcked if all we can get as inward investment are STUDENTS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cochrane View Post
    In a piece by Conor Lenihan TD in today's Evening Herald, the Junior Minister accuses Fine Gael of "national sabotage" for their decision to not allow ministers travel "to promote jobs, investment and trade".



    Conor Lenihan: No other word for what Enda tried to do but sabotage - Opinion, Frontpage - Herald.ie
    Lenihan is 100% correct.

    I have been saying this for over a week in connection with leader of that party who has placed his vaulting ambition over the good of the Irish economy.

    Its one thing to play inept politics at Dail pairing arrangements but a far more serious matter to rescind agreed pairings arranged for the national benefit.
    To say nothing of the political flip flopping and estrangement of political allies.

    FG will have to do a lot more to convince the Irish electorate that they can front up a viable alt govt.

    The nexus of FG,s problem lie in a defunct and moribund leadership mired in civil war politics and intense personal political ambition.

    Not a pretty sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johntrenchard View Post
    "The trip was to copper-fasten relationships with prestigious American colleges who will ultimately send valuable students to this country to study at our third-level institutions"


    We truely are fcked if all we can get as inward investment are STUDENTS.
    12k p.a. in fees, 5k accomodation and at least another 5/6k in spending money - per student. Wouldn't turn my nose up at that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    Lenihan is 100% correct.

    I have been saying this for over a week in connection with leader of that party who has placed his vaulting ambition over the good of the Irish economy.

    Its one thing to play inept politics at Dail pairing arrangements but a far more serious matter to rescind agreed pairings arranged for the national benefit.
    To say nothing of the political flip flopping and estrangement of political allies.

    FG will have to do a lot more to convince the Irish electorate that they can front up a viable alt govt.

    The nexus of FG,s problem lie in a defunct and moribund leadership mired in civil war politics and intense personal political ambition.
    Not a pretty sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    Lenihan is 100% correct.

    I have been saying this for over a week in connection with leader of that party who has placed his vaulting ambition over the good of the Irish economy.

    Its one thing to play inept politics at Dail pairing arrangements but a far more serious matter to rescind agreed pairings arranged for the national benefit.
    To say nothing of the political flip flopping and estrangement of political allies.

    FG will have to do a lot more to convince the Irish electorate that they can front up a viable alt govt.

    The nexus of FG,s problem lie in a defunct and moribund leadership mired in civil war politics and intense personal political ambition.
    Not a pretty sight.

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    No. As it stands, all anyone has to do is convince the electorate they are not FF.

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