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Cowen asleep on the job

A good friend of mine is currently reading Pat Leahy’s Showtime - The Inside Story Of Fianna Fáil In Power and sent me a quote from it which he found noteworthy.

Has Grealish signalled he is ready to move?

In Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche put forward his idea of eternal recurrence, a concept which posits that all lives and events will continue to recur in a similar form infinitely.

Fine Gael wants to meet local business leaders for its economic forum

Fine Gael’s leader Enda Kenny and his frontbench economic team are coming to Galway to outline their plans for job creation and hear the views of Galway business leaders on the economic crisis.

FG councillors engage with Castlebar resident groups

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny TD has congratulated the Fine Gael members of Castlebar Town Council for their efforts in assisting the establishment of new resident groups. They are also meeting with existing resident groups to discuss any concerns that they may have. As with any resident groups, the local Garda Superintendent William Keaveney will attend a meeting with the groups and assign a garda liaison to each particular housing estate.

Fine Gael wants to meet local business leaders for its economic forum

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Fine Gael’s leader Enda Kenny and his frontbench economic team are coming to Galway to outline their plans for job creation and hear the views of Galway business leaders on the economic crisis.

The meanest cut of all - Barrett

Castlebar town Councillor Harry Barrett has blasted the Government over its decision to confirm again that it would not be paying the Christmas bonus. Taoiseach Brian Cowen told the Dáil on Wednesday that the State could not afford the €223 million it would cost to reinstate the Christmas social welfare bonus payment this year.

Minister says he has no intention of abolishing town councils or the Seanad

While on a visit to Kilkenny this week, Minister at the Department of the Environment and Local Government, John Gormley told reporters that he had no intention of proposing the abolition of town councils although the proposal is contained in the McCarthy Report.

The right woman for the big job

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Maire Geoghegan-Quinn has become the first Irish woman and the first Galwegian to be appointed as an EU Commissioner for Ireland, although her elevation to the job is already shrouded in controversy.

Defence Forces’ budget must be defended – McFadden

Speaking on the second stage of the Defence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2009 in the Seanad this week, Fine Gael Longford/ Westmeath Senator, Nicky McFadden, said any cut to the Defence Forces’ budget, which allows troops to be adequately trained and facilitates them with the most up-to-date equipment, must be avoided at all costs.

Unemployment in Mayo rises 158 per cent over two years — Kenny

Fine Gael Leader Enda Kenny TD has expressed his concern that the live register in County Mayo has increased by almost 158 per cent over the past two years. This represents an extra 7,425 unemployed people in the county, bringing the total to 12,128. Furthermore, the number of under 25s in the county has increased by 192 per cent showing that young people are being particularly hard hit.

 

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