Economist Dara Turnbull tweetz:
Spending on actual social housing has dropped off a cliff since ’07, while housing welfare has recovered strongly. Clearly Fine Gael have chosen to pad the pockets of private landlords rather than building.
Mantissa Float writes:
Ever wonder how many Lovin Dublin articles contained “this” or “these”? So did I…
Alison O’Connor, columnist with The Irish Examiner on Prime Time last night
Last night RTÉ’s Prime Time looked at the forthcoming general election.
During the programme, Irish Examiner columnist Alison O’Connor said:
“Well, if variety is your kind of thing, this election is going to be for you. I think we’re going to see a real all-sorts Dáil, following this election. But that could feed into, possibly, an unstable situation.”
“The last few years has seen a phenomenal rise in the hard left. The way that they’ve tapped into people’s upset at the Government’s austerity policies, the way they’ve managed to bring people, tens of thousands of people out onto the street to protest. But I think, equally surprising really has been how they’ve failed to capitalise on that. There isn’t a sense that there’s going to be massive gains in the general election.”
Meanwhile, also last night…
— Dan O’Brien (@danobrien20) January 5, 2016
Watch last night’s Prime Time in full here
Previously: The Squiggle Of Doom
A graph depicting the Public Service Reform Plan 2014 – 2016
Greg Deringer writes:
Step 1 – Draw vague diagram
Step 2 – (insert strategy here)
Step 3 – Better Outcomes
Let’s fupping DO IT!