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Thread: Minister for Finance mostly bothered about "beating" Dublin

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    Default Minister for Finance mostly bothered about "beating" Dublin

    I know this was intended for parochial consumption; It’s unfortunate that the Interweb allows us to see what Government Ministers say to the crowd back home.
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    In his speech last Friday, Mr Noonan said that Limerick could make huge strides in attracting companies in the financial services sector because the cost base here is considerably lower than in Dublin. He also referred to “the availability of bright people out in LIT, and the university” and on challenging Dublin for jobs in this growing area he said: “We will beat them, and on the lifestyle, we will beat them at that too.”
    Is there any chance of him altering his spin, and directing the locals to the common need for Ireland to “beat” international competition, rather than pandering to old themes?
    However, banks know they have a duty of care to their clients and I'm sure that this should prevent them lending irresponsibly.

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    I am sure it's about tone. The piece might not have conveyed that very well. Noonan is well known for his dry sense of humour; he was probably meaning it light-heartedly.

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    Schuhart

    Give it a rest. Dublin does not = Ireland.

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    Limerick is in a desperate situation with regards to unemployment. Last I heard it was a three way competition between Donegal, Waterford and Limerick for having the most severe unemployment rate in the country.

    Still his comment is not particularly bright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clytaemnestra View Post
    I am sure it's about tone. The piece might not have conveyed that very well. Noonan is well known for his dry sense of humour; he was probably meaning it light-heartedly.
    Yep - there might be a special allowence for being a comic as well, at this stage it would not surprise me........

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    How about not even being bothered about "beating" anyone; just doing well enough to stand on our own feet for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schuhart View Post
    I know this was intended for parochial consumption; It’s unfortunate that the Interweb allows us to see what Government Ministers say to the crowd back home.
    Is there any chance of him altering his spin, and directing the locals to the common need for Ireland to “beat” international competition, rather than pandering to old themes?
    Perhaps if you read the article properly you would see that potential jobs mentioned are not from a multinational company but from an indigenous one, therefore any competition for its location would be internal and jobs are needed in Limerick just as much as elsewhere in the country.


    While the identity of the new employer lined up for the the giant and empty building at the Raheen industrial estate remains under wraps, the Leader can confirm that it is not a multinational company and that the new venture is an indigenous one, with a major requirement for front-office and call-centre operations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ergo2 View Post
    Schuhart

    Give it a rest. Dublin does not = Ireland.
    I didn't read it as that. If that's Schuart's subtext I certainly disagree & yes I know he has form.
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    What this thread does tell me is that despite the hype, our GNP is still falling, our debt level from the bank bailout (of French & German banks) is unsustainable. This has an impact on our country, our people & society - a terrible impact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schuhart View Post
    I know this was intended for parochial consumption; It’s unfortunate that the Interweb allows us to see what Government Ministers say to the crowd back home.
    Is there any chance of him altering his spin, and directing the locals to the common need for Ireland to “beat” international competition, rather than pandering to old themes?
    So you are against competition now?

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