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    Martina Devlin: Budget first -- then Government must go - Martina Devlin, Columnists - Independent.ie


    In this article Devlin suggesys O'Cuiv gives up his merc and driver which costs 200k per annum, she does not go far enough.

    Albert has done very well in his personal property dealings on the back of the Celtic pussy, his pet food company received handsome investments from the passports for cash scheme, he has very substantial pensions from his time as a politician, he is a wealthy man from business.

    It would be a grand gesture if he gave up the merc and driver in the interests of the economy and ongoing crisis.

    He should go very public with a statement and encourage others to follow same, in particular the gurrier, Ahern, from DNS.

    Shame stopped Ahern from collecting a fee in Cashel, it made the attendees rethink their invitation and eventually withdraw same, one can only imagine his fury, he must have punched a few walls in that kichen he lives in on the telly.

    Personally think Albert would enjoy pulling the car from under Ahern, they dont like each other as was very evident in testimonies at Mahon.

    Albert can only be using the Merc for hatched, matched and despatched do's as his cognitive impairment condition renders him unfit for any political duties unless he has an Ernie Saunders recovery.

    Most serving Ministers could do without this perk, time to lead by example, also any other ex Taoiseach should also give them up, taxis will suffice, time to share the pain.

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    Speaking of which, did we ever get that car back from Roddie?

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    I can't find a link, but I seem to recall Albert stating that he could see no business justification for removing the Garda from his house....
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    Doesn't Albert live in an apartment in the Four Seasons?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CookieMonster View Post
    Doesn't Albert live in an apartment in the Four Seasons?

    thats what I thought too. I seem to remember that he doesn''t have security in the hotel as it would affect his neighbours! Will he have to move if his hotel is sold?

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    ....maybe it was removing his Garda Driver.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by CookieMonster View Post
    Doesn't Albert live in an apartment in the Four Seasons?

    More than likely he can't remember

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    Quote Originally Posted by stanley View Post
    More than likely he can't remember
    Reynolds has a medical condition, he's not PJ Sheeahan who, according to HBAP, is too drunk to remember things.
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    In July 2008, it was reported that Reynolds was medically unfit to give evidence at the Mahon Tribunal because of "significant cognitive impairment".

    SIGNIFICANT cognitive impairment is a term used to describe conditions affecting the brain and can include a wide range of symptoms including confusion, memory loss and speech and language problems.

    However it didn't stop him releasing his biography a year later. Memory loss my hole

    Albert Reynolds: My Autobiography: Amazon.co.uk: Albert Reynolds: Books
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    Quote Originally Posted by controller View Post
    In July 2008, it was reported that Reynolds was medically unfit to give evidence at the Mahon Tribunal because of "significant cognitive impairment".

    SIGNIFICANT cognitive impairment is a term used to describe conditions affecting the brain and can include a wide range of symptoms including confusion, memory loss and speech and language problems.

    However it didn't stop him releasing his biography a year later. Memory loss my hole

    Albert Reynolds: My Autobiography: Amazon.co.uk: Albert Reynolds: Books
    It's rather unlikely that he wrote it all, all by himself, in a year.
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