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Thread: FG Tallaght breakfast strategy at 70 a head and a taxpayer-funded envelope thrown in

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    Default FG Tallaght breakfast strategy at 70 a head and a taxpayer-funded envelope thrown in

    "While we are really conscious of the difficult financial situation that faces families and businesses, as a political party we have to raise funds to fight elections and campaigns".

    Time to save up for the Tallaght Two. They need your help.

    Brian Hayes, a junior Minister, has written to invite selected individuals and business interests to listen to Richard Bruton, a Minister, speak over breakfast in Tallaght the week after the budget. The event is to raise funds for Fine Gael, a political party. Specifically the invitation was sent on behalf of Mr Hayes and a Seanad member Cait Keane.

    The letter enclosed prepaid Oireachtas envelopes for ease of reply by the recipients. Oireachtas envelopes are prepaid by the public purse and may be used by Oireachtas members for their political work.

    Siobhan Maguire writes about this in the Sunday Times today. Mr Hayes told Ms Maguire this was a constituency fundraising event. He denied there was any issue with sending members of the public Oireachtas prepaid envelopes.

    The event is timed for the week after the Budget.

    Demand is expected to be brisk.
    Last edited by He3; 18th November 2012 at 04:22 PM.
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    I would not listen to Baby Brute if they paid me 70 Euro, never mind get charged that much.
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    What's the big issue, mountain out of molehill springs to mind.
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    i think hes got that one wrong.....

    the official line, if I am correct, is that the envelopes are for the sole purpose of members communicating with their constituents......

    'return' is surely, the constituent communicating with the td?, also a lot of the business people being targeted would not actually live, and therefore vote in the constituency....

    sloppy slip-up by minister hayes, I suspect....

    and as for the menu.....a tallaght breakfast?, jp blue and a cup of t.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by slippy wicket View Post
    What's the big issue, mountain out of molehill springs to mind.
    Always interesting to see how the other half lives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
    I would not listen to Baby Brute if they paid me 70 Euro, never mind get charged that much.
    I'd personally pay more than 70 not to have breakfast anywhere near Brian Hayes.
    I believe that children are the future

    Unless we stop them now.

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    having Gravy for breakfast now..

    all part of a balanced Irish politicians diet no doubt

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    Quote Originally Posted by He3 View Post
    Always interesting to see how the other half lives.
    Why is it? You have a chip on your shoulder?

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    The invitation is to share peoples suffering like The Brutons and Hayes are suffering, pure and utter scumbags the lot of them, people are givers or takers, it is obvious what they are.

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    1. Sad to see that Oireachtas envelope system still being abused.

    2. While the budget may be announced, the legislation follows later. Is this brekkie an opportunity to influence legislation?

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