20 thoughts on “De Tuesday Papers

  1. Giggidygoo

    So Cork Co. Co. are now on the borrowing trail – reckon they can afford it. In other words they reckon their inhabitants can afford it. Let’s see the full details before they do this. (for a change). Have they tendered? What companies ‘won’ the the tenders?
    If they haven’t tendered for anything, where did their figures come from? €244m. And a ‘special’ team ‘will’ be set up. So no team in place, yet they have the figures already? I say bull****
    Because enough is enough at this stage.

    1. Otis Blue

      All fair points. It’s really light on detail so looks like de paper just ran with a press release from County Hall. Bear in mind too that the County territory has been reduced in size due to the City expansion with the loss of commercial rates on the old city periphery.

      As someone living locally, I can tell you that the ineptitude and incompetence of Cork County Council knows no bounds. Expect little and you won’t be disappointed.

  2. eoin

    Nothing in the news about how the Indo editor Fionnan Sheahan got on yesterday at the High Court where the DPP is after him because the Indo published a story last year which collapsed a trial? Earlier this month, the Sunday Times reported

    “Last week, the DPP filed a High Court action seeking attachment orders against the newspaper’s editor Fionnán Sheahan, journalist Nicola Anderson and Independent News & Media (INM). The DPP could seek the imprisonment of the journalists or a fine over publication of the report. The case will go before a court on February 25. ”

    Should we be baking cakes with files and sending them into Mountjoy (so the other prisoners can escape the insufferable blockhead)?

  3. eoin

    Shinners getting uppity that the independent assesssment people at the HSE have refused to sanction a new drug, Spinraza, which appears to cost €600,000 a year in year #1 and €300,000 a year thereafter.

    And look at them trying to blame the decision on the National Childrens Hospital. Clunkiest language you’ll see to try to incorrectly crowbar the drug decision into the NCH scandal.

    “It is all the more galling that the decision not to approve Spinraza is in some way influenced by the cost overrun at the National Children’s Hospital. It is a disturbing likelihood, and, if the case, it is directly linked to Fine Gael’s financial incompetence in Government.”

    1. bisted

      …haha…stupid shinners…trying to blame gross overspend on a new hospital for shortages in others areas of health spending…

    1. eoin

      It’s the only article in the Telegraph today that isn’t “premium”.


      Still though, MPs and others want to know what she knew about Non Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)

      “Maria Miller MP, chair of the Women and Equalities Committee, said: “I hope nothing stands in her way of appearing before our committee, particularly not an NDA. The fact that she is no longer the chair of the board of doesn’t stop our invitation””

  4. SOQ

    Common sense finally prevails with Corbyn so. or that there is rumblings of more defections. Probably more likely the second as May and him are cut of the same cloth.

    1. bisted

      …Corbyn and May have certainly been guilty of showing an unhealthy respect for the democratic outcome of a referendum…

      1. SOQ

        They’ve shown a healthy respect for keeping their jobs is all. Many leavers now see a second referendum as the only way out of this mess- and they are right.

        1. bisted

          …does your ‘common sesnse’ tell you all these things…is it more reliable than the majority of people who voted to leave the EU…

  5. Dr.Fart MD

    “our citizens can’t become somebody elses problem” – varadkar
    yea, until the next recession and ya offload all the young onto Australia, Canada and the UK.

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