By Christopher M. Quigley B.Sc., M.M.I.I., M.A.
17th. April 2012
Morals matter. Moral leadership is fundamental. It is sad that a humble lowly citizen must make this point explicit to his government.
Following very expensive public tribunals certain people of Irish birth were found to have acted corruptly.In summary lest we forget:
Bertie Ahern was found corrupt.
Padge Flynn was found corrupt.
Dennis O’Brien was found corrupt.
Michael Lowry was found corrupt.
These individuals should beshunned by elected politicians if not privately then definitely publically.This is normal operating procedure in a modern parliamentary democracy. In particular with the case of Michael Lowrey, the latter individual mentioned above, the following point mustbe stressed. The fact that a “crook” has been elected to a parliament does not mean they should be given access to power. In Austria a group of rightwing radicals were elected. The European Commission refused to meet orrecognize this group even when they went into a power coalition. This action bythe commission forced a change of leadership of this radical group. Similar moral action must be brought to bear in the Irish house of government lest that hallowed body lose all respect from the struggling people of Ireland.
One final point. Alan Shatter, a man I have great respect for, has completely lost his moral focus.Mr Shatter is Minister for Justice and Minister of Defence. The courts look tohim for representation. The army looks to him for representation. The Garda Siochana look to him for representation yet he cannot say whether or not he gave representation to a “crook”.
Ladies and gentlemen of the Dail, please reflect on this issue. It is fundamental. If the Dail continues to be brought into disrepute by Dail members openly associating with crooks of the Lowry and the O’Brien type folks in Ireland will start to vote with passive resistance rather that with active voting. A tipping point is quickly beingreached.
An Bord Pleanála has given the go-ahead for a casino, 500-bedroom hotel and racetrack complex at Two-Mile-Borris in County Tipperary.
The 800-acre project is supported by the Independent TD, Michael Lowry, who welcomed today’s decision. The board, however, refused permission for a 15,000-seater music venue at the site.
This monstrosity will be and is been view as a monument to Parish Pump Politics, Gombeeniesem and Irish political cronyism. This has been enabled by one local politician selling out the rest of the country to generations of debt slavery
Who exactly does these investors believe is going to frequent in this glorified temple to gambling?
What is going to happen when this is abandoned and ends up as a great big white elephant?
No doubt they will expect the taxpayers to bail them out too.
This is parish pump politics gone mad!
Has anybody noticed that every time bad news comes out regarding new charges or taxes, we get the same old spin from the reverent Minster that it is in the program for government and it was agreed with the EU/IMF agreement? So it was this afternoon when Phil Hogan decided to come on the radio and tell the people of Ireland we are going to have to pay for our water. So to recap the EU and the IMF are now dictating domestic policy. What Taxes we pay, what laws we must abide by. So what use are the likes of Phil Hogan and the rest of his sell out band of stooges in the so called new Irish Government to the Irish people? None! .There are no more than “Implementers of Policy” for our new masters in Europe .Last night I watched a documentary on Roman History and their use of hostages. The similarities are striking. Established Roman policy of drawing subjugated people’s into the administration of their own territories by Roman influenced natives was highly successful, the populations were thus Romanized and made compliant to the Roman imposed taxes and laws in this way.
Aren’t we now in the same situation?
We get Government ministers quoting IMF and EU agreements, (that were forced on us in the first place) as justification to impose new taxes and austerity measures on our people and our voice in Europe at the same time diminishing by the day. Listen to Minster Hogan here http://www.rte.ie/player/#v=1099645
Our country and its resources are been carved up and we are just sitting back and looking on while collaborators in the Irish government enrich themselves .
Looking for a surprise? then look no further
Having destroyed the country, sold us out the their buddies in Fianna Fail who in turn spent billions baling out the toxic banks and having used foul language in the Dail ,dumped hundreds of thousands onto the dole queues and closed thousands of hospital beds and told Emmet Stag to F***off in the Dail we now have to put up with this c*** from Paul Gogarty . This guy displayed the inner thug inside Please tell me this is an April fools joke!All we need now is a Michael Lowry, Dennis O Brine and Ben Dunn band to announce their point dates .
The Irish Times reports that it had told Ms Sarah Carey that her credibility as a columnist had been damaged by the findings of the Moriarty Tribunal and its aftermath. In order to protect the reputation of the Irish Times, her position as a columnist was untenable. Earlier this past week the Irish Times columnist appeared on Prime Time (see video below) and defended the reputation of Denis O’Brien, relying on the sworn evidence of civil servants that there was no political interference in the decision to award a mobile phone license to Digifone. Yeh! In the name of God should we the taxpayers of this country believe her or a high court judge? Should we just forget and ignore the dubious financial transactions that were found to have taken place? Should we just take her word for it that Denis O’Brien plays snap with Mother Teresa, Ben Dunn and Michael Lowry every Thursday night? I think not! I think the Irish Times got this one right!
To quote Sam Smith
“If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck, it must be a duck”