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Laughing all the way from the bank

The old expression “laughing all the way to the bank” seems to be in fact the reverse in this country, as unbelievably those walking away from the banks are laughing—another ‘fat cat’ has walked away from a financial mess with an astonishing €3 million golden handshake. This is yet another farcical situation, which has sparked public outrage, particularly as the State are pumping billions into bailing out the banks; thousands of jobs in AIB are under threat and a credit rating of ‘junk status’ has been given to our financial institutions.

Yes, Minister

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THE worst kept secret in local politics was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon when Kilkenny TD Phil Hogan landed the plum job of Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government.

A year to look forward to

JANUARY — the year gets off to a flying start when the words 'Oh feck' are uttered collectively by two million as the January wage sheets are handed out and the true realisation of the Budget kicks in... Sky Sports reports a massive number of calls to their cancellation centre...sales of lattes are decimated...hair extensions are returned to the rats who sold them during the good times...the lights are turned off...Our working class hero Anglo Avenger Trucker Joe, who hasn't mounted a protest using building equipment for what must be weeks now, attacks Anglo ATMs with an angle grinder. He is arrested again for the usual few hours, but despite his latest effort, Cadbury's say that he is not their man for the new Milk Tray ad...back to the drawing board for the caped crusader. It snows and rains and freezes.

Calleary opposes ‘economic lectures’ from Kenny

Labour Affairs Minister and Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo, Dara Calleary, has said that Fine leader Enda Kenny is in no position to give lectures on economic policy given his own party cannot seem to agree on its own policies.

Celebrations as Kenny enjoys sweet taste of success

Enda Kenny managed to see off a challenge to his leadership of the Fine Gael party yesterday evening after a marathon meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary party in Dublin. The result, which came in just before 5pm, was not revealed to the public, MEP Jim Higgins told the Mayo Advertiser after the vote.

Let’s have a live debate in Galway

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The live TV leadership debates in Britain have captured the public imagination, catapulted Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg into the spotlight, and are influencing the course of the general election.

 

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