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    Budget 'in serious danger' - Lowry - The Irish Times - Tue, Nov 02, 2010

    “Obviously Jackie Healy Rae’s and my support is now more crucial than it has been in the past but in my mind all of the time is that the country is on the brink of losing its economic independence.”
    “I am willing to support a budget that is practical and fair and just and has equality of distribution in terms of the pain.”
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    Lowry will be looking for some serious concessions for North Tipperary by the looks of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra View Post
    Lowry will be looking for some serious concessions for North Tipperary by the looks of it.
    Some Quirkey concessions regarding Irish gaming laws.

    The Dublin jakeens wonder why Lowry tops the poll every time down in Tipp?

    The Tipperary Venue is the brainchild of developer Richard Quirke, a former garda from Thurles who is best known for running a gaming arcade, Dr Quirkey’s Good Time Emporium, on Dublin’s O’Connell Street.

    The proposed development, which An Taisce described as “mind-blowing” and “Las Vegas-style”, includes a 6,000sq m casino, a replica of the White House, a 500-bedroom five-star hotel, an entertainment complex with seating for 15,000 people, an all-weather racecourse, greyhound track, 18-hole golf course and parking for almost 6,000 cars.

    Visitors would also be able to access the 800-acre site by helicopter as the plans include a “major” heliport.

    The grounds would be landscaped and feature a “reproduction of Lafayette” – the seven-acre public park located directly north of the White House in Washington DC.

    The “Tipperary White House” building would be used as “a banqueting facility” and also to host wedding receptions.

    The project would require the diversion of two rivers and the building of a road to connect to the recently completed Dublin-Cork M8 motorway.

    The existing racecourse at Thurles would clos when the facility is built.

    Supporters of the project include Horse Racing Ireland, Coolmore Stud and leading trainer Aidan O’Brien.

    An “extremely pleased” Mr Lowry said finance for the project was “not an issue”, that it would not require “any State aid or grants” and that it had already attracted “a keen level of interest from international investors”.

    However, changes to the Gaming Act would be required for the casino to obtain a licence to operate. Mr Lowry said he expects the Government to shortly “publish a report it commissioned on the gaming laws” and to issue “a policy statement indicating that enabling legislation will be introduced which would allow the casino to operate”.
    Lowry welcomes council approval for €460m casino and resort plan - The Irish Times - Tue, Nov 02, 2010

    A new addition to Two-Mile-Borris.

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    Shall we pull the plug on Moriarty?

    By the way, which which bring about an election sooner, the threat of
    - an organised bank run?
    - cancelling direct debits?
    - a general strike?
    Or - sqealing to international bond that Lowry and healy Rae now hold the balance of power? And sending YouTube clips of their finest moment to them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Congalltee View Post
    Shall we pull the plug on Moriarty?

    By the way, which which bring about an election sooner, the threat of
    - an organised bank run?
    - cancelling direct debits?
    - a general strike?
    Or - sqealing to international bond that Lowry and healy Rae now hold the balance of power? And sending YouTube clips of their finest moment to them?
    Lowry could unify Fine Gael and Fianna Fail under his leadership!petunia

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    Leinster needs to declare independence and cut its links with these culchie crooks.

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    Leinster needs to declare independence and cut its links with these culchie crooks.[/
    And what about the Connaught crooks?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodbody View Post
    Leinster needs to declare independence and cut its links with these culchie crooks.
    Haughey, Lawlor, Ahern, Burke, Callely.. all Dubs
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    Quote Originally Posted by niropiro View Post
    And what about the Connaught crooks?
    I don't think Gilmore is a crook (even though I would not vote for him), and anyways there are enough honest-ish politicians in the rest of the province to rein in the crooks. But we are overwhelmed by the crooked politicians from the other 3 provinces. Lowry is a convicted tax evader, and thus a big ole crook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flavirostris View Post
    Haughey, Lawlor, Ahern, Burke, Callely.. all Dubs
    As I said, we have enough honest votes in Clontarf, Dundrum, Dun Laoghaire, Bray etc to out-vote Drumcondra, Kinsealy etc. But not when they have Thurles and Listowel and Castlebar backing them up.

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