Let Them Drink Cake

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Cork city councillor (and assistant to Deirdre Clune MEP) Laura McGonigle’s tip for Irish Water protestors on Saturday..

Since deleted.

Cllr Laura McGonigle (Facebook)

Thanks Niamh

Update:

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…and in context.

Via Gordon Lucas

49 thoughts on “Let Them Drink Cake

  1. sickofallthisbs

    Not even in power a wet weekend, if you’ll excuse the pun, and already displaying arrogance by dismissing the 20,000 people protesting in Cork. Clap clap Fine Gael. Clap Clap. You were only voted in because there was and still is no decent alternative.

  2. Ronan

    In fairness, this suggests she posted it on her public Facebook page – the one linked in the post. She didn’t – she posted it on her personal Facebook account. It’s absolutely not a clever thing to state publicly, and her timing was terrible, but it was not stated as publicly as is being made out. I think that’s relevant.

    1. jeremy kyle

      Maybe it’s worse that this is her attitude “in private” and then deletes the post when it gets wider attention because “whoops i forgot i’m a public representative”.

      1. sickofallthisbs

        Have you seen her paltry defence? (https://www.facebook.com/cllrlauramcgonigle): ‘I wish to clarify a comment posted by me on my private Facebook account over the weekend. A suggestion had been made to me earlier that morning that as a nation we should not pay for our water as there was plenty of rain. I was attempting to highlight that rainwater is not safe for drinking and costs the State in the region of €1.2bn per year to treat. I realise that my comments were open to a misinterpretation that I did not intend, I apologise for an offence this may have caused.’

        Jokes are funnier when you explain them.

    2. Am I Still on this Island?

      So it’s fine if she says one thing in private and another in public? She’s a ********

    3. Parky Mark

      You make her out to be even more stupid in that case. If she thinks she can make statements like that on her personal facebook and it’s ok then she needs to think again.

    4. Clampers Outside!

      So, you believe the ‘taken out of context’ thing yeah… go you with your loveable gullibility.

      I’d go a step further and say the fact it was on her private page and not her public ‘TD’ one it’s more likely that she meant it.
      Her mistake was not making sure she posted a ‘public’ post on a personal account. It’s very much believable she says one thing in public, and privately says another.

      After all, it took nearly TWO DAYS TO THINK UP A RESPONSE…… g’wan the gullible!

  3. Mr. T.

    Poor Fine Gael. They’re really lost on this one. Maybe some other victim of abuse will pop up somewhere so they have another go at Sinn Fein.

  4. Liam from Lixnaw

    shes sez now : “I wish to clarify a comment posted by me on my private Facebook account over the weekend. A suggestion had been made to me earlier that morning that as a nation we should not pay for our water as there was plenty of rain. I was attempting to highlight that rainwater is not safe for drinking and costs the State in the region of €1.2bn per year to treat. I realise that my comments were open to a misinterpretation that I did not intend, I apologise for an offence this may have caused.”

  5. Soundings

    “I wish to clarify a comment posted by me on my private Facebook account over the weekend. A suggestion had been made to me earlier that morning that as a nation we should not pay for our water as there was plenty of rain. I was attempting to highlight that rainwater is not safe for drinking and costs the State in the region of €1.2bn per year to treat. I realise that my comments were open to a misinterpretation that I did not intend, I apologise for an offence this may have caused.”
    http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sdsrmd

    It was her private Facebook account, so not FG, mkay? Even though she sits on the FG Executive Council, mkay? Not safe to drink rainwater, mkay? €1.2bn (the overall cost of IW) to treat water, mkay? “Offence this *may* have caused”, mkay. Prospective FG candidate in GE2016, rofl.

    1. MUlch

      Sensitive?
      She just broadcast her contempt for the very people who elected her.
      People tend to get a bit ‘sensitive’ when they feel they have been made a fool of. She is meant to represent the people Cork city. Judging by the weekend’s events, i’d hazard a guess and say her views on IW don’t match her constituents in the slightest.

  6. ABM's Bloodied Underwear

    “I wish to clarify a comment posted by me on my private Facebook account over the weekend.”

    So basically, I’m two-faced and will say what I think people wish to hear in public while mocking them in private.
    Great stuff.

    1. ahjayzis

      It’s not mocking.

      Clearly she’s miscommunicated. Another case of miscommunication.

      Basically you’re all too thick to understand that what she said plainly, actually meant the opposite. Nuance or some shit. Move on. Nothing to see here. And what I mean by that is….

  7. Clampers Outside!

    Update:

    Her climbdown …I mean response, is on Twitter – https://twitter.com/LauraMcGonigle – and reads…

    “I wish to clarify a comment posted by me on my private Facebook account over the weekend. A suggestion had been made to me earlier that morning that as a nation we should not pay for our water as there was plenty of rain. I was attempting to highlight that rainwater is not safe for drinking and costs the State in the region of €1.2bn per year to treat. I realise that my comments were open to a misinterpretation that I did not intend, I apologise for an offence this may have caused. “

    1. JohnM`

      Private? Her post is clearly set to ‘public’.
      Think of it as a postcard to the ENTIRE Facebook-reading world.

  8. MUlch

    How can you use Social Media as prevalently as this and think that this would not get picked up by someone?!
    Private account or not, it only takes a screenshot!!

    Also her friends Patricia and Theresa sound delightful……

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      People used to feed their Twitter – ‘my tweets are my own’ – Account to their LinkedIN profile – resulting in often hilarious results on a Monday morning. Politicians of all ‘professionals’ should be groomed in social media and the consequences of linking. If they want to earn any respect that is.

  9. YourNan

    Not everyone support the march, I for one have zero time for Sinn Feinn, Siptu or these oh I have 5 kids I can’t afford to pay water. Certainly the way they set up the company leaves a lot to be desired but pay water ye must, one way or another.

  10. Mr. T.

    Loads of old school Cork snobs on her friends list. Descendants of the “Old English”.

    Nothing worse than a Cork snob. Notions.

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