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Save Wicklow Hospital demonstration

Save Wicklow Hospital organised this demonstration in the town on Saturday to show the HSE and the politicians they will have a fight on their hands if they want to close the town’s hospital and they were willing to take to the streets to prove it
2500 people showed up and this was easily the largest public demonstration that town has for 30 years

Essential services and civil servants’ jobs are on the block!

Tánaiste Mary Coughlan has insisted that the Government will not be walking away from the Croke Park deal
There has been increasing speculation that the agreement on public sector pensions and reform could be under threat, given the deepening crisis in the public finances.
But IMPACT, the union representing public sector workers, said it met with Finance Minister Brian Lenihan earlier this week and received assurances that the Government was still committed to the plan.
Tánaiste Mary Coughlan today reiterated the Government is still willing to live up to its end of the agreement:
“We are very much committed to the deal and we feel that it is the most appropriate way in which we can bring transformation in the public sector,” she said.
Read more: http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/coughlan-govt-still-committed-to-croke-park-deal-476607.html#ixzz11a5wQnq5
 
Comment:
I wouldn’t bet on the government sticking to their word I will bet that they are just biding their time, one look at the graph below tells you that they have no choice in the matter.
 
The only doctors that are getting work are the government’s spin doctors.
Quietly all over the country beds and services are been closed and been removed, I found this report (Behind the Croke Park dealPDF) on such closures earlier this year and things have only gotten worse!
Bottom line the government has run out of money because of the financial lunacy of bailing out bankrupt banks and the gambling subordinate bond holders of Anglo Irish Bank
Essential services and civil servants’ jobs are on the block!

Save Wicklow Hospital

 With all the recent talk about cost cutting it is feared that the HSE are pondering the closure of the Wicklow Hospital so a demonstration is been organized by the save Wicklow Hospital group on Saturday, starting at Whitegates and ending at the Ball alley Wicklow town.
March starts at 14.30 hrs at Whitegates
If you are in the area and want to help save this, the town’s only hospital then do make the effort to come and support this noble cause.
Event been organized by save Wicklow Hospital group and is suported by the  Resident’s movement for political change

Mr. Aynsley and the greens playing to the cameras


Mr. Aynsley of Anglo Irish Bank last night hit out at the Green Party’s call for a wind-down of the nationalized lender.
He would wouldn’t he! Nobody likes to have to leave a party in full swing! And he is having a ball at the expense of the Irish taxpayers sitting on a nice fat salary and pension with no pressure to deliver profits.
Disastrous results is the new norm that is expected from his boss the Minister of Finance Brian Lenihan who is an expert at getting his figures wrong .
Any other CEO would be fired on the spot
I would like to know why the greens have now decided to jump ship as it were. with Anglo chief executive Mike Aynsley coming out yesterday warning of “horrendous” results on the way do they know something else that is hidden from the rest of us?
Mr. Aynsley was scathing in his response to the Greens’ comments, saying it was “difficult to understand” “While some of the information is commercially sensitive,(another way of saying we won’t tell you everything least of all the real truth) we are more than willing to sit down with interested parties and take them through it,” he said. “If the Green Party’s Finance spokesman is interested in getting an informed perspective he is more than welcome to meet us,”
Well Mr. Aynsley I’m an interested party along with the rest of the Irish public.
Does your invitation extend to the citizens that have to pay your salary?
No is the answer here again here is some more code
Sources in the bank stressed that it would be “no surprise” if the European Commission imposed some limitations on Anglo’s so-called ‘good bank’
In other words the EU has major doubts about this half-baked idea to Split the bank up
I believe it is an attempt by the boys to dump all the toxic crap onto to the taxpayers of the country and keep themselves in good jobs and run with the choice assets.
In other words good old “asset stripping “to the tune of 10,000,000,000:00 Billion euro
We the public have been lied to from the outset by Brian Lenihan who claimed that the whole Anglo bailout would cost 4.5 billion but so far we are looking at a minimum of 36,000,000,000:00 billion that we know of, but it could be a lot more maybe up to 50,000,000,000:00
The rising cost of rescuing Anglo was partly responsible for a surge in Irish bond yields last week with interest rates reaching highs of 5.9pc.
Another interesting point made yesterday by Minster Ahern was his statement that
“There was no political difficulty with the Greens and indeed Fine Gael as he claimed they were all on board in accepting the governments stated objective for Anglo Irish Bank
So voting for Fine Gael would be a vote to continue the same bailout madness to the top developers and bank fraudsters still sitting on the boards of the corrupt banks.
Now I see why Edna Kenny was so at home, as he crewed around the fairways of the K-club.
Why he is amongst friends and you always look after your friends in the political world .

Wicklow river been Polluted

For the last 15 years a river flowing down through the town of Wicklow is been polluted By a 24 “drain pipe and raw sewage is pumping out of this pipe on a regular bases Some local developer took some short cuts and the local council don’t want to know!

In spite of writing to the local council over the last 15 years and to minster Gormley ,We the residents still suffer the consequences of this pollution

So much for the green party, s protection of the environment I suppose there are only active when the TV cameras are rolling and they can get some Air Time .

We demand action be taken to stop this pollution and the perpetrators be made clean up their mess

A&E Mater Hospital

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Protest earlier to-day at the A&E Mater Hospital about the lack of basic services and conditions

Apparently these protesters have been protesting for the last 7 years.

The Lord Mayor of Dublin and TD Joe Costello were among the protesters.

a full statement by deputy joe costello in PDF here Mater Demo

Mr. John Gormley, T.D., Ref:pollution of the river stream

Dear Mr Clarke,

I have been asked by Mr. John Gormley, T.D., Minister for the
Environment, Heritage and Local Government to refer to your recent email
in connection with the continuing pollution of the river stream.

A further email on this matter will issue as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,
__________________
Eddie Kiernan
Private Secretary
>>> thomas clarke <1machholz@gmail.com> 21/04/2010 13:57 >>>
minister@environ.ie <minister@environ.ie>

On behalf of the local residents associations

21.04.2010

To the Minster,

Department of the environment.

Dear Sir or madam

We would like to respectfully bring again to your attention, the
continuing
pollution of the river stream, flowing through our housing estate via a
24”
sewerage pipe  link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpuVAdlhKlk

(Exact address supplied below)

Despite many previous complaints to your department and the local
Wicklow
County Council we are still plagued with this health hazard

We again call on you to do you can to bring this matter to a positive
conclusion as we fear this problem is getting worse as the destruction
of  the
environment yards away from our homes  continues

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