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Cowen goes drinking with Sean Quinn Jr.


Disillusioned democrat

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If you ever wondered how Ireland came to be phucked....

Stories flow thick and fast as Kerry bids farewell to noble warrior Páidí Ó Sé - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 19, 2012

Cowen was always going to come to Ventry this Christmas – the two had planned to meet over the festive season. But it happened, tragically, sooner than he expected.

Afterwards, he joined builder Tom Bailey and Seán Quinn jnr in a snug for a drink

The man once responsible for the State's finances and governance, and now in receipt of a 6 figure tax-funded pension, thinks it's acceptable to drink in the company of two of the best examples of what went wrong with the country. I'm only surprised they didn't 'phone Sean Fitzpatrick and make a night of it.

If there was ever a clear example of the kind of dodgy networks, relationships and lack of awareness and ethics it's this - ex Taoiseach boozing with dodgy developers and greedy defaulters.
 

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The central character from the Drury's Glen episode never misses an opportunity to make a disgrace of himself.

And true to form he is never long sober.
 
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Stories flow thick and fast as Kerry bids farewell to noble warrior Páidí Ó Sé - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 19, 2012

Cowen was always going to come to Ventry this Christmas – the two had planned to meet over the festive season. But it happened, tragically, sooner than he expected.

Afterwards, he joined builder Tom Bailey and Seán Quinn jnr in a snug for a drink

The man once responsible for the State's finances and governance, and now in receipt of a 6 figure tax-funded pension, thinks it's acceptable to drink in the company of two of the best examples of what went wrong with the country. I'm only surprised they didn't 'phone Sean Fitzpatrick and make a night of it.

If there was ever a clear example of the kind of dodgy networks, relationships and lack of awareness and ethics it's this - ex Taoiseach boozing with dodgy developers and greedy defaulters.
The old boy's club still looks after their own. The little people can go to their soup kitchens. The front of Seanie Quinn (jnr..) to offer half of his posh pad to purge his contempt is staggering. Still, it would have gone down well in Cavan.
 

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I believe paidi was a big fan of Charlie haughey as well. All buds.
 

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Stories flow thick and fast as Kerry bids farewell to noble warrior Páidí Ó Sé - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 19, 2012

Cowen was always going to come to Ventry this Christmas – the two had planned to meet over the festive season. But it happened, tragically, sooner than he expected.

Afterwards, he joined builder Tom Bailey and Seán Quinn jnr in a snug for a drink

The man once responsible for the State's finances and governance, and now in receipt of a 6 figure tax-funded pension, thinks it's acceptable to drink in the company of two of the best examples of what went wrong with the country. I'm only surprised they didn't 'phone Sean Fitzpatrick and make a night of it.

If there was ever a clear example of the kind of dodgy networks, relationships and lack of awareness and ethics it's this - ex Taoiseach boozing with dodgy developers and greedy defaulters.
Do you honestly expect anything different from these Individuals? That ominous saying 'we haven't gone away' comes to mind.
 

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As shown by the green jersey wearing Seanie meets Malteser in the pub episode in Poznan, we tolerate our betters screwing us royally. And nobody even as much as raises a whimper of dissent. Shurr, isn't it grate for them....they wrecked a country, and they are lookin grate, and enjoyen their pints. And the rest us are stuck with paying for the mess.
 

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I read that after food post funeral in Paidi's pub the singing began after dark. I bet Biffo contributed Lakes of Ponchatrain.
 

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I read that after food post funeral in Paidi's pub the singing began after dark. I bet Biffo contributed Lakes of Ponchatrain.
Was the Sowtt Kerry 'Johnny Cash' present for a singalong ??
 

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As shown by the green jersey wearing Seanie meets Malteser in the pub episode in Poznan, we tolerate our betters screwing us royally. And nobody even as much as raises a whimper of dissent. Shurr, isn't it grate for them....they wrecked a country, and they are lookin grate, and enjoyen their pints. And the rest us are stuck with paying for the mess.
Well remind any of them when you see them :)
 

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Is it any wonder that the sensible Michael McDowell Cafe Bar idea was shot down, when FF is this close to publicans?
 

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As shown by the green jersey wearing Seanie meets Malteser in the pub episode in Poznan, we tolerate our betters screwing us royally. And nobody even as much as raises a whimper of dissent. Shurr, isn't it grate for them....they wrecked a country, and they are lookin grate, and enjoyen their pints. And the rest us are stuck with paying for the mess.
It is sickening, Irish politics is stomach churning at times. The "movers and shakers" all know each other. I read recently where Enda Kenny (who i believe to be honest and dedicated) attended the book launch by James Morrissey who is, amongst other roles, a director of newstalk and a staunch defender/foot soldier for Denis O'Brien. Its like a spiders web, they are all connected!
 

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Is it any wonder that the sensible Michael McDowell Cafe Bar idea was shot down, when FF is this close to publicans?
very true, it is a shame that McDowell did not press ahead with that idea. it may have proved to be unsuccessful however now we will never know!
 

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very true, it is a shame that McDowell did not press ahead with that idea. it may
have proved to be unsuccessful however now we will never know!
Ironically, it might have stemmed the tide of people choosing to socialise at home.
 

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It is sickening, Irish politics is stomach churning at times. The "movers and shakers" all know each other. I read recently where Enda Kenny (who i believe to be honest and dedicated) attended the book launch by James Morrissey who is, amongst other roles, a director of newstalk and a staunch defender/foot soldier for Denis O'Brien. Its like a spiders web, they are all connected!
Is that the same James Morrissey who was on Newstalk this morning at 9.45 plugging his book about Inisbofin and Inishark??
 

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What's amazing is the very poor judgement shown by a man who once ran the country and the complete lack of concern for propriety and appearances.

Quinn hasn't purged his contempt and is all but proven guilty of trying to weasel out of paying back (to the tax payer, the sad b4stard who pays Cowen's pension) €2bn and Bailey's company has been in/out of tribunals for the past two decades - and yet Cowen thinks it okay to give us the two finger salute and cosy up with his old buddies.
 

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What's amazing is the very poor judgement shown by a man who once ran the country and the complete lack of concern for propriety and appearances.

Quinn hasn't purged his contempt and is all but proven guilty of trying to weasel out of paying back (to the tax payer, the sad b4stard who pays Cowen's pension) €2bn and Bailey's company has been in/out of tribunals for the past two decades - and yet Cowen thinks it okay to give us the two finger salute and cosy up with his old buddies.
Ever get the feeling that Cowen was a Taoiseach for the well connected, and not necessarily for the standard PAYE taxpayer ?
 

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Surprised the Lenihan/O Rourke gang were not there also. Heard Mama on NT yesterday talking about Paidi, lovely man when she met him down there. And how close he was to Haughey ( man who stole Brian's liver money) She told an anecdote about the day CJH died, Paidi and a few chums hired a chopper and flew out to Innishvicallane and had a few drinks there in memory of the great one.
 
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