May I comment on the recently published study of the Dublin housing market by Trinity professor P.J. Drudy.
Let it not be forgotten that the banks and building societies are also in criminal partnership with Fianna Fail in the greatest rip off of the century ,of our young people so desperate to own a home of their own, at any price.If these amoral,greedy, profit driven organizations were using prudent lending criteria and the old rules which restricted loans to a multiple of annual income were still in force the housing rip off would come to a standstill.The same banks,which aided and abetted thousands of businessmen to avoid paying their taxes through off shore a and fraudulent 'non resident'accounts ,and got off virtually scott free for their crimes-are now complicit in the great housing gouge of our young by 'Friends of Fianna Fail.'Fianna Fail will never -and can never- reform the status quo, as their relationship with landowners,builders and big business is so intertwined as to preclude that possibility.The current Oireachtas report and recommendations on reform, will gather dust, in government Archives,as did the last report on this subject commissioned over a decade ago.Fianna Fail is 'Big Business' ;Fianna Fail is 'The Builders Party';Fianna Fail is the Embodiment of Corruption since the day that C.J.H.hijacked it,many years past.I do not believe it is capable of re-inventing itself.Even now 'Cu Cullen is driving new highways out from 'The Pale,cutting across our most precious heritage,The Hill Of Tara in the process-,having soaked Dublins citizens dry,-the new speculators,farmers,and landowners of the hinterlands,await the arrival of our dispossed youth,who will be fleeced once again in the towns of Navan ,Trim,Kells,etc,and face a long (and expensive )commute into Dublin,- all for the privilege of owining a home of their own.Civil servants -,who dont want to leave-can consider themselves lucky!-they won't have so far to travel for gainful employment thanks to their forced repatriation.If this government are allowed to continue with their depredation and exploitation of our young people it will be an unforgivable crime,and all those who propose to vote for them in the coming election must examine their conscience .
[Edited on 23/9/2004 by David Cochrane]