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Noel Coonan “Who” I hear you ask… Well. I have been asking the same for sometime now, but alas, no one I have met seems to be, any the wiser.
So checked him out and discovered that he happens to be an elected Fine Gael TD for Tipperary North. Going through the record of this bright spark, I came away with the impression that he must be one of the most ineffective TDs ever to walk the corridors of Sinister House.
However, the man recently found his tongue and got the vocals going by saying.
“That protecting children, boosting job creation, and securing a better deal on our debt are top of the Government’s agenda in the coming months. Deputy Coonan was speaking as the start of the new Dáil term.
“A huge body of work lies ahead for the Government in this Dáil term. The Children’s Referendum will represent a major change in the way this country and all institutions of the State regard and care for children. Legislation on the Referendum will be published in the coming weeks, ahead of what I hope will be an informed and passionate debate on why it is so important to strengthen the protection we offer our children,” said Deputy Coonan.
“On the jobs front, we will continue our reform agenda through the Action Plan for Jobs, which is rebuilding our economy into a sustainable model based on enterprise, innovation, and strong exports. A long list of pro-jobs measures has been implemented over the last year aimed at improving access to credit, supporting small business and boosting high growth sectors. Work is already well underway on the Action Plan for Jobs for 2013, which will be even more ambitious in its scope,” continued Noel.
“The Government faces a huge challenge in implementing a further €3.5 billion adjustment in the upcoming Budget. Unfortunately, this level of adjustment is unavoidable as we seek to meet the terms of the bailout programme and bring our public finances under control. What the Government must do as part of this process is ensure the right decisions are taken for both our economy and our society,” concluded Deputy Coonan.
You can bet on one thing these words did not emanate from the brain of Mr. Coonan. One would have to be a right patsy to deliver such a speech and expect the public to believe in it. You will closely observe there is no mention of the offensive things our authorities plan for the population in General. The message given is nothing more than cynical optimism coming from a bare cupboard.
Yes – Let’s [take] Our Country Back – from those who handed it it over to the ECB and the IMF.
That said I like the pictures of Michael Collins who, I believe would never have worn a Blueshirt.