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Special Needs Assistant

Every time the government says ‘we need to pay the unsecured bondholders; A’ Special Needs Assistant dies inside.


New Movie channel

Pat Rabbitte gives ok to new Irish movie channel. He is confident material supplied by FAS will he included.

Blank TVs

Three hundred thousand homes to face blank TVs as switchover to the digital system looms.

Solution- bring back Terry Wogans blankety blank.

Cycle Path

Leo Varadkar estimates this will bring in €15m per annum to local business.

Funding not yet allocated, no route yet decided. How can, Mr. Varadkar, know how much money will be generated from a project that is still in its infancy and may well not even happen?

Mr. Varadkar is currently considering grants for kite flying.


The Fianna Fail Think In

Top of the agenda was the search for brains – this proved to be a fruitless exercise.

The Leader Mr. Martin said his party would oppose the proposed Government property tax. Now Micheál rattle the old brain cells if you can find them and youwill recall your lot proposed this very same tax two years ago.

Perhaps just maybe we are seeing the death throes of this shambolic lot.

Varadkar warns ‘middle classes can’t keep paying’ – National News –

MIDDLE-INCOME families who have been hit hardest by austerity and stealth taxes cannot take another “hammering” in the Budget, senior Fine Gael Minister Leo Varadkar has said in what will be seen as a blunt warning to Labour that the ‘coping classes’ have had enough hardship.

The Transport Minister has warned that a property tax is just about the limit of extra taxation that ordinary working people can take in the December Budget and that raising extra revenue from middle-class voters — such as taxing child benefit — was not sustainable.

He also indicated strongly that the new property tax would have to include some measures which would stop the charge becoming essentially an urban tax.

via Varadkar warns ‘middle classes can’t keep paying’ – National News –

via Varadkar warns ‘middle classes can’t keep paying’ – National News –

Varadkar: Labour ‘throwing shapes’ over split

The Transport Minister Leo Varadkar is dismissing talk of a split in the Coalition.

Mr Varadkar has said Labour TDs were merely “throwing shapes” at the weekend, in their criticism of the Health Minister Dr James Reilly’s proposed €130m cuts to the sector.

He said Dr Reilly is simply doing what is needed.

Mr Varadkar said: “I think people are smarter than some politicians believe, and they know posturing, they know people throwing shapes when they see it.

“What was happening was that you had a number of TDs annoyed that they didn’t get informed of the position sooner, that is understandable. 

“They wanted to show that they were concerned about the cuts and they wanted to assert the identity of their party, but at the same time James has to do his job within the limits of the budget given to him by Brendan Howlin and the confines of the Croke Park Agreement.”

Meanwhile, an Ennis Labour councillor has tendered his resignation to party officials in protest at what he describes as “the savage health care cuts set to be imposed by Government”.

Paul O’Shea said he has been left with little choice but to quit the Coalition party, and will only reconsider his position if the costsaving measures are reversed.

The cuts have already created a divide among the government parties, with two Labour TDs yesterday voicing their anger over the proposals.

Councillor O’Shea has said Clare FM he is planning to hold a public meeting on the cuts next week.

It is not to often one hears Leo talk about his own post. But then again he is a career politician with no loyalty other than to himself.How this fool ever got into office I do not know….A spin doctor with one patient..himself.

Leo Varadkar TD at a Fine Gael press conferenc...

Varadkar: Labour ‘throwing shapes’ over split |


The Casual Way to Discuss Movies


...because it was never black & white


Art and Practice


Movies, thoughts, thoughts about movies.


Saving you from one cinematic disaster at a time.

From 1 Blogger 2 Another

Sharing Great Blog Posts

Wonders in the Dark

Cinema, music, opera, books, television, theater

Just Reviews

Just another site

Mark David Welsh

Feeding Soda Pop to the Thirsty Pigs since 2013


Things I never thunk before.

News from the San Diego Becks

The life and times of Erik, Veronica and Thomas

The Silent Film Quarterly

The Only Magazine Dedicated To Silent Cinema

Leaden Circles

First a warning, musical; then the hour, irrevocable. The leaden circles dissolved in the air.

My Archives

because the internet is not forever


Up to the minute, fair, balanced, informed film reviews.


A Shrine to Pop Culture Obsessiveness. With Lots of Spoilers

Thrilling Days of Yesteryear

“Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be” – Peter DeVries


Viewing movies in a different light

Twenty Four Frames

Notes on Film by John Greco

Suzanne's Mom's Blog

Arts, Nature, Good Works, Luna & Stella Lockets & Birthstones

It Doesn't Have To Be Right...

... it just has to sound plausible

NJ Corporate Portrait Photographer Blog

The life of a corporate portrait photographer who likes to shoot just about anything.


A French girl's musings...

Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys)

Australian movie blog - like Margaret and David, just a little younger

Octopus Films

A place for new perspectives on films, TV, media and entertainment.

scifist 2.0

A sci-fi movie history in reviews

The Reviewer's Corner

The Sometimes Serious Corner of the Internet for Anime, Manga, and Comic Reviews

First Impressions

Notes on Films and Culture

1,001 Movies Reviewed Before You Die

Where I Review One of the 1,001 Movies You Should Watch Before you Die Every Day

Movies Galore of Milwaukee

Movie Galore takes a look at Silent films on up to current in development projects and gives their own opinion on what really does happen in film!

The Catwing Has Landed

A Writer's Blog About Life and Random Things

Anime - Movies - WWE

Gabriel Diego Valdez

Movies and how they change you.

The Horror Incorporated Project

Lurking among the corpses are the body snatchers....plotting their next venture into the graveyard....the blood in your veins will run cold, your spine tingle, as you look into the terror of death in tonight's feature....come along with me into the chamber of horrors, for an excursion through.... Horror Incorporated!

Relatos desde mi ventana

Sentimientos, emociones y reflexiones

Teri again

Finding Me; A site about my life before and after a divorce

unveiled rhythms

Life In Verses

Gareth Roberts

Unorthodox Marketing & Strategy

leeg schrift


100 Films in a Year

12 months. 100 films. Hopefully.

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