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Wicklow Times gives us a mention

 

We recently crossed over the 36,000 visitors mark and for the first time we also got a mention in the local paper the Wicklow Times click here Document (9)

They picked up on my article on the Local TD’s expenses.

Last Year we had a Darby and here is the link http://thepressnet.com/2009/09/01/wicklow-td%e2%80%99s-are-big-spenders/

My thanks to all who drop by on a Daly basis , contribute and encourage me .Independent news and opinions  are a vital ingredient of Democracy ,and we must guard these fundamental rights we all have .

We also have the right to call to account those that are put in places of power be it local or national

remember we the people are the paymasters and they are supposed to be working for US the general public .We must get used to asking the real questions .for example Wicklow Town has now approx 2000 unemployed ,so what have the Local elected TD’s done to get even one person a job

What new funds or what job creation measures have been provided in the last 17 months

I can answer you NONE!

Don’t promise you votes to someone just because there a nice Man/Woman

We need new faces and new ideas; nothing will change if the same old policies are kept

 We need Action on Jobs and not hot air and empty promises

Billions have been squandered in toxic Banks (NAMA)

Jobs have been created for top managers, accountants and solicitors (people in the right circles)

The rest of us are dumped and forgotten!

Stand up and fight back! 

  Demand up-skilling ,re-education and universal health care for all

 Demand answers and accountability!

Notice: March on Leinster House 25th May


For all those that want their voices heard by the gangsters in Leinster House

Come to the demonstration on the 25 .05. 2010

And help represent the middle ground, by making a united stand.

 We will overcome the corrupt political system!

This is your chance to be heard!

Next Tuesday

Assemble 19.00 hrs (7 o clock in the evening)

 

Work Placement Program Follow Up

Work Placement Program Follow up.

No Pay for the Unemployed

Following up from my morning’s letter to you I now discover, senior civil servants will not bear the full brunt of the promised cuts that were announced around the last Budget by the Minister

These servants of the people will get to keep up to 14 thousand euro, how many more FAS courses could be created with this money?

How can you now justify these new adjustments robbing the unemployed of a wage for a solid days work?

The Unemployed will not just sit down and be walked all over in this manor!

We want jobs and emergency up skilling measures now not rhetoric!

Reply from Tanaiste’s office

Tanaiste@entemp.ie to me

show details 2:24 PM (2 hours ago)

in reply to my posting 

Unemployment figures & the FAS Con!

Dear Mr. Clarke,

I wish to acknowledge receipt of your email. I will bring it to the Tánaiste’s attention.

Yours sincerely,

Leigh Snedker

Tánaiste’s Office

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

23 Kildare Street

Dublin 2

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???

Dear Minster

 

Dear Minster

Having recently failed to get a FAS course on website development and having waited 9 months to hear that that course was cancelled I heard to-day from my local FAS office (Wicklow Town FAS)

Thanks to very professional front line staff at this office my letter to you, might have a lot more fire in it to say the least.

It came across like I was offered a consolation prize, of a part-time evening course (non payable)

An introduction to the web, a course I believe I am overqualified to attend and I would not want to take this place away from somebody who would need this place ,the FAS official agreed with me on that point!

With my last experience still fresh in my mind I proceeded to tell the FAS official that I was not sure that I could thrust in the course information as they seem to change these courses at will and by the time I would again go to start the course the criteria may have changed again

The people running FAS are completely out of touch with the needs of their would be students

Cancelling a course that had an obvious demand is just sheer incompetence

It’s not cutting courses they should be doing but increasing such Courses

The course I was applying for was for 37 weeks the course ended up as a 12 week course and the bits they took out became a new requirement for the bewildered students applying for the course yes the very subject matter we were supposed to be taught became a qualification to attend the course and this information was disclosed to us on the very day we were to sit an aptitude test

Nine months after I first applied for the course, and just 2 weeks before the new redefined course was to start.

I am still expected to pay my mortgage and pay al the house hold bills, without any help from the State I am fast running down my life’s savings, having wasted 9 months waiting for FAS to get its act together

What a farcical way to run a training agency!

Somebody can’t tell their face from their A***

With the state of this organisation it is no wonder that the country is in the mess it is in, heads should roll at the top of this incompetent organisation

I am calling on the Minster to take action now to resolve the obvious shortcomings within the FAS structure and to introduce new courses that would give the likes of myself, and others, a new future in the supposedly smart economy

I am beginning to think that there is institutional ageism in FAS

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