Without Whom None Of This Would Be Possible

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This afternoon.

Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny and Tanaiste and Labour Party Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton speak to the media on the ‘Government Progress Report on Recovery’ at Government Buildings.

The harp podium-filled hoo ha marks the Government’s fourth year in office and outlined report on progress made in relation to the ‘Agreed Programme for Government and the Statement of Government Priorities 2014’,

As well as outlining priorities for the next 12 months.

FIGHT!

(Photocall Ireland)

29 thoughts on “Without Whom None Of This Would Be Possible

  1. Kolmo

    Anything said by anyone connected to the political system in Ireland between now and election time can be taken with a snow shovel of salt. Everything said will be said with an eye on the schmuck voters. 100% horseplop henceforth. There now. Feel free to ignore.

    1. McKay

      Dear Jesus please make this pre-election horsepoo stop! If it’s not Enda doing lenor soft interviews with Miriam O’C and the journal then it’s bloody Joan/Leo/Richard spewing forth on how well the ‘recovery’ is going. It’s making my eyes bleed.

  2. Soundings

    Enda: And this is how you stimulate the G-spot.
    Joan: Trust me, Enda, I know when I’m fupped.

  3. Drogg

    Enda: “yes the economy is growing and this is the best small country ever” says under his voice “that’s cause we have cut all health services to the needy added in a property tax, a water tax and a charge on wages but at least we have given tax breaks to our friends in the top 1%, woo aren’t we great”.

  4. Ahh feck

    Am I the only one that thinks they haven’t done that bad a job? I mean dubious Irish Water deals and unnecessary bank guarantee payments aside, they have the country in a much better position than the one they received by that other shower of corrupt idiots. Given a choice between FF, SF, Greens or IND, I probably would give them another go. *shudder*

    1. ahjayzis

      If your aim is to get Ireland back into as close as possible a state as it was in 2007/8 they’ve had very, very moderate success.

      But of course, they didn’t run on returning to the pre-bust crappy, inefficient status quo, they ran on reform, fairness, ‘new politics’ and transparency, none of which they’ve delivered. They’ve flat out refused to deliver it.

      And we were never going to descend forever into economic abyss, *a* ‘recovery’ was going to come anyway – I can’t for the life of me pinpoint where or how the government is responsible for the very modest uplift in activity? Having no government and just letting the place tick along for the past 4 years we would still be in a better position than 2011.

        1. ahjayzis

          I don’t really have one TBH. I’ll be voting Catherine Murphy anyway, she really impresses me, I’m on board with what she seems to stand for (vintage Labourish). Sinn Fein do nothing for me.

          I (and apparently a rapidly expanding number of others) won’t support a party system that sees the likes of Enda, who went from college to his daddy’s Dail job, to 30+ years doing absolutely NOTHING with his life, only to become leader by dint of time served and then Taoiseach on a pack of lies. Same goes for Martin, Burton et al. No one in the rarified confines of the Dail for decades upon decades doing as they’re told, voting as they’re told and speaking as they’re told is in a position to lead anything – they’re just administrators at best.

          I don’t fear a Dail of 50+ percent independents, it might even work as a government – but if it doesn’t a little constructive chaos might just beat the parties into relevancy/competency.

  5. ahjayzis

    I remember I was really happy to see FG and Lab get in 4 years ago, first time I could remember FF not being in charge – and in fairness I gave them a solid year of support before making my mind up. I really have to hand it to them, it’s f**king hard work pissing away more political capital than any government in history has ever had with feck all reform or progress to show for it.

  6. Truth in the News

    They implemented the FF 4 year plan, that FF got kicked out of
    office for attempting to try on in the first place, four years later
    the country is deeper in debt, most of the youth gone, rural Ireland
    on its knee’s, Family Home Tax and Water Tax, Kenny and Burton
    pretending its on the mend, they are worse than the lot that went
    before them and they were bad.

    1. Kieran NYC

      “Most of the youth gone” LOL

      I see you’ve gotten your fill of yokes today anyway.

          1. Kieran NYC

            I must have missed the reports of abandoned schools, colleges, clubs and all sports teams back home.

            Fake Zuppy is fake.

  7. Jimmy 2 tones

    People still forget that FG were behind FF & the crazy spending & housing pyramid scheme all the time, infact they wanted bigger spending.

    Short term memory is right.

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