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Thread: Dermot Ahern's "Mature Recollection"

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    Came across this VERY interesting snippet on Youtube just now - yes, its the same Dermot Ahern who loves to get on his high horse when lecturing the Opposition on standards. So Dermot, on "mature recollection" (as you Fianna Fail people like to say) which is the truth - what you told RTE News, or what you told Dail Eireann?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xFxyLaw4wg]YouTube - Dermot Ahern doesn't tell the "Hole" truth[/ame]
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    I didn't hear him saying that there should be a hostage tax or an increase in tax and as for the charges what he said is it should be "looked at" - that is not the same as saying there should be an increase. There are far more entertaining videos on youtube you could be looking at rather than this quasi-literalist nit-picking nonsense.
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    sure he is a fianna Fail minister -they do not do the the Truth

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    You just "came across it", did you?

    Spotty will resist the temptation to make a filthy gag about the FG tendency to hero-worship.

    However, Spotty is sceptical - did you find it, or were you asked to post it? ;-)
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    Ahern said that IReland is the only country in Europe that doesn't charge for money coming out of the hole in the wall. That is a lie.
    In France you pay a monthly rate for all services. The only time you will be charged for using an ATM is when you use one other then your own bank's.
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    Dermot Ahern, small town solicitor, could not be trusted
    to tell the time of the day.

    From personally dealing with the man, he leaves a slim trail behind him, you
    feel like you need a shower after dealing with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Caped Cod View Post
    Ahern said that IReland is the only country in Europe that doesn't charge for money coming out of the hole in the wall. That is a lie.
    In France you pay a monthly rate for all services. The only time you will be charged for using an ATM is when you use one other then your own bank's.
    Is that not a charge? Don't be pedantic.

    In Ireland, you are not charged for an ATM transaction regardless of what bank you go to. In many smaller towns in Ireland there is no choice as there may only be one bank available.

    In France, in many scenarios, the ATM closest to you may not be your own bank. So you have to locate a branch of your bank in order to avoid a charge.

    The fact of the matter is that there are no charges between banks for ATM transactions in ireland, whereas there is in France.

    This is a pointless thread - Ahern mentioned nothing about a hostage tax, and merely said that the status quo would have to be looked at.

    Have you seen a proposal to introduce a 'hostage' tax that we haven't?

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    The man who cleared Liam Lawlor to Bertie's satisfaction caught telling an untruth? Never!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean-Bhean bhoct View Post
    Is that not a charge? Don't be pedantic.

    In Ireland, you are not charged for an ATM transaction regardless of what bank you go to. In many smaller towns in Ireland there is no choice as there may only be one bank available.

    In France, in many scenarios, the ATM closest to you may not be your own bank. So you have to locate a branch of your bank in order to avoid a charge.

    The fact of the matter is that there are no charges between banks for ATM transactions in ireland, whereas there is in France.

    This is a pointless thread - Ahern mentioned nothing about a hostage tax, and merely said that the status quo would have to be looked at.

    Have you seen a proposal to introduce a 'hostage' tax that we haven't?
    Last time I looked through by current account transactions my bank was charging me for every withdrawal, whether it was their own hole in the wall or not.

    So, unless I'm a very special case, ATM transactions are not free.

    I bank with AIB, who in fairness have been good to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean-Bhean bhoct View Post
    Is that not a charge? Don't be pedantic.
    You are a muppet. Is your bank account free? Do you pay nothing at all? Here you pay a flat rate fee for EVERYTHING. For having a current account, which includes cheque and debit card transactions. You are not charged for using an ATM or based on the number of transactions you do
    Account Fees
    What are Account Fees?
    These are fees which are charged for the processing of
    lodgements and withdrawals and the maintenance of your
    account. Not all of these fees necessarily apply to your
    account but below is a detailed breakdown of what they
    are and how much they cost.
    A Account Maintenance Fee* 4.50 per quarter
    This covers the cost of running or part thereof
    your account.
    B Account Transaction Fees
    Automated/Self Service Transactions 0.20 each
    This fee applies to the following transactions:
    ATM Withdrawals
    Standing Orders
    Direct Debits
    Automated Lodgements (e.g. salary)
    AIB Phone & Internet Transactions
    AIB Debit Card Transactions.
    Paper/Staff Assisted Transactions 0.30 each
    This fee applies to the following transactions:
    Cheques
    Withdrawals
    Lodgements
    Staff Assisted Transactions at any AIB branch counter

    http://www.aib.ie/servlet/BlobServer...lication%2Fpdf

    In Ireland, you are not charged for an ATM transaction regardless of what bank you go to. In many smaller towns in Ireland there is no choice as there may only be one bank available.
    That is just tough nuggies. If your bank does not provide an ATM in your area, change banks. That has nothing to do with with the government or the bank.

    In France, in many scenarios, the ATM closest to you may not be your own bank. So you have to locate a branch of your bank in order to avoid a charge.
    Then you walk further. Jesus do you have to be held by the hand? You expect your bank to have an ATM on every corner. THe point is you CAN avoid the charge. You have a choice and some banks do not charge for using another banks ATM.

    The fact of the matter is that there are no charges between banks for ATM transactions in ireland, whereas there is in France.
    The fact is your talking bollox.
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