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January 2, 2015

It seems we are going to have another political party led by the former Fine Gael junior minister Lucinda Creighton who is calling for a ‘reboot’ of Ireland. Lucinda Creighton is joined by financial commentator and advisor Eddie Hobbs.

Happy New Year Ireland!

It seems we are going to have another political party led by the former Fine Gael junior minister Lucinda Creighton who is calling for a ‘reboot’ of Ireland. Lucinda Creighton is joined by financial commentator and advisor Eddie Hobbs.

Happy New Year Ireland!

September 20, 2014

Asylum seekers could have decision on status ‘in weeks’. Main purpose of new legislation is to cut time spent in direct provision”, says Minister Fitzgerald in a statement about a forthcoming bill. Let's be clear on one thing. The direct provisions system is not going anywhere according to the proposed changes. The question is, what happens to the - more than 90% - applicants who are refused the status of refugee? That's where deportations may well be coming into play... Or, is it "back to the old direct provision system" for refused applicants who will continue to spend many years, filled with long appeals and disbelieving court hearings...

Asylum seekers could have decision on status ‘in weeks’. Main purpose of new legislation is to cut time spent in direct provision”, says Minister Fitzgerald in a statement about a forthcoming bill.(1) 

September 6, 2014

Minister Fitzgerald should be kinder to herself. There is really no need for her to suffer the level of 'shock' she is experiencing at the moment due to 'reports of direct provision prostitution'. To remind her, we shall repeat the call: Don't be shocked, don't ask for another report. Just address the urgent and undeniable issue of Direct Provision System.

Minister Fitzgerald should be kinder to herself. There is really no need for her to suffer the level of 'shock' she is experiencing at the moment due to 'reports of direct provision prostitution'. To remind her, we shall repeat the call: Don't be shocked, don't ask for another report. Just address the urgent and undeniable issue of Direct Provision System.

May 30, 2014

Bausch & Lomb says 200 jobs must go to save Waterford plant. “Contact lens maker is also seeking 20% pay cuts to bring subsidiary in line with other divisions. Management at the contact lens plant in Waterford warned staff it may be forced to close the entire operation with the loss of all 1,100 jobs if the substantial cost reductions are not implemented immediately.

Bausch & Lomb says 200 jobs must go to save Waterford plant. “Contact lens maker is also seeking 20% pay cuts to bring subsidiary in line with other divisions. Management at the contact lens plant in Waterford warned staff it may be forced to close the entire operation with the loss of all 1,100 jobs if the substantial cost reductions are not implemented immediately.”

May 29, 2014

Make no mistake; Northern Ireland first minister Peter Robinson has no problem with Islam and Muslims. You all misunderstood him. He loves Muslims.

Make no mistake; Northern Ireland first minister Peter Robinson has no problem with Islam and Muslims. You all misunderstood him. He loves Muslims.

He admires the corporations in Muslim countries and their bosses. So much so, forget about a few pence, he would trust them with millions of Pounds. He wants to work with them…

He has no problem with some of the corrupt rulers of Muslim countries, or the fact that millions of Muslim working class people are living in poverty under oppressive regimes…

April 10, 2014

Addressing delegates at the annual conference of the Association of Garda Superintendents in Naas Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has warned Garda superintendents not to “jump to conclusions” about people on the basis of racial profiling. (1)

Addressing delegates at the annual conference of the Association of Garda Superintendents in Naas Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has warned Garda superintendents not to “jump to conclusions” about people on the basis of racial profiling. (1)

Reading the report in the Irish Times, what the Minister said at the conference initially sounds like a positive attempt to address the issue of racial profiling in the police force.  But before we come to this, there are some other significant points in his speech that we need take a note of.

January 27, 2014

People of Ireland have already been robbed of millions of Euro for the privatization of water and the establishment of the Irish Water company. Before Irish Water has delivered even a drop of clean-safe water, they have flooded us with scandals that continue to cost us millions. For health, education, public transport, even fixing the old and leaking water system there is no money - as we are told repeatedly - but there are millions available for some dodgy consultancy services to tell Irish Water how to rob our free-natural resource from us and how to charge us for this robbery.

January 23, 2014

The Irish Times published an article by Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, titled “Trade missions are not the place to raise human rights”.  In his article, Mr. Bruton responds to the criticism of the Irish government not raising the human rights issues during the Irish trade mission to Gulf States Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE.

Response to Richard Bruton: Trade missions are the place to raise human rights

January 13, 2014

Jim Cusack of Irish Independent reports that “the barrister wife of former Fianna Fail minister Barry Andrews received more than a €1m for briefs from the Attorney General's office to fight asylum applications in the past five years.”

Jim Cusack of Irish Independent reports that “the barrister wife of former Fianna Fail minister Barry Andrews received more than a €1m for briefs from the Attorney General's office to fight asylum applications in the past five years.”

“There is no money in the country!”

November 21, 2013

Discussions on racism often focus on education as a tool in fighting and eliminating it. One of the most repeated explanations for the cause of racism is identified as the ‘lack of education’ and therefore the lack of ‘understanding’ by racists of why racism is such a bad thing.
 

Discussions on racism often focus on education as a tool in fighting and eliminating it. One of the most repeated explanations for the cause of racism is identified as the ‘lack of education’ and therefore the lack of ‘understanding’ by racists of why racism is such a bad thing.
 

 

September 21, 2013

Yet again, Britain is discussing the banning of Muslim veil.
Here are some of the arguments from some intellectuals, anti-Muslims and political circles:
- Freedom of choice and protection of young women from being forced to wear the veil.
- 'Modern British way of life' and the need for citizens to comply with it.

Yet again, Britain is discussing the banning of Muslim veil.
Here are some of the arguments from some intellectuals, anti-Muslims and political circles:
- Freedom of choice and protection of young women from being forced to wear the veil.
- 'Modern British way of life' and the need for citizens to comply with it.

''Jeremy Browne, a Liberal Democrat, said there needs to be a national debate about whether the state should step in to protect young women from having the veil “imposed” on them.

May 15, 2012

Irish taxi industry, in general, went from bad to worse throughout the boom years of so called Celtic Tiger era and the following years of economic crisis. 10 years ago, there were too few taxis serving the public and we still remember the endless queues on taxi ranks on a weekend night.

Taxi Drivers Show Racism the Green Light – What about the austery? What colour does it show?

How much would a taxi ride cost from Dublin to Frankfurt?

September 13, 2011

Let's see what we have today...

Let's see what we have today... IT Reports Minister Bruton saying about talktalk closure with 575 job losses: "This decision to close within 30 days, I think is too abrupt. It’s not fair to people” Nice try... So it's ok to close down while making profits so long it is not in 30 days. Ok minister we'll give you 35 days.

September 13, 2011

Priceless.... News on Radio: "500 jobs lost in Waterford at the end of the month" Then "IMF says Ireland is on track".... Heeellllllllllooooooooooooooo?

 

Priceless.... News on Radio: "500 jobs lost in Waterford at the end of the month" Then "IMF says Ireland is on track".... Heeellllllllllooooooooooooooo?

Priceless..... News on Radio: Labour TD for Dublin West and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton TD says Minister will travel to Waterford to touch base with the workers.... Nearly was going to crash the car. TOUCH BASE??? Heeellllllllllooooooooooooooo?

September 13, 2011

What do TDs do? Introduce Law...Talk Talk 575 job losses.

What do TDs do? Introduce Law...Talk Talk 575 job losses. Minister Bruton/FG TDs say they are not happy how companies give such short notice to staff before closing and asking them. When asked will you introduce a law? Answer is NO???? Without the democratic control of economy by people, political democracy means little or nothing. Let's get it...