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    Default New politics - F Fitzgerald gives 3 times lottery money to her own constituency as whole of Cork

    The Sunday Times reports today that Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald has allocated 14% of the total lottery funding distributed last year by her department to Dublin Mid West. Coincidentally no doubt, this happens to be her own constituency.

    Approximately 70k of the department's budget of 500k went to Fitzgerald's constituency. In contrast, the whole
    of Cork received 19k.

    The ST also reports that Fitzgerald allocated a disproportionately large share of lottery funding to DMW in 2011.

    Obviously if this was a FFer doing this we would know that it was purely stroke politics. But, given the self-evident fact that FGers are a morally and ethically purer species than their rivals, what was possibly explain this lavishing of funds in the Minister's own back yard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by borntorum View Post
    The Sunday Times reports today that Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald has allocated 14% of the total lottery funding distributed last year by her department to Dublin Mid West. Coincidentally no doubt, this happens to be her own constituency.

    Approximately €70k of the department's budget of €500k went to Fitzgerald's constituency. In contrast, the whole
    of Cork received €19k.

    The ST also reports that Fitzgerald allocated a disproportionately large share of lottery funding to DMW in 2011.

    Obviously if this was a FFer doing this we would know that it was purely stroke politics. But, given the self-evident fact that FGers are a morally and ethically purer species than their rivals, what was possibly explain this lavishing of funds in the Minister's own back yard?
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    I've lost any hope of the current government engaging in "new" politics; probably the turning point was a FG supporter on here telling me formal interviews for political appointees would be a waste of money depending on the salary involved, and a Labour Councillor saying he believed a minister simply picking who to appoint over a proper application process was more transparent and open.

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    Based purely on population, Dublin Mid West would be entitled to about 3% of total funding.

    But it's been acknowledged for a decade that this constituency - which includes Lucan and Adamstown - has radically higher needs for childcare support than (for example) any of the Cork constituencies.

    On that basis, isn't it right that DMW should get above its 3% share? I'm not defending the 14% figure, but what do people think the fair share should be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Tubbs View Post
    Based purely on population, Dublin Mid West would be entitled to about 3% of total funding.

    But it's been acknowledged for a decade that this constituency - which includes Lucan and Adamstown - has radically higher needs for childcare support than (for example) any of the Cork constituencies.

    On that basis, isn't it right that DMW should get above its 3% share? I'm not defending the 14% figure, but what do people think the fair share should be?
    Can you expand on that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Bumble View Post
    Can you expand on that?
    The population of West Dublin increased by about 12% between 2006 and 2011, with an extra 4,000 people moving into the Lucan/Esker area alone during that five year period.

    This scale of population increase is radically ahead of anywhere outside Dublin, except for Portlaoise.

    The vast majority of these people are young with with young children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borntorum View Post
    The Sunday Times reports today that Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald has allocated 14% of the total lottery funding distributed last year by her department to Dublin Mid West. Coincidentally no doubt, this happens to be her own constituency.

    Approximately €70k of the department's budget of €500k went to Fitzgerald's constituency. In contrast, the whole
    of Cork received €19k.

    The ST also reports that Fitzgerald allocated a disproportionately large share of lottery funding to DMW in 2011.

    Obviously if this was a FFer doing this we would know that it was purely stroke politics. But, given the self-evident fact that FGers are a morally and ethically purer species than their rivals, what was possibly explain this lavishing of funds in the Minister's own back yard?
    This is positively Fr.Fintan-Stack-esque.

    More political strokes from FG - the party that gave us Dicey Reilly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
    This is positively Fr.Eugene-Stack-esque.
    It's Fr. Fintan Stack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Tubbs View Post
    The population of West Dublin increased by about 12% between 2006 and 2011, with an extra 4,000 people moving into the Lucan/Esker area alone during that five year period.

    This scale of population increase is radically ahead of anywhere outside Dublin, except for Portlaoise.

    The vast majority of these people are young with with young children.
    And the population of Cork South Central? Cork North Central?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Bumble View Post
    And the population of Cork South Central? Cork North Central?
    Neither of those constituencies have seen anything like the sort of radical population increases that west Dublin has seen in the last 5 years. Of the top 10 districts with the highest population increases, 3 were in west Dublin, and another 3 were in Fingal. None of the top 10 were in Cork.

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