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Mr. McCarthy and his friends after a few months of living it up at the tax payers’ expense.

Now tells us that there are too many civil servants, and the government must cut the fat out of the civil service

But they should start by reducing social welfare payments to achieve savings of €850m.

There are too many elephents in the Health services
and this needs to be cut down to size -3



There is no mention of the cost to-date of the Bailout of Anglo Irish Bank and that the managers are now civil servants and are still on huge salaries

The party still goes on in all the banks with management still getting bonus at the tax payer’s expense!

No sign of any cuts here! with the banks not lending and Anglo Broke why are we the ordinary people still paying for its 3500 staff doing nothing ???

A special message from sticky Dick

First I would like to tell you all that the AIB Bank is doing fine since I moved in, that’s the good news!

Now for the bad news

Dont bother comming to the bank looking for overdrafts there is’nt any.

With 400 million being borrowed every week we are flat out just counting the intreset so get lost!

You are all living beond you means and this has got to stop

so shut up and pipe down and stop sending me charvet shirts !

Has anybody seen the Anglo Irish golden circel ? I have a few bob for them!

Billy Timmins dail comments July 2009

Written answers

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Department of Education and Science

Adult Education

12:00 pm

Billy Timmins
(Wicklow, Fine Gael)

Question 825: To ask the Minister for Education and Science the position on graduates who are in receipt of the jobseeker’s allowance; if there are new courses they can avail of; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Batt O’Keeffe
(Minister, Department of Education and Science; Cork North West, Fianna Fail)

I recently announced a new initiative whereby unemployed workers will have access to 2,500 new places on part-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses from September 2009. All 2,500 places will be on courses that support the goals of the Government’s “Smart Economy” plan and particularly those relating to specific skills needs of exporting sectors identified by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs. 1,000 of these places will be available for unemployed graduates to undertake part-time postgraduate diplomas or conversion programmes at levels 8 to 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

The scheme will be open to people who have been on the Live Register for at least six months on 1 September 2009, or who have been awarded Statutory redundancy and have an entitlement to a relevant social welfare payment. One of the conditions for people participating on these new part-time places is that they continue to be available and seeking work. Once they satisfy these conditions they will be entitled to retain their social welfare payments. Where they receive an offer of full-time work they must take up this offer of employment.

Details of the third level institutions providing these places and information on how to apply for a place will be announced in the coming weeks. The information will also be made available through local FÁS and Department of Social and Family Affairs offices. Unemployed graduates on full-time postgraduate programmes may also be eligible for support under the Department’s Student Maintenance Grant Scheme. Provision of grants are subject to a means test and other eligibility criteria. Further information on how to apply for a student maintenance grant is available on the Student Finance website: http://www.studentfinance.ie

Fiannia Fail welcomes its latest new members


I see the Green Party has denied it has done a U-turn on third-level fees.

After a day of conflicting statements from the party, a spokesperson from the Greens tonight said that they were still opposed to the return of fees, but that they would look at the Minister for Education’s proposals as outlined in a document for the Cabinet.

It is simply astonishing how well the Greens in power have adapted to the political speak and the political spin .they have become masters at it

Not surprising you might think well they do have the Grand masters of political spin as their partners Fiannia will fall

Mr Ryan yesterday indicated his support for the return of third-level fees that would involve a loan scheme to students.

Under the scheme, graduates would pay back a portion of their college fees once their income was above a set limit. So it is now spun!

News Flash Mr Ryan!

If you have to pay now or in the future that means you have to pay for education that you did not have to pay for in the first place

Eamon Ryan said any new scheme should remain free at the point of entry, and should not discourage students from attending college.

So now we are splitting hairs it’s free at the point of entry this is all hog wash

Mr. Ryan you and your parity colleagues have sold you collative souls the Finnia will fall Masters

It is very disappointing to see this confirmation yet again on how the lure of power will show the real person inside

The green party have betrayed every major policy they had for the sake of staying in power I hope the people of Ireland will not forget this!

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