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    Now this is really taking the ****. We now have to foot the bill for Councillors to learn how to use facebook. Let them learn themselves, let their kids show them, their grandchildren, whoever, but why should we pay for it.

    COUNCILLORS will attend a crash course this weekend on using social-networking site Facebook -- for a 195 fee.

    However, when the hotel and travelling costs are included each councillor could run up fees and expenses of more than 500.

    Last night the conference system was branded a "flagrant waste of taxpayers' money" that brings no benefit to the public.

    The conference is called 'Facebook for Councillors -- a Business Perspective' and will run tomorrow at the Killarney Heights Hotel, Co Kerry.
    Last night Fine Gael councillor Michael Fitzgerald -- former president of the Association of County and City Councils -- defended the conference, saying it would bring benefits to councillors and constituents.

    He said it would benefit constituents because councillors would "get to know different people" and their roles within the community. However, Fine Gael's Brian Hayes, spokesman on public expenditure, blasted the conference system.

    "Every councillor knows the entire industry built around councillor conferences is simply there to help people claim expenses," he said.

    "It would be much better if people were paid properly rather than traipsing around the country and claiming for hotels and mileage."
    Taxpayer to foot bill for crash course on Facebook - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

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    I heard this on Nova on the way in this morning.

    Feckin disgusting is what it is!

    Yet again it is a case of rules for the powerful and rules for the proles.
    If you continue to elect idiots in elections, don't be surprised when the result is an idiotic government.

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    one sure way you can change system, from within!

    we voted them in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aindriu View Post
    I heard this on Nova on the way in this morning.

    Feckin disgusting is what it is!

    Yet again it is a case of rules for the powerful and rules for the proles.
    Forgive my ignorance but what is Nova? and yes I agree 'Feckin disgusting'

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    We just need the names of those attending. People should know when they are being asked to vote for people who are too thick to figure out Facebook without a course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realistic1 View Post
    Forgive my ignorance but what is Nova? and yes I agree 'Feckin disgusting'
    Radio Nova. Blast from the past for all us 80's kids.

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    Christ on a bike, what a business model,
    Write a makey uppy training proposal
    Book an expensive hotel
    Invite every councillor in the country @ 200 notes each.
    ...
    profit

    It's amazing how all the good ideas are simple
    So many lamp posts, so little rope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skrynesaver View Post
    Christ on a bike, what a business model,
    Write a makey uppy training proposal
    Book an expensive hotel
    Invite every councillor in the country @ 200 notes each.
    ...
    profit

    It's amazing how all the good ideas are simple
    Don't forget the Travel and Subsistence, those damn expenses again!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnacle View Post
    Radio Nova. Blast from the past for all us 80's kids.
    Never heard of it? whats the frequency? and in keeping within the topic, feckin politicians

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnacle View Post
    Radio Nova. Blast from the past for all us 80's kids.
    And earlier - much earlier

    Best radio station in Ireland. Just a shame I can't receive it in the car until I reach Kilpedder

    103 in Santry and 107 at Three Rock
    If you continue to elect idiots in elections, don't be surprised when the result is an idiotic government.

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