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    Technology giant IBM tonight attacked a senior Opposition politician in a row over the loss of up to 190 jobs at one of its Dublin plants.

    The multinational confirmed workers at Mulhuddart were in redundancy consultations as a result of its shifting server manufacturing to China.

    But a spokesman accused Fine Gael energy spokesman Leo Varadkar of political posturing over the lay-offs after he said it would devastate his Dublin West constituency.

    “He is being unfair and inaccurate,” said the IBM spokesman.

    “It’s political manoeuvring really from someone who has never visited the IBM technology campus.”
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    IBM to shed 190 jobs in Dublin and more talk of job losses at Shannon. LV was caught out on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulster-Lad View Post
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    IBM to shed 190 jobs in Dublin and more talk of job losses at Shannon. LV was caught out on this.
    Red Leo strikes again....

    Seriously fair play to him for protesting of the loss of jobs to China.

    Er on the other hand Leo it was you who said

    VOTE YES FOR JOBS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulster-Lad View Post
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    IBM to shed 190 jobs in Dublin and more talk of job losses at Shannon. LV was caught out on this.

    Of course they are right, Opposition to blame all the time. FF take credit for new (rare now) announcements.
    You'd think Kenny committed Treason and brought in IMF. Cowen had all in stitches in Galway at 3.30a.m.but he was "not impaired" -DD Power. FF=Publican páirtí an IMF.

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    This is an example of "Leo the loose cannon"

    In his statement he implicitly threatened IBM
    Mr Varadkar said Dublin had already suffered massively from IBM job losses and flagged up the multinational’s low tax rates and Government grants.
    Also this was silly
    Leo Varadkar of political posturing over the lay-offs after he said it would devastate his Dublin West constituency.

    But an IBM spokesman said it would retain a number of the staff affected and was also recruiting employees in other areas such as software and services.

    By the end of March 2011, the head count at its Mulhuddart plant will be the same as it is currently, he said.
    Varadkar has temperament problems that show no sign of being tempered by age

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulster-Lad View Post
    Varadkar attacked by IBM in job losses row | BreakingNews.ie

    IBM to shed 190 jobs in Dublin and more talk of job losses at Shannon. LV was caught out on this.
    I suppose if you are not allowed bring slaves to the workplace anymore, you can always bring the workplace to the slaves.

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    In fairness Dublin West has a huge unemployment rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    This is an example of "Leo the loose cannon"

    In his statement he implicitly threatened IBM


    Also this was silly


    Varadkar has temperament problems that show no sign of being tempered by age

    cYp
    Imagine you saying that about anybody !
    You'd think Kenny committed Treason and brought in IMF. Cowen had all in stitches in Galway at 3.30a.m.but he was "not impaired" -DD Power. FF=Publican páirtí an IMF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPB View Post
    I suppose if you are not allowed bring slaves to the workplace anymore, you can always bring the workplace to the slaves.
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    And Leo's supposed to be one of the bright ones.

    God help us.

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    What's he supposed to do, welcome the announcement?

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