Blame It On The Heather, Man


Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys and Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe in Dublin Castle last month

“Some jobs will not come back and there is no point in waiting for the never never… It is best that we help people to re-skill, retrain and look at other jobs they can take up”

Heather Humphreys…

‘Sickening’, ‘Disgusting’, ‘Infuriating’: anger at Minister Heather Humphreys’ “re-skill, retrain” comments intensifies among Irish musicians (Stuart Clark, Hot Press)


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16 thoughts on “Blame It On The Heather, Man

  1. Slightly Bemused

    “Some jobs will not come back and there is no point in waiting for the never never…”

    Is this an acceptance that many pubs and restaurants are going to go to the wall, and this is their quiet way of letting us know?

    Great headline, Nick. I see the weekend festivities have not blunted too much :-)

  2. Junkface

    UBI will be needed in Ireland sooner than we all thought. Some automation has already kicked in taking jobs, but soon there will be businesses that will go under completely without serious financial help.

  3. dan

    TDs expenses are published 1 month after they are paid, so expenses for June should be published in early August.

    The last expenses published are for February, ask Heather why they are being so secretive. Is it because they all claimed 100% of their “entitlement” even though the Dail wasn’t sitting for March, April or May, by coincidence the 3 months not published.

  4. Mary (Never) Wong

    Nah I just think this is an over reaction
    Musicians are a precious crowd, maybe if they haven’t been organised before they will be better organised now

  5. george

    Can you imagine a minister saying this to beef farmers?
    “We have to reduce the national herd and we’re not going back there’s no point in waiting for the never never”

  6. Dr.Fart

    havent checked but i presume she’s FG. the laziest party, most unwilling to work. For her it’s easier to say “ah get a new job” then work out any meaningful governmental input. At this moment in time we need creative, hard-working problem solvers in government. But what we have is pigs at a trough looking to do the minimum.

  7. Otis Blue

    “Some jobs will not come back and there is no point in waiting for the never never…”

    I wonder if she said as much to her erstwhile cabinet colleagues like the Zapper, Shane Ross, Regina Doherty and lobby fodder like Sean Kyne, Michael Darcy, Kate O’Connell, Tom Neville, Noel Rock, Pat the Cope and others?

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