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    Video: Taoiseach confronted by off-duty garda on Meath East canvass - Political News | Irish & International Politics | The Irish Times - Tue, Mar 26, 2013

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny was involved in a heated exchange with an off-duty garda over public sector pay cuts during a whistle-stop tour of the Meath East constituency yesterday.
    So rather than walk away or have the Garda removed, he stands there for 10 minutes, debating the points, lays out a criticism against the Gardai for walking away from talks. The guard talks about his hours, his salary, the impact on shift workers in the Gardai and the hospital. It ends it with them shaking hands and the Garda saying it was good to meet him and they'll agree to differ.

    I dunno. If it's not a plant I gotta say, I think it's a pretty impressive snippit of both men.

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    It would be great if the Dáil could operate in this manner.
    I have no money, but I love my life.

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    In fairness, Kenny is only responsible, to the extent that he has still not sacked Lazybones.

    Lazybones is a hindrance to the gardai, when it is his job to help them.

    Where are Big Fill, Dicey, and Lazybones ? Are FG keeping them in hiding ?
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    "And I'm entitled to".

    Betcha he was an Ahern voter.

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    Why should Kenny walk away?

    He's looking for votes for Helen McEntee.

    Shame it's not a recording as it doesn't give the full extent of what went on. . . As happened to Tony Blair with Sharon Storer in the 2001 UK General Election

    Sharon Storer confronts Tony Blair 2001 - YouTube

    Edit: was on an ipad earlier . . Where the recording is not available.
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    RTE only showed a very selective bit of that encounter, of course. But was he really a garda at all, did not look like one, though he was very well fed. But when journalists asked him for his name he refused to give it "on account of his job" , but had no problems giving political opinions despite his job and regulations.

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    Does Enda understand what is going on in the real world, and that people have no money its about surviving week to week in this country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eoin Coir View Post
    RTE only showed a very selective bit of that encounter, of course. But was he really a garda at all, did not look like one, though he was very well fed. But when journalists asked him for his name he refused to give it "on account of his job" , but had no problems giving political opinions despite his job and regulations.
    Define very well fed.

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    I heard a real Muppet on the Pat Kenny show this morning speaking from the AGSI conference. He said and I'm paraphrasing here, that Gardai had already taken a 20% pay cut and if they were married to someone in the public service then the partner had also taken a 20% pay cut which totaled a 40% cut in pay.

    I hope this brain box isn't investigating any of the shenanigans at the various banks!

    Of course his statement went totally uncorrected by the RTE reporter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
    Define very well fed.
    Eoin seems fixated with that Garda's calorie intake for some reason....

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