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    What is happening at the Irish Times?

    Peter McLoone, chair of FAS, during its worst excesses , has been appointed to the Board of the IT trust.

    This is a man who was forced to resign as chairman - which probably explains why the potted CV published in today 's paper omits any reference to his time at an organisation whose initials were said to stand for "Filching And Stealing". Is he replacing Begg the Beard in a Buggins' Turn for trade unionists?

    Whatever the explanation, the IT has damaged itself by putting this blackguard on its Board.

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    All the more reason not to buy that paper- I ceased that practice a long time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thady Quill View Post
    What is happening at the Irish Times?

    Peter McLoone, chair of FAS, during its worst excesses , has been appointed to the Board of the IT trust.

    This is a man who was forced to resign as chairman - which probably explains why the potted CV published in today 's paper omits any reference to his time at an organisation whose initials were said to stand for "Filching And Stealing". Is he replacing Begg the Beard in a Buggins' Turn for trade unionists?

    Whatever the explanation, the IT has damaged itself by putting this blackguard on its Board.

    But its par for the course with the IT.

    The article by Kathy Sheridan recently about how a garda on 75,000 a year can only afford cornflakes for his dinner demonstrates just how biassed and incredible it has become.

    McLooones long track record of presiding over the FAS gravy train without even understanding that there was nothing untoward happening there will reinforce the so-called paper of record's reputation of disregarding utterrly the record.

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    Perhaps they needed a real expert in losing money - after all the IT only spent 51 million on MyHome.ie at the peak of the property bubble.

    Regards...jmcc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thady Quill View Post
    What is happening at the Irish Times?

    Peter McLoone, chair of FAS, during its worst excesses , has been appointed to the Board of the IT trust.

    This is a man who was forced to resign as chairman - which probably explains why the potted CV published in today 's paper omits any reference to his time at an organisation whose initials were said to stand for "Filching And Stealing". Is he replacing Begg the Beard in a Buggins' Turn for trade unionists?

    Whatever the explanation, the IT has damaged itself by putting this blackguard on its Board.
    The Times is struggling with both its finances and an identity crisis. It's been going downhill for years, trying to maintain an aura of academic respectability while simultaneously trying not to bore its readers to death in an age of instant information access.

    It's kind of sad, really. It's of another age and the addition of McLoone only adds to its appearance of advancing dementia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hewson View Post
    The Times is struggling with both its finances and an identity crisis.
    Well they have never been able to adjust to the idea that people can think for themselves.

    It's been going downhill for years, trying to maintain an aura of academic respectability while simultaneously trying not to bore its readers to death in an age of instant information access.
    The internet really highlighted the mediocrity of the Irish Times. They had mere Arts types "writing" about technology and the business of technology and failing to understand both (the Dotcom Bubble). They had property types shilling their wares in the guise of "unbiased" reviews (the Property Bubble). They had the anti-democratic biddy sucking up to the EU when the Irish people rejected Lisbon One.

    It's kind of sad, really. It's of another age and the addition of McLoone only adds to its appearance of advancing dementia.
    It was a good newspaper in the past. But it is a creature of the bubble and the addition that that FAS FFker really confirms it.

    Regards...jmcc

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    Ah ffs... this is the former General Secretary of IMPACT, and chairman of FÁS at a time when they were closing swimming pools to take Traveler women out for a swim.

    If by any chance you still buy this rag, here's the only reason you need to stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thady Quill View Post
    What is happening at the Irish Times?

    Peter McLoone, chair of FAS, during its worst excesses , has been appointed to the Board of the IT trust.

    This is a man who was forced to resign as chairman - which probably explains why the potted CV published in today 's paper omits any reference to his time at an organisation whose initials were said to stand for "Filching And Stealing". Is he replacing Begg the Beard in a Buggins' Turn for trade unionists?

    Whatever the explanation, the IT has damaged itself by putting this blackguard on its Board.
    I reckon he will get along great with some of the existing contributors.

    Suds the Plutocratic Banker,
    Dan McLaughlin, the economist banker
    Austin Hughes, the "soft landing" expert
    Donkeylaffs
    Sinead O'Connor's ex-boyfriend whose name we keep forgetting.....
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcc View Post
    Perhaps they needed a real expert in losing money - after all the IT only spent 51 million on MyHome.ie at the peak of the property bubble.

    Regards...jmcc
    Austin Hughes must have been advising them......
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    strange appointment---he certainly did not cover himself in glory at FAS

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