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Forget the minimum wage and work for nothing!

Work Placement Program (WPP)

Languishing on the Dole for the last 12 months and not in receipt of any payments (because I was self-employed) I heard about this program, and thought I would go down to the local FAS office here in Wicklow Town and enquire about this possibility for myself!

As usual I was met with the usual courtesy .The FAS officer reminded me that they were always available, no appointment was necessary and we got down to business

I wanted to know if there was a possibility I could take advantage of this program.

Cheerfully she informed me I would be eligible for this program (now we are getting places I thought!)

Then out of the blue I was told that whilst I could theoretically get a placing for up to nine months in a company, I would be working without pay for those nine months.

As I am not in receipt of any payments from the department of social welfare or FAS itself.

I would not receive any funds from these state bodies nor would I receive any payment from the company I was working for!

So we have now reached the bottom in the Irish labour market, forget the minimum wage, with the new changes to the FAS rules at the last budget in December.

Brian Lenihian now expects the unemployed to work for nothing!

The sense of injustice is just sickening, as I have worked all my life and paid my taxes and yet I see people who have not contributed to the state collect payments!

It’s almost a crime to be Irish in Ireland now! FAS may not have any more money to pay

For the training and up skilling of the unemployed as a result of their incompetence

And questionable financial practices.

I appeal to the minster concerned to ratify this obvious abuse of the Unemployed and I call on all TD’s to demand that this practice be immediately revoked

I particularly call on the local TD’s for my area, to publicly show their support for the unemployed of Wicklow and support this petition.

Liz McManus TD liz.mcmanus@oireachtas.ie,

Joe Behan TD joe.behan@oireachtas.ie

Andrew Doyle andrew.doyle@finegael.ie

Billy Timmins billy.timmins@oireachtas.ie

Dick Roche dick.roche@oireachtas.ie


Pat Rabbitt responds to posting

pat.rabbitte@oireachtas.ie to me
show details 3:27 PM (5 minutes ago)

Mr Clarke

I hope to have a Private Members Bill ready later this month which would remove any outstanding excuse not to inquire into what allowed the Banking collapse

Thank you

Regards

Pat Rabbitte TD

Dear Pat 

Thank you for your response 

And nice to see you back at work !

Stop this slaughter now!

 

Denmark’s hidden shame!.

The sea is stained in red and in the mean while it’s not because of the climate effects of nature.

It’s because of the cruelty that the human beings (civilised human) kill hundreds of the famous and intelligent Calderon dolphins.

This happens every year in Feroe Iland in Denmark . In this slaughter the main participants are young teens.

WHY?

A celebration, to show that they are adults and mature!

In this big celebration, nothing is missing for the fun. Everyone is participating in one way or the other, killing or looking at the cruelty “supporting like a spectator”

Is it necessary to mention that the dolphin calderon, like all the other species of dolphins, it’s near extinction and they get near men to play and interact. In a way of PURE friendship

They don’t die instantly; they are cut 1, 2 or 3 times with thick hooks. And at that time the dolphins produce a grim cry like that of a new born child.

But he suffers and there’s no compassion while this magnificent creature slowly dies in its own blood

Stop this slaughter now!


We will send this mail until this email arrives in any association defending the animals, we won’t only read. That would make us accomplices, viewers.

Take care of the world, it is your home!

Assine contra essa crueldade:

Sign Against this cruelty:

1.- Ana kARINA Rivas (m) Mexico DF

2.- Carlos Enrique Bulle-Goyri. DF

3.- Alejandra Nabarro ( Mexico Cuernavaca )

4.- Esteban criz mejia. Mexico DF

5.-ANDREA GONZALEZ ALVAREZ ( MEXICO )

6.-González Alvarez Victor Rodrigo

7.-Ines Garcia Perez (México)

8.-Stella Morales (México)

9.-lgarcia (México)

10.-Leticia Cuéllar (México)

11.-Salma Urbina Aguilar (Quintana Roo, México)

12.-DIANA LUCELLY POOT PUC (quintana roo, mexico )

13.-Josue Acero Gonzalez ( Quintana Roo , Mexico )

14.-Micaela Medina ( Argentina )

15.-sofia bidondo( Argentina )

16.- Ma. Marta Soruco ( Argentina )

17.- Cyntia Mariela Roitman ( Argentina )

18.-Aldana Martínez ( Argentina )

19.- Adriana Salomon ( Argentina )

20.-fernando valussi( argentina )

21.-MARIANELA SANCHEZ( ARGENTINA )

22.- Leyes Alberto Fabian ( Argentina ).-

23.- Augusto Patricio Mateos ( Argentina – Chaco )

24.- Maria Alejandra Bury ( Argentina – Chaco )

25.- Claudio Alexis Agnesio ( Argentina – Chaco )

26.- Cesar Abel Falcon(Argentina-Chaco)

27-MARIANA GOMEZ MARTINEZ

28-SILVIA CLAUDIA GIMENEZ

29-NELIDA BEATRIZ MARTINEZ

30-MARIA ESTHER URSU

31- NATHIA JUDKEVICH ( Argentina )

32-MARINA JUDKEVICH ( Argentina )

33-MARIANA JUDKEVICH (Aregentina)

34- Bogado Espinoza, Lorena Abi ( Argentina )

35- Ortiz, Natalia Muriel ( Argentina )

36- Marcelo Rodrigues de Rezende (Sorocaba-Brasil)

37- Thais Chenchi Santana (Sorocaba-Brasil)

38- Lilian Yoshie Kato ( Sorocaba – Brasil)

39 – DIOGO CRISTO ( Sorocaba – Pindorama – Gaya )

40 – DANILO GOMES ( Sorocaba – Cidade de Mentiras)

41- Tiago Holtz Guerreiro (Sorocaba- Brasil)

42 – Laura Nunes Garcia Vieira ( Sorocaba – Brasil)

43 – Anderson Schmitt Junkes (Jandira – Brasil)

44 – Eronides Santos Filho (Jandira – Brasil)

45 – Suzana Lopes Ribeiro ( Jandira – Brasil )

46 – Paulo Henrique Ferreira (Cotia/SP Brasil)

47 – André Luiz da Fonseca Roberto ( Carapicuiba/ Brasil )

48 – Jean Paulo Camargo Costa (CARAPICUIBA/ BRASIL)

49 – Rodrigo de Jesus Ferreira (Jandira – Brasil)

50- Bárbara Tabain Seslija de Sá (Jandira – SP – Brasil)

51 – Ana paula Morina Ferreira (Barueri – SP – Brasil)

52-Bárbara Louise (São Paulo-SP-Brasil)

53-Diego Lima (Carapicuíba-SP-Brasil)

54 – Wanda leila de Oliveira marra ( Osasco – SP –Brasil )

55 – Joilva Duarte (Osasco-Brasil)

56 – Patricia M. Dias ( São Paulo – Brasil)

57- Eduardo M. Dias ( São Paulo – Brasil)

58 – Wagner R. Franco (São Paulo – Brasil)

59- Ruth Cristina Serafim (São Paulo – Brasil)

60- Thiago Silva (São Paulo – Brasil)

61 – Cristiano S. de Moraes (Rio de Janeiro – Brasil)

62 – Kelly Lopes Dias (São Paulo – Brasil)

63 – Fábio Ferreira / São Paulo – Brasil

64- Fábio Araujo / São paulo – Brasil

65- Marcia Stevaux/ São Paulo – Brasil

66 – Débora Gisele Ferraz – Brasil

67- Andrea Alexandre de Carvalho

68 – Adilson dos Santos Pinto (Cruzeiro SP)

69 – Francisco ReZende (Lorena-SP)

70- Mislane Souza Prates( São Paulo-Brasil)

71 – Janderson Dutra (Rio de Janeiro-RJ – Brasil)

72 – CECÍLIA SANTOS (SÃO PAULO) – BRASIL

73- KÁTIA I. SANTOS ( SÃO PAULO ) – BRASIL

74- Maria L Lima – (Rolândia – Brasil)

75 – Marilise G.Z. Solle (Rolândia-Brasil)

76- Luis Fernando Silva de Almeida (Rolândia Pr- Brasil)

77- Adriana Amaral de Souza (Rolândia Pr – Brasil)

78 – Carlos Alberto Ferreira do Amaral (Rolãndia PR – Brasil)

79 – Lilian Carla de Souza Gonzalez ( Londrina – Pr. – Brasil)

80 – Ailton Valdivino da Silva – (Uberlândia – MG – Brasil)

81 – Heliza Piosiadlo (Uberlândia – MG – Brasil

82 – Patrícia Cordeiro ( Joaçaba-SC-Brasil)

83 – Danielle Argenton (Herval D’ Oeste – SC – Brasil)

84 – Valdirene Soares ( Joaçaba – SC – BRASIL )

85 – Luiz Sérgio Belló – Joaçaba SC Brasil

86- Eduardo Wieser -SC- Brasil

87- Julio Pancera ( Navegantes , SC – Brasil)

88- Fredi Goede ( Pomerode , SC Brasil)

89 – Mario L.Fanton

90 – Valério Littig ( Curitiba – Brasil )

100-cassia cavalheiro

101 – Paulo Terumitsu Ishii [ Curitiba – Paraná – Brasil]

102- Caroline Niro ( Curitiba – Paraná – Brasil

103-Alexandre Batista(Londres-Inlaterra)

104-udson bergues de almeida

105 – Inês Calazans, Alemanha

106 – Anabela Martins – Portugal

107 – Luisa Sequeira – Silves / PORTUGAL

108 – Alzira Rodrigues – Silves / Portugal

109 – Cremilde Ribeiro – A.. de Pêra / Portugal

110 – Augusto Miguens – Elvas / Portugal

111 – Natália miguens – Elvas / Portugal

112 – Manuela Santos – Carcavelos / Portugal

113 – Carla Santos – Oeiras / Portugal

114 – Maria Carlos Barreto de Carvalho – Carcavelos / Portugal

115 – Eliete Mendes – Lisboa / Portugal

116 – Conceição Oliveira – Lisboa / Portugal

117 – Mariana Domingues – Portugal

118 – Joana Murtinha – Portugal

119 – Filipa Almeida – Portugal

120 – Iolanda Fontes – South Africa

121 – Kalen Viljoen – South Africa

122 – Wendy Golding – South Africa

123 – Inge Strugnell – Botswana

124 – Philippa Lee – Botswana

125 – Ilse Swart

126 – Miche de beer

127 – Celeste Smit

128 – Jeneane Fourie

129. Stefnie de Beer (SA) Human beings ? How can we call ourselves that !

130 Corné van Staden

131 Anna-Marié van Staden

132. Sheralee Scott ( South Africa )

133 Bev Hindmarch ( South Africa )

134. Ian Pardy (SA)

135. Dominic Porter (SA)

136. Carl Bennett (SA) Sick Bastards!!

137 Dieter Rossler South Africa uncivilised idiots

138. Vigie Naidoo, Johannesburg South Africa (how far western man??)

139. Rodney Reddy S.A. — lily-livered, sure they’l never dare try this with some tiger or bull sharks

140. Mira Naidoo, Johannesburg South Africa (shameful specimens called humans)

141. Rocco Steffannelli, Bari Italy (senseless killing)

142. Christian Hoffer, Mank Austria (Neanderthals!)?

143. Sarah Caine (SA)

144. Lorraine Caine (SA)

145. Elaine Caine (Sa)

146. Lorraine Isaac (SA)

147. Ronnie Isaac(SA)

148. Angelique Mason(SA)

149. Alysha Isaac (SA)

150. Mary Joe Emde (SA)

151. Nalisha Gangadien SA)

152. Charlene Gangadien (SA)

153. Cordelia Soobramoney

154. Nicholas Soobramoney

155.. Gabriela Pillay

156. Sarah Pillay

157. Jaeden Chetty

158. Sam Chetty

159. Dean Prinsloo

160. Nicole Pillay

161. Janine Geldenhys

162. Noeleen Pillay

163. Vigie Naidoo, Johannesburg South Africa (Nordic barbarism!! – Climate Change?- go figure?)

164. Colette Boyd

165. Tanya Scheffel

166. Rob Armstrong

167. Megan Adriaanzen – Jhb S.A. This is the most appallingly, disgusting thing I have ever seen!!!

168. Gareth Adriaanzen

169. Aldorette Swanepoel

170. Steve Maree – Durban , South Africa

171. Karen Robjant – and they are supposed to come from a civilised country – very sick people

172 Gerhard Janse van Rensburg – Durban South Africa

173 Keagen Janse van Rensburg – Durban South Africa

174 Trent Janse van Rensburg – Durban South Africa

175 Graham Robjant – Durban South Africa

176 Tamaryn Robjant – Durban South Africa

177 Beryl Robjant – Durban South Africa

178 Joan Austin – Durban South Africa

179 Simone Heijmans-Durban South Africa

180 REMON HEIJMANS-DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA

181 RENTIA HEIJMANS-DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA

182 RICKIE HEIJMANS – DURBAN SA

183 LEANIE HEIJMANS – DURBAN SA

184 JACKIE HEIJMANS – DURBAN SA

185 KEANU ROBERTSE – DURBAN SA

186 MALISSA ROBERTSE – DURBAN SA

187 BRIGITTA STEYN –DURBAN SA

188 MATTHEUS STEYN –DURBAN SA

189 MARCEL HEIJMANS-DURBAN SA

190 WOUTER HEIJMANS-DURBAN SA

191 EMIEL HEIJMANS-DURBAN SA

192 PASCALLE CLOETTE -DURBAN SA

193 EDWIN HEIJMANS-DURBAN SA

194 JESSICA HEIJMANS – DURBAN SA

195 LEN CLOETTE – DURBAN SA

196 GEOFFREY CLOETTE –SA

197 Janice Wittrup SA

198 Tempest Hindman (Aus)

199 Gary Hindman (Aus)

200 Eben van der Watt (UK)

201 Jeandre van der Watt (UK)

202 Armand van der Watt (UK)

203 Jetro Smith ( UK )

204 Morne du Preez ( UK )

205 Joey Wasiliew ( USA )

206 Willie Olivier, Cape Town (uncivilized barbarians)

207 Andre’ Groenewald, Durban (SA)

208 Chris Goldmann Carvoeiro, Portugal

209 Gary Fonternel – Australia

210 Simon Lewis – Australia

211 Scott Wetherall – New Zealand

212 Jeremy Cusiel – Perth

213 Victoria Verity – Perth

214 Karen Stockin – New Zealand

215 Monika Merriman- NZ

216..Linda Jennings Sydney , Australia

217. Margaret Burgess , New South Wales , Australia

218 Merrill Duffy Australia

219. Margaret Ward – Australia

220 Sandy Jones, NSW Aust

221 Jacqui Bright N.S.W. AUST.

222 Penelope Chambers, Qld , Australia

223 Kim Grant, Sydney , Australia

224 Pua Soliola, Sydney , Australia

225 R’Chee Saipele, Auckland , New Zealand

226 Kim Watts, Auckland , NZ

227 Jenny Korff

228 John Baker, Auckland , New Zealand

229 Paul Baker Auckland New Zealand

230 Jocelyn Dutton Auckland New Zealand

231 Michael Dutton Auckland New Zealand

232 Susan Mann Auckland New Zealand

232 Brian Mann Auckland New Zealand

233 Philip Harris Auckland

234 Eden Moss, Auckland , New Zealand

235 John Moss Auckland New Zealand

236 Pat Moss Auckland New Zealand

237 Mel Orange, Wellington , New Zealand

238 John HOLLAND , South Australia

239 Pauline Macdonald South Australia

240 Helen M south Australia

241 Deidre Coulthard Sth Australia (gee some humans can be sick-bastards alright…..you wonder what planet they come from??…..WE ARE DOOMED!!)

242. Veronica Coulthard , South Australia (sick alright, poor dolphins)

243. Rachel Salmon , South Australia , Australia (how can anyone be called a human to do such senseless acts to such beautiful creatures!!)

244. David Salmon , South Australia , Australia

245. Deb Frank , South Australia , Australia …….absolutely disgraceful!

246. Kathrine Kosmina , South Australia , Australia …words fail me!!!

247. Leanne Mudge , South Australia , Australia

248. Sandra Martin

249. Linda Raison , South Australia , Australia

250 Peter Dorsett, South Australia

251. Helli Meinecke , South Australia

252. Clair Marslen , South Australia

253. Frank Aarts , Australia

254. Deanna Dorward , Australia

255. Thea Aarts , Australia

256. Margie Aarts , Australia

257 Maree Bath , QUeensland , Australia ..

258 Jennifer Walker , Queensland , Australia

259 Jan Deacon, Queensland , Australia – so very very sad!

260 Judy Dixon , Queensland , Australia – unbelievable

261 Susan Jenkin, currently NT, Australia .

262 Del Aulich, Melbourne , Australia- This is unacceptable- must be stopped!w

263 Judith Shapland Melbourne Aust: Who the hell are these so called human beings I am outrages that this should be happening as a global community we need to ban together to stop it!!!!!!!!

264 Deborah Chubb

265 Ray Robinson, Melbourne , Australia . This will not stop until our tears of outrage mingle with the blood of these beautiful creatures.

266 Christina Higgs Melbourne Australia. Unbelievable and so horrible, this has to stop.

267 Diane Beck, Mansfield Australia

268 Christine Davis Redcar England

269 Maureen Tosh, Redcar, England

270 Sandra O’Shea, Nunthorpe England.

271 Moyra Gibb, Kirkcaldy, Scotland

272 Alan Gibb, Kirkcaldy, Scotland

273 Margaret Smith, Kirkcaldy, Scotland

274 Ian Smith, Kirkcaldy, Scotland

275 Anne Ward,Edinburgh, Scotland

276 G V Ward, Edinburgh, Scotland

277 D Johnstone, Sanquhar, Scotland

288 Janet Brown Edinburgh, Scotland

289 morag mccall ,scotland

290 Laura cowan Aberdeen Scotland

291 Marx Murdoch Aberdeen Scotland

292 vicki keraghan invergordon scotland

293 Mieke Horsburgh, Invergordon, Scotland

294 David Horsburgh, Invergordon Scotland

295 Moira Adam, Blackisle, Scotland.

296 Claire Russell, Daviot, Inverness, Scotland

297 Heather Sutherland-Fraser – Black Isle, Scotland

298 Alison McMillan – Inverness, Scotland

299 Gillian MacAskill, Nairn, Scotland

300 Lesley Moore, Nairn, Scotland

301 Davy Orr, Inverness, Scotland

302 Eleanor James, Johnstone Scotland – Once again males (not men) prove how cruel and idiotic they are. I’m ashamed to be human.

303 Dot Spragg. England

304 Barry Spragg. England

305 Sally Moorey, England

306 Paul Wallace, England

307 Trudi OConnor, England

308 Elaine Grayson, England

309 Elaine Whitehead, England

310 Lynn Chapman, England

311 John Moutrey, England

312 David Webb, England

313 Trevor Clayton, England

314 Paul Bowring, England

315 Paul and Jackie Edwards, Shropshire, England

316 Jeremy and Marie Ransom

317 Chris Barrow

318 Aileen Robertson, Edinburgh, Scotland

319 Nina Porter, Inverness-shire, Scotland

320 Margaret Le May, Nairn, Scotland

321 Iain & Kirstine McKenzie,iEast Linton, Scotland

322 Jim Merry,Dunbar,Scotland

323 Ken Riva, Livingston,Scotland

324 Brenda Riva, Scotland

325 Graham Parker, Scotland

326 Anne Morgan Scotland

327 HJ Kerr

328 T M Birch Wales

329 Charlie Kavanagh Ireland

330 Thomas Clarke Ireland
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331  Lauren Clarke   Wicklow Town /Ireland

332 Stephen Clarke   Wicklow Town /Ireland

Anybody who loves the sea cannot ignore this cruelty; this is truly shocking behaviour coming from the country that hosted the world’s largest climate change conference.

 Shame on Denmark!

I call upon the Minster of the environment Mr John Gormely and the Irish Government to immediately call upon the Danish Government to ban this barbaric activity

No sane person could condone this slaughter

Please help stop this madness!

Let the people have their say!

“Deep divisions” are opening up in Irish society and attempts are being made to drive a wedge between public sector and private sector workers, Eamon Gilmore told the annual conference of Labour Youth in the Mansion House Dublin last night.

He said Friday’s huge turnout of both public and private sector workers at the Irish Congress of Trade Union’s (Ictu) national day of protest showed “workers are not going to lie down and meekly accept being singled out by Fianna Fáil and the Greens”.

“The Government is saying that the €4billion that needs to be found in this budget must be achieved by targeting those on social welfare; those who work in the public service; and those who are dependent on public services.

More at link

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2009/1108/breaking21.htm

Mr Gilmore, it surprises me to think that you did not anticipated this strategy from the Government and its media cronies, but what is more surprising is that you stated on TV last week to David Williams that if NAMA was passed you in a future Government would not change anything with NAMA

This has to be the shock of the year for me and thousands of others that thought you could be the obvious choice to replace Brian Cowen!

It is now not as clear to me if I should vote for Labour.

In light of this revelation, I call upon you now to demand an immediate General election.

You can stop NAMA from ever happening then,

(That is if you are really determent to stop it)

We the people have the right to vote on this ourselves don’t you think?

 

protests in Dublin streets (3)

march against Government policies (1)

 

Caption taken from

www.Independent.ie

 

UP to 75,000 yesterday took to the streets to protest at €4bn in proposed Budget cuts — but the only thing that had changed by last night was that the country was €70m deeper in debt.

And Taoiseach Brian Cowen and his Cabinet insisted the Government would press ahead with the cuts in the Budget.

Last night, Mr. Cowen’s spokesman said the march would not shrink the gaping hole in the public finances.

When the marches were over, Defense Minister Willie O’Dea told the Irish Independent that the Government still had to take the difficult decisions.

 

Everybody seems to have forgotten who it was that got us into this mess in the first place .Mr.Cowen and Mr.Lenihan and the their Green Lackeys are responsible and when and not if the fireworks get started the people will hopefully get justice

The corrupt bankers and the incompetence of the financial regulator’s office must be addressed as well

We must take back all the golden handshakes that were given out to these crooks and criminal precautions must be sought

All bankers that were involved must be stripped of their pensions and other assets and these given back to the people who have lost their jobs and pensions

These fraudsters should be on trial for treason and the loss financial independence of Ireland

If the Government is looking for money they should go to the Irish permanent they have 7,000,000,000:00 sloshing  around to help out friends in distress!


To All TD’s

Give us jobs, results, not SoundBits!


The Government is busy telling us, they must fix the banking system first and then the finances of the country

This is all well and dandy but what about the likes of the hundreds of thousands of people like me who are unemployed?

Mr Cowen got up in the Dail yesterday and told the people that FAS was delivering courses for the unemployed. This is not what my personal experience shows

FAS was to do a course on web design ,starting on Sep 28th ,I applied for this course in February ,I heard nothing until I complained about the lack of information to FAS and I was called to an assessment exam just two weeks before the course was to begin

Here I was told that the course I was supposed to attend was no longer available; it was cancelled just like that

The FAS teacher went on to tell approximately 28 other people in the class that FAS was cancelling many more courses because of their budget problems

We were then told that the original course was now just 12 weeks (instead of 37 weeks ) and that the modules that were taken out were now included in the new requirements all candidates would have to have to attend the NEW 12 week course

All they did was to cut the original course from 37 weeks to 12 weeks to save money

Needless to say I was not successful in getting on to the new course because of these late changes!

I have heard from FAS in the last week informing me of a part  time course again which is of no use to me as it will not result in me getting any job

What a Joke cutting courses when they should be putting on more courses that have real job’s prospects at the end of such courses

We need Jobs and not time wasting courses that are just filling in the rhetoric of out of touch politicians

An educated, available workforce, is more likely to be offered jobs

We need up skilling and re-education as a matter of national emergency

Where do we fit into your National Emergency Plan???

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