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Thread: Gilmore says Labour would push back Metro North

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    In an interview with Marian Finucane this morning on RTE Radio 1 Labour party leader Eamon Gilmore was asked if he would cancel Metro North.

    In his reply he said Labour in government would make substantial changes to the National Development Plan, which include Metro North being pushed back.

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    He's making all the right noises, good show, 'bout time Finucane did her job properly, grilled Gilmore.

    Important interview, it frames Gilmore as Taoiseach in waiting.
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    Delighted. As Mick O'Leary said, a QBC would do the job grand.

    He's doing very well especially considering that Finucane, a rabid old FF hack is trying to trip him every step of the way.

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    That was an excellent interview by Gilmore. He gets extra marks for having to put up with that biased clown.

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    He couldn't remember whether he joined the Workers Party or Official Sinn Féin.

    I suppose your mind plays tricks on you.
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    Well, he didn't join FF and he didn't destroy the Irish economy.
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    He certainly didn't hurt the Gilmore for Taoiseach campaign this morning. He was natural and sounded like a breath of fresh air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabha Óir View Post
    He couldn't remember whether he joined the Workers Party or Official Sinn Féin.

    I suppose your mind plays tricks on you.
    Are you serious? That's terrible. I mean, it's not like the party changed name very often.....

    You're a bit of a self parody at this stage, aren't you - an interview like that and that's the worst you can dig out!

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    More short-term populist bullsh1t from Gilmore. Labour about to repeat it and FG's mistakes of 1982-87 when they abandoned the Dart project after one line instead of the three-line system planned under the 1975 DRRTS.

    Metro North and Dart Underground are critical to the recovery and future growth and development of the Greater Dublin Area economy.

    Both are PPP projects with repayments not set to begin until the projects are completed in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Is Gilmore telling us we can't expect a recovery under Labour to be well underway by then? Sounds like it - or else he's giving us more of his Bertie-style tell the people what they want to hear populism.

    Dent, tell us exactly what you think a QBC instead of Metro North will do. If you are taking O'Leary's line then you clearly do no understand PR even care what MN and DU are designed to do.

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    Marian Finnucane's populist editorialising on attendance in the Dáil chamber was pretty typical.

    Quite apart from putting the cart before the horse, her editorialising is breathtakingly inappropriate for a public service broadcasting professional.

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