Full schedule on page one now. Elderfield up after lunch.
Averil Power put the knife into Bertie and Ivor today.
A Fianna Fail Senator has attacked the former leadership of her party for being associated with “the worst of ethical breaches”.
Averil Power hit out at former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and former Senator Ivor Callely for doing serious reputational damage to the party.
In an address to the MacGill Summer School in Glenties she said the party needed to seriously address the ethical breaches of the past.
She wants to ensure that they never happen again.
Noel Whelan suggests FF should merge with SF
Averil Power claims that most of Fianna Fáil's councillors are working class. Full speech here (lulz) > http://www.averilpower.ie/?p=3001
Elderfield's speech > http://www.centralbank.ie/press-area...Addressby.aspx
We didn't dream it PJ
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueeAcPi1kKg"]‪Enda Kenny MacGill Summer School 2011‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]
There are plenty of thing to be shafted, starting with all the quangos
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This year's program up
I see our new favorite French ambassador is opening it. We're much closer to Paris than Berlin all of a sudden
Should be a cracker
July 23, 2012
Place: 11am. Highlands Hotel, Glenties
The Mahon Tribunal was particularly shocking by the bluntness and unambiguity of its findings, to wit, that corruption had affected all levels of political life and that this corruption was systemic and continued unabated. The manner in which senior politicians had descended like vultures on an Irish developer, one of our own emigrants to the UK, demanding payments in return for so-called influence was a new low in Irish political life, as also was the open and widespread bribery of local government representatives and officials which was common knowledge in council chambers. Why did no one shout ‘Stop?’
Michael Smith, Editor, Village Magazine, former Chair of An Taisce
Senator Averil Power, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education & Skills
Elaine Byrne, TCD, Author of ‘Political Corruption in Ireland 1922-2010’
Moderator: Michael Daly, Editor-in-Chief, Donegal Democrat
Everything to be gained from being closer to the French economically as well. Maybe a few gestures such as the official recognition of French as a minor language in ireland and the improving of teaching it in schools(i.e. more native speaking teachers and less Irish ones, a funded semester abroad during transition year etc.) might go a long way. The French are by and large much cooler and laid back than the Germans and far less up their own arses than they like to admit. Anyone who dislikes them is usually just jealous and we'd do well to strengthen that connection. I know its a sidetrack but maybe a thread on French/Irish connections/culture events might be an idea? I cannot start threads again for some reason.
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Everything to be gained from being closer to the French economically as well.
Duly noted it was 01.25.....
+1 for me on most of it, 'cept that they aren't what their (self) cracked up to be stuff says on the economic front.
I'd feel happier of Tsonga had won, I'd a loveta seen Murray's mammy's face, but we'll see it tomorrow after the Suisse type shows him how to play tennis.
As I recall a lot of his speech last year was given up to talking about the pub lunch he had in Sligo on the way up and the public services that FG were going to 'shaft'.Continuing last year’s themes of reform and transformation, the 32nd MacGill event in Glenties, Co Donegal, opens at the Highlands Hotel next Sunday, July 22nd, and runs until July 27th.
Speakers will include Ministers and former ministers, academics, writers, journalists senior public servants and trade unionists.
France’s ambassador to Ireland, Emmanuelle d’Achon, will open the event on Sunday and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will deliver the 12th annual John Hume lecture. On Monday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny will address delegates on the subject of reforming and rebuilding the State.
His speech will follow sessions on how the events leading to the Mahon and Moriarty tribunals were allowed to happen, and the lack of transparency and accountability in our political system.
From last year. This was off script but the choice of wording and hand action says it all
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueeAcPi1kKg"]Enda Kenny and the comprehensive spending review - YouTube[/ame]
He can keep some promises if they are close enough to heart