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From left: Fine Gael general election candidate Mary Newman Julian; Offaly Fine Gael TD, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy

Offaly Fine Gael TD, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy has claimed the Green Party’s budget proposals are “positive proof that they have an anti-rural agenda.”

“Implementation of Eamon Ryan’s alternative budget would result in higher taxes, ongoing roads projects being shelved and future projects cancelled in Offaly,” the former junior minister stated.

“The Greens’ budget document does not contain a single policy on the biggest issue facing Offaly and country – Brexit,” she added.

“The Greens have indicated they will increase VAT on fertiliser at a time when farmers are already under pressure.

“They have also called for a re-introduction of a €10 air travel tax on all passengers departing Irish airports. This would negatively impact our tourism industry, a critical part of the rural economy already facing the threat of Brexit.

From an article in the Offaly Express on Tuesday.

‘A bit rich’ – Green Offaly councillor hits back at Fine Gael criticism (Offaly Express)

“The Green Party’s budget proposals are positive proof their leadership knows little about real life in rural Ireland, Fine Gael general election candidate Mary Newman Julian has said.

Implementation of Eamon Ryan’s alternative budget would result in higher taxes, ongoing roads projects being shelved and future projects cancelled in Tipperary.

And on top of this, Ms Newman Julian said the Greens’ budget document did not contain a single policy on the biggest issue facing Tipperary and the country – Brexit.

“The Greens have indicated they will increase VAT on fertilizer at a time when farmers are already under pressure.

“They have also called for a re-introduction of a €10 air travel tax on all passengers departing Irish airports. This would negatively impact our tourism industry, a critical part of the local economy in Tipperary, already facing the threat of Brexit.”

From an article on Tipperary Live, also on Tuesday.

Rob writez:

This is pretty much the same article from two different Fine Gaelers…

Anyone?

Tipperary FG candidate slams Budget proposals from Green Party (Tipperary Live)

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10 thoughts on “The Same Hmm Sheet

  1. scottser

    obviously a bit of pot-calling-kettle-black going on here from FG, but the greens are too gung-ho about raising taxes without offering any real solutions.

  2. The Bad Ambassador

    Surely this is the way party politics always works…

    Party strategists in HQ agree policy or how best to respond to/attack opposition proposals.
    Party spin doctors decide on the “message” and communicate short, sound-bite worthy lines to members.
    Members, keen to progress through the party ranks (and probably happy to not have to think for themselves) memorise these lines so they can stay “on message” and repeat them at every opportunity.

    Brexit is great for this – from May’s “strong and stable government”, “Brexit means brexit” and “No deal is better than a bad deal” to Johnson’s “Do or die”, “our friends in Europe” and “Get brexit done”.

    1. Otis Blue

      That type of press release is par for the course. Drafted up by HQ and requiring only that the Cumann foot soldier unthinkingly appends his/her name to it.

      Local papers are full of this garbage.

  3. Dr.Fart

    “They have also called for a re-introduction of a €10 air travel tax on all passengers departing Irish airports. This would negatively impact our tourism industry, a critical part of the rural economy already facing the threat of Brexit.”

    yea i don’t think people paying 1000s to visit from america are guna draw the line at an extra €10. nor do i think theyre goin to fuppin Offaly while theyre hear.

    1. Boj

      Birr castle/gardens/science centre and the Great Telescope are cool and well worth a visit.

      The leaving town tax….haha….what a load of jokers!

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