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    Default FG need to get Act together

    So we are a year and a half into this new Government. Even allowing for its shaky foundations I believe it is failing in a few key areas-most areas
    Health- we still have a situation where most people take out health insurance because they cant rely on system
    Childcare-we still have one of highest expenditure in the OECD by parents
    Insurance costs-Still escalating
    Homelessness-Still increasing

    To give them credit they have kept the economy stable but unless they start making serious inroads to a few of these areas -the average punter will desert them. Bar the 20% they always get but that wont be enough to keep them in power.

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    You forgot justice - that's the one that makes the rest possible
    The more things change....

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    Leo's response - it was like that when I got here

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    over 7 years of fine gael and only now you are getting on your hind legs over "issues"......Christ on a bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by riker1969 View Post
    So we are a year and a half into this new Government. Even allowing for its shaky foundations I believe it is failing in a few key areas-most areas
    Health- we still have a situation where most people take out health insurance because they cant rely on system
    Childcare-we still have one of highest expenditure in the OECD by parents
    Insurance costs-Still escalating
    Homelessness-Still increasing

    To give them credit they have kept the economy stable but unless they start making serious inroads to a few of these areas the average punter will desert them.
    I think it's a question of perspective - FG believe they're doing great for all the same reasons most sane people believe they're performing poorly.

    FG are very much the party of the propertied class - to them health insurance is a great way to jump the queue, high childcare only effects those with no Au Pairs and homelessness is a story they tell their kids to behave.
    The more things change....

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    Its general election time they had their chance and were found very much wanting

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    Quote Originally Posted by JANUARY2018 View Post
    FG created the housing and homeless crisis when they entered government in 2011.
    There's serious money in that business for well connected FG cronies.
    FG's HAP scheme is directly responsible for the massive spike in rents and the knock on effect on the cost of housing.
    Noonans vulture scum mates have cleaned up....and gotten away with paying sweet f**k all tax thanks to the 'charitable status' he allowed them take.
    FG are dirt.
    Ireland will rue the day......
    180000 empty houses.

    We don't need anymore.
    We appreciate the move by the Government today and remind ourselves that it is a bail-out by taxpayers for the banks. Pearse Doherty

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    I wouldnt blame FG totally for housing mess. For a lot of their first few years in Government it was lifeboat time. There was a lot of concentration on paying bills. NAMA is owned by taxpayers and perhaps there was too big a focus on getting a return for taxpayer rather than looking at long term housing. I would blame them for not concentrating more on social housing and not bringing in vacant site tax sooner. I think its due in 2019

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    in the end of the day the majority of voters seem to be a bit thick.
    so fine gael won't be worried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBP voter View Post
    180000 empty houses.

    We don't need anymore.
    A lot of them in places like Leitrim where most people dont want to live. There are also a lot of those houses where the owner might want to take residency soon. They should work out which are needed and impose a rental order in six months if the houses are not occupied. They could latch a referendum with the abortion one if needed.

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