Re: Government gearing up to cut social welfare- Joan Burton wants to monitor 'suspicioius bank accounts'
I find it richly ironic that these people can give out about people on benefits sponging from the state and defrauding the exchequer, when there's another thread on here detailing how they're not even going to bother going after ex-TDs who failed to clear their bar tabs, and which will cost far more than someone getting an extra fuel allowance payment. Then again, this is Ireland, Orwell couldn't have made up the state of politics and government in this country. It's inimicable, and unbelievable. My French friends disbelieve me when I tell them about this sort of thing, saying that I'm making this all up and it's like something from a banana dictatorship, not a member of the EU....
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'Our goal is to conquer state power for the Irish working class'
Pat Rabitte, 1987
"Can I ask whether this is what the men of 1916 died for: a bailout from the German chancellor with a few shillings of sympathy from the British chancellor on the side?"
Michael Noonan, November 2010