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With All Due Respect.

In Blog, Politics by Fedayn1 Comment

Labour Minister Alan Kelly has apologised to Independent TD Mattie McGrath for telling him to “Fuck off!” during the debate on the Water Bill last night. Kelly had been in the chamber for 7 hours at that stage so most sane people would probably want to roar that at Mattie by then. It came during a day of more chaos as Kelly refused to stand over figures about Irish Water … Read More

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#meEJit: Stephen Collins Telling It Like It Isn’t.

In Blog, Politics by Mourre5 Comments

    In Today’s Irish Times Stephen Collins, the most dangerous man in Ireland, reports on Enda Kenny’s incoherent ramblings at a book launch. He manages to cram a delusion into each short paragraph. We took a moment and tore them apart. “Taoiseach Enda Kenny has defended the Economic Management Council (EMC), saying it played a vital role in enabling the country to avert economic disaster.” Stephen brushing aside Ireland’s economic … Read More

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Any Colour You Want As Long As It’s Black.

In Blog, Politics by Fedayn5 Comments

  When Fianna Fáil requested information on the business case that saw Irish Water handed over to Bord Gais they received this  160 page document. Almost completely redacted. Thomas Byrne brought it up in the Senate  on  November 24th when questioning Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Deputy Paudie Coffey: “Thomas Byrne (Fianna Fail): When Fianna Fáil made a freedom of information request … Read More

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#soapBox: An Open Letter To Minister For Health.

In Blog, Politics by Fedayn9 Comments

Cian O’Daly emailed Health Minister Leo Varadkar with this plea for help. This was in response to learning just yesterday morning that, his son, Henry’s medical card application was refused. “Dear Minister Varadkar, My son, Henry Bolger O’Daly, was diagnosed pre-natally 5 years ago as having Hypo-Plastic Left Heart Syndrome. He was born with the entire left-hand side of his heart missing. He has endured a series of arduous and … Read More

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#soapBox: Roscommon Said No.

In Blog, Politics by Francesco6 Comments

A group identifying themselves as Roscommon Says No have released a statement about their protest in Roscommon Town on Friday evening. We saw unconfirmable rumours on Friday evening (yesterday) on the internet that Enda Kenny was going to be attending a Fine Gael Function in Roscommon Town later in the evening. We phoned the pub and they denied that he was going to be there. A number of us decided … Read More

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Ireland Facing “ISIS Situation” Over Water Charge Protests.

In Blog, Politics by Fedayn62 Comments

Fine Gael TD Noel Coonan has spoken bravely about nipping a potential “ISIS Situation” in the bud before Sinn Féin extremists and wealthy socialist Paul Murphy create one over water charge protests. Coonan, who almost none of you will know, is a rare treat in the Dáil with his one-liners but has excelled himself today when talking about the popular protests against water taxes. “..the so-called Wealthy Socialist Party led by the Murph … Read More

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Govt. Walks Out On Debate, Not One Fliuch Was Given.

In Blog by Fedayn21 Comments

  What would be extraordinary scenes in a functioning democracy occurred as Minister for Environment Alan Kelly walked out on debate about water charges. Leaving just four government representatives on the benches of the Dáil to face the entire opposition. Kelly, the Taoiseach and Tánaiste all left while the Fianna Fáil spokesperson Barry Cowen was beginning his questioning of the Minister. Then they left and the Dáil was suspended. Reports also … Read More

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#soapBox: Facing Jail With Nothing Left To Lose.

In Blog, Politics by Fedayn5 Comments

  Derek Byrne is one of 11 protestors facing a possible custodial sentence tomorrow for breaching High Court orders barring protest blocking Irish Water meter installation. Tonight he posted a message to supporters on his Facebook page: “As everyone is well aware myself and 10 others will be in court tomorrow morning to face the wrath of the Government through the corrupt judicial system . Tomorrow we will be supported by 8 … Read More

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Stark Contrasts In Protest Policing By Gardaí.

In Blog by Fedayn8 Comments

Post by Alan Lawes. Alan Lawes of the National Citizens Movement visited the Kepak factory in Clonee, Co.Meath which has been effectively shut down by protesting farmers. Despite the presence of over 200 protestors and a factory being locked down for 48 hours he was surprised to find only one Garda present and no action being taken against the protestors. The video highlights a perceived contrast between how a protest orchestrated by … Read More

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Frank’s Rehab From Fine Gael Ebola.

In Blog, Politics by Fedayn1 Comment

“Is this Apres Match?” asked a stunned internet audience as previews of an upcoming political podcast hit our small screens. Fine Gael’s Machiavelli of the Noughties, Frank Flannery, and Bill O’Keydoke produce a double act of amnesia and whitewash that would knock a dog.   Frank is somewhat famous as the mastermind who turned Fine Gael’s fortunes around in 2002 from being the 2nd most popular party to becoming the 2nd most … Read More