Sinn Fein can govern Ireland .

mairia cahill is the victim here, no doubt about that, but i honestly feel
she is also being used as a political pawn v sinn fein, and i hhave said on
here many times that whoever abused her should have been dealt with
and any cover up should be condemned unreservedly,

I think it's quite pertinent for leaders of political parties not to be rapist enablers and protecters, don't you?

There'd be questions all round if Kenny, Burton, Martin et al didn't do their utmost to ascertain that the leader of one of the most popular parties at the moment wasn't a rapist enabler and protecter.
 
I think I'd emigrate if Adams ever became Taoiseach. A murderer and a rapist protector and enabler. Give me Enda as dictator for life before that.

And the new breed showed their contempt for democracy with Mary Lou's sit-in on Thursday. Pity about the North Dublin community worker who was due to be represented in the Dáil that afternoon - that's her volunteerism shoved back in her face for a stunt.

Have you changed your views on not being bothered about having kiddie fiddlers living on your street?

I seem to recall you were exposed badly for some such rubbish by Liam at one point.
 
I think it's almost hilarious, yet totally depressing, that some citizens froth at the mouth and get all angry and marchy about a government introducing environmental taxes [water charges] - a pretty harmless act [when all the hyperbole and drama is set aside], and manage to be all luvvy duvvy and bambi eyed about other politicians who, by their own action and admissions, believe in protecting paedophiles [including their own family members], believe that rapists not victimes shoudl be protected, who believe that blowing up dead innocent citizens is justifiable as a political action. I just can't understand the mentality.
 
I think it's almost hilarious, yet totally depressing, that some citizens froth at the mouth and get all angry and marchy about a government introducing environmental taxes [water charges] - a pretty harmless act [when all the hyperbole and drama is set aside], and manage to be all luvvy duvvy and bambi eyed about other politicians who, by their own action and admissions, believe in protecting paedophiles [including their own family members], believe that rapists not victimes shoudl be protected, who believe that blowing up dead innocent citizens is justifiable as a political action. I just can't understand the mentality.

SF = Tough on water charges (this week) for ardinaree peeple.

SF = Human rights, murders, rape, dissapeared bodies for ardinaree peeple a bit "meh".
 
So what happens now that they failed to pass a budget?

Bankruptcy?

If it's not passed in the next fortnight the minister appoints an administrator to run the Council's finances.

It's an embarrassment and you'd worry for the reputation of the City as a place for investment as a result. I was actually someone prepared to give Sinn Fein a chance a while back but would be scared to death at the prospect of them getting any power after seeing how they can't manage at local level. They clearly have no economic policy other than promise every to everyone and hope someone else pays for it, be it British or Irish government.

Local Councils in Ireland are some of easiest to run in Europe and they can't even manage that.
 
If it's not passed in the next fortnight the minister appoints an administrator to run the Council's finances.

It's an embarrassment and you'd worry for the reputation of the City as a place for investment as a result. I was actually someone prepared to give Sinn Fein a chance a while back but would be scared to death at the prospect of them getting any power after seeing how they can't manage at local level. They clearly have no economic policy other than promise every to everyone and hope someone else pays for it, be it British or Irish government.

Local Councils in Ireland are some of easiest to run in Europe and they can't even manage that.


All you have to do is look at how they've managed to fuck up the NI budget.

It's costing the six counties millions.

NI Sinn Fein don't seem to be on the same page as RoI Sinn Fein. LOL


Stormont austerity, but Cork Sinn Fein councillors vote against budget cuts

Less than three weeks after passing an austerity budget at Stormont, Sinn Fein councillors in Cork have pushed the city council to the brink of dissolution by refusing to vote for a budget containing cuts to services.

Three weeks ago the votes of Sinn Fein and the DUP secured the passage of the budget through the Executive and then through the Assembly, despite significant cuts to most departmental budgets which will affect everything from universities to road repairs.

Adopting a pragmatic approach at Stormont, Martin McGuinness said that the budget was “the best deal possible in the circumstances”.

He added: “Anybody that tells you different is living in a fantasy world.”

But in Cork, Sinn Fein has adopted a tough stance against budget cuts from central government in Dublin.



On Monday night, the council twice voted against a proposed budget by 15 votes to 14. Sinn Fein has eight members of the council. The council now has two weeks to agree a budget or face being dissolved and its affairs taken over by the Dublin Environment Minister.

Cork North East Sinn Fein councillor Stephen Cunningham said that the vote demonstrated that the party was “sticking to our word”. He added: “We will not pass an austerity budget.”

Anti-capitalist umbrella group the Anti-Austerity Alliance, which has three members of the council, said that it “cannot and will not vote for this budget or any slightly modified version of it.

“We will not vote for any budget which includes cuts and other austerity measures.”

It added that local people would not tolerate “14-day heroes” – councillors who voted against the budget this week but then “turn tail and vote for a similar budget within a fortnight”.

http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/regional/stormont-austerity-but-cork-sinn-fein-councillors-vote-against-budget-cuts-1-6424293
 
Have you changed your views on not being bothered about having kiddie fiddlers living on your street?

I seem to recall you were exposed badly for some such rubbish by Liam at one point.

Wow, how rattled are you? That has nothing to do with this thread, was about nine years ago, and wasn't at all what I said anyway.
 
At least in NI they are being subsidised to the tune of billions.

But only if they bring in the Welfare reforms that Westminster has insisted upon, otherwise the block grant will be reduced.

Up until a few weeks ago Sinn Fein (NI) were opposed to the cuts but then they changed their minds.

They haven't changed their minds in the Republic yet about welfare cuts.

So SF in NI have agreed the cuts, but SF in the 26 counties are still opposed.

I thought they boasted about being an all island party.
 
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