Christmas Grating


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Lian writes:

Christmas card with a printed signature from a local TD I’ve never met. Postage (at least) paid for by public money. I’ve emailed him to thank him and ask him to make a charity donation in future. Ideally to one supporting the homeless, who won’t be getting many cards themselves…


Lian writes:

I wanted to see what the response was before I named him. It was Eric Byrne of Labour. Here’s his reply:

“Thank you for your email. I will ensure that you are taken off my mailing list.
In relation to the other points that you raise, I will take these all on board.
Also in relation to homelessness and the charities you mention, I agree entirely with your sentiments, I welcome the moves by the Minister of Environment to meet with City Officials and homeless charities today to discuss this matter.
In the meantime, I wish you and your family the very best for Christmas and the New Year and if there is anything future which you wish to discuss with me please do not hesitate to contact me.
Best Wishes,
Eric Byrne, T.D.”

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28 thoughts on “Christmas Grating

  1. Soundings

    What’s all this anonymous “a local TD”, name the fecker; in fact, BS could do a feature on them, it’s not an isolated occurrence, and shame the feckers who forget it’s our money they’re spending.

  2. Saul

    I did just that to my TD (who to be fair is fairly active at local level) and got a very snotty response. Christmas cheer indeed!

    1. ollie

      fairly active at local level?
      has he brought forward any legislation or does he just keep a shiny gloss on the parish pump?

      1. Saul

        Do you know what? I dug back through my emails and found it and, upon mature reflection, it’s not really all that snotty. It just felt like that at the time. I take it back, if it’s not too late.

          1. Lilly

            Enough of your projection Domestos, I was thinking more of a well-aimed snowball when the time comes.

  3. Zynks

    Implicit message in the card “I am willing to wish you a merry Christmas as long as it doesn’t cost me anything and I don’t need to bother even signing it. That’s how much I care”

    1. Caroline

      “I am willing to cause a card to be sent to you at your expense which gives the appearance of my wishing you a merry Christmas.”

  4. Frilly Christmas Everyone*

    I’m in that constituency

    ‘N I didn’t get a card

    No tick in the box for you Eric

    Next time either…..

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