Read my previous post and also read the article. The Cowen's have always been involved in greyhounds, and I can personally vouch for this as my own family won the Irish greyhound derby some years back and I still have greyhounds myself. Also the article clearly states that he breeds them himself.What does a small town estate agent know about dogs?
I smell a rat ... or is that just a wet dog?Cowen's brother lands dogs job - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie
nothing but the same old story
Could you at least give him credit for being industrious :lol:Hope the poor man will not be overworked An auctioneer, a councillor and a dog track managerand a greyhound breeder---Ithink its dreadful that FF have so f**k*d up the economy that this poor fellow needs 4 jobs to survive----you would think his brother in that big job in Dublin would stuff him onto a few quangos to ease the pain.
I have to agree with you that the reporter in question should have examined the other candidates for this position before making a story out of it. Otherwise it is what it says on the tin, he got a job, not really worth printing.I smell a rat ... or is that just a wet dog?
On the face of it, this Cowen has some qualifications .. a salesman, claiming to be a dog breeder. Maybe that means his wife's poodle got shagged by a local terrier and had a litter of pups.
Experience of the working at a dog track with punters ... seems to be 0.
The employer is not a charity, but Cowen already has a business and must have made some big scores in the boom (unless he blew it all on speculation). The position could have got someone off the dole.
I would like to talk to the other candidates and assess their qualifications. The reporter should have dug some more - maybe he or she got scared off.
This post is a load of tripe. How can you come to that conclusion or support it?So what was his presentation that clinched the deal...."Hello, I'm Barry Cowen....ya know, Brian's brother?"
He applied for a job. If Cowen and his party members had made a scathing attack on those who apply for and accept jobs this would be comparable to the Gilmore story.Ah don't question or abuse Gilmore's missus as they make no connected decisions even though married but abuse Cowen's brother even though only related through birth.
Its a straightforward job. An interest in dogs and connections with doggy people would help running the business but essentially it is running a small entertainment venue. Not much different to a big pub. The unsuccessful applicants are probably upset they didn't get the job and reckon they would do better than the lad who got it. Again no big surprise there unless they can make a waterproof case for one or more candidates and against him.Wonder what the unsuccessful applicants think? would be very interesting to know what skills, experience, etc that they brought to the table?
Is there some mutual exclusion to holding knowledge on dogs (which I don't believe is particularly important for the job) and being an auctioneer?What does a small town estate agent know about dogs?
It shouldn't be subsidised any more than any other industry. However that is where betting tax goes and the government way of thinking on it is that the majority of money is bet on horses and greyhounds and therefore the betting tax goes towards subsidising them. However I'm not going to object while they are taxing and or subsidising everything else. In a free economy it should stand or fall on its merits.
Yes, off topic.