Special Needs Assistant
Every time the government says ‘we need to pay the unsecured bondholders; A’ Special Needs Assistant dies inside.
New Movie channel
Three hundred thousand homes to face blank TVs as switchover to the digital system looms.
Solution- bring back Terry Wogans blankety blank.
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.
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.
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.