The Seanad is to debate an alleged lack of balance and excess negativity in some RTÉ programmes, the Leader of the House, Donie Cassidy, said this morning.
Why would anyone care what these two f***wits have to say.
Cassidy owns two Dublin hotels and has another on the former site of the National Wax Museum, which he also owned. He also owns Celtic Note, a specialist Irish music store on Dublins Nassau Street and since 1984 has had the franchise to sell CD's and DVD's at Dublin Airport . He also owns several buildings in Mullingar. His other interests include record and music publishing companies. He owns the publishing rights to many well known songs such as 'Grace' and 'My Lovely Rose of Clare'.
In a debate on 10 April 2008, he stated the following about house prices in Ireland: "We have a duty to tell first-time house buyers, young couples with no previous experience, that there is unbelievable value in the marketplace today. It will not last forever. It is never the wrong time to do the right thing. I offer the House the benefit of my experience and my opinion which is all any Member can do. I will remind the House, perhaps in 12 or 18 months, when prices have again increased by 25% or 30%, that they were told this by the Leader of the House on this historic day, the tenth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement." In the event, 12 months later the average house price had decreased by 21.8%
SEANAD REPORT: THE RIOT outside Leinster House last Tuesday had been incited by Irish Times columnist Fintan O’Toole, Terry Leyden (FF) said.
It was very unfair that certain elements had incited people to try to “storm the Bastille”, an attempt that had been thwarted thanks to the diligence of the Garda.