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Enda - Merkel Meeting EU Presidency


MrD011

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Enda is off to meet with the German Kaiser Angela Merkel in Berlin today to discuss Ireland's 2013 EU Council Presidency which begins on January 1st .

He will be taking the Government Jet which costs €3,790 an hour to fly , it has previously being reported that Enda has accounted for almost half of the money spent on flying ministers around since they came to power . Link

My question is this , why did Enda not discuss the Presidency a couple of weeks ago when he met Merkel at the EU summit in Brussels on 18/19 october or why could he not just pick up the telephone like he did with the sovereign debt talks . Is it really that important that it merits spending thousands of euro of hard pressed taxpayers money ?
 


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Good man Mr D: I was wondering how long it would take the loopers and the looneys to jump on this one. Enda must be really doing a good job when you drag this old chestnut up. It is very important that the Taoiseach meets Mrs Merkel face to face.

By the way calling her kaiser is really puerile and does nothing to support such a shallow infantile inane thread.

But wait. By the end of the day you will have the usual followers making the same point. Such predictability and lack of substance in boring.
 

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Good man Mr D: I was wondering how long it would take the loopers and the looneys to jump on this one. Enda must be really doing a good job when you drag this old chestnut up. It is very important that the Taoiseach meets Mrs Merkel face to face.

By the way calling her kaiser is really puerile and does nothing to support such a shallow infantile inane thread.

But wait. By the end of the day you will have the usual followers making the same point. Such predictability and lack of substance in boring.
Is everyone that criticizes the govt to be labelled as a looney or looper ( or FF/Shinner etc..)

Its getting tiresome at this stage.

Of course you just happened to ignore his use of the government jet... god forbid he might have to get a regular flight.

but hey they're all looneys and loopers right?
 

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Newsticker on Bild.de states that Merkel has promised Ireland help but did not state if Ireland was to get a special deal.
Mrs. merkel also repeated that Ireland is a special situation.
 
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Angela loves slapping down Enda so she keeps suggesting meetings,
Enda keeps going along because he think he will get something.

Enda being kept on a short leash each time.

Would be funny if it wasn't so pathethic with FGers spinning it
all the time.
 

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Fair dues to him, he can carry himself and is trying to unravel the damage Bertie & Biffo done
 

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Off to Germany at the Irish taxpayers expense to receive his orders for his 6 month stint. More empty rhetoric, more lies, more spin and more empty promises. He look more and more like Chamberlain, coming back from aboard with nothing more than intentions.
 

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He has been traveling a lot and doing a good job representing the country.

His govt are far from perfect but they are making progress and Enda is performing as well as any Taoiseach in the past 25 years.

But lets crib and moan about the government jet. That'll make you feel good as it will give you your fix of begrudery for the day. Always the small picture never the big.
 

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Good man Mr D: I was wondering how long it would take the loopers and the looneys to jump on this one. Enda must be really doing a good job when you drag this old chestnut up. It is very important that the Taoiseach meets Mrs Merkel face to face.

By the way calling her kaiser is really puerile and does nothing to support such a shallow infantile inane thread.

But wait. By the end of the day you will have the usual followers making the same point. Such predictability and lack of substance in boring.
You wondered how long it would take the looners to jump on which one:

1. The trip itself, or
2. the cost of the trip vs commercial airline alternative

??????

It seems to me that Enda is enjoying the trappings of office while he and his cabinet ministers dump on the taxpayers. Why did he use the government jet? Why isn't he doing the respionsible thing and conducting his business in the most cost effective manner possible? Indeed, the money he spends on such things is money he does not have to cut from essential services.
 

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Newsticker on Bild.de states that Merkel has promised Ireland help but did not state if Ireland was to get a special deal.
Mrs. merkel also repeated that Ireland is a special situation.
Apparently, the bailout at the ridiculously interest rates it was first foisted upon us at was help too.

Its the kind of help we should have done without.

Check this out:
Greece Running Out of Cash; Government Under Threat - Yahoo! Finance

Apparently the Greeks are not sticking to their bailout terms but the threat of default will still see them getting more money from Europe. Enda should take note and tell Angela that Ireland will default too. If Angela had any sense she would let us default too.

There is simply too much debt in Europe.
 

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You wondered how long it would take the looners to jump on which one:

1. The trip itself, or
2. the cost of the trip vs commercial airline alternative

??????

It seems to me that Enda is enjoying the trappings of office while he and his cabinet ministers dump on the taxpayers. Why did he use the government jet? Why isn't he doing the respionsible thing and conducting his business in the most cost effective manner possible? Indeed, the money he spends on such things is money he does not have to cut from essential services.
He should fly Ryanair, and ask Angela to meet him in Frankfurt Hahn.

To let her know that we are serious about austerity !!!!!
 

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Fair dues to him, he can carry himself and is trying to unravel the damage Bertie & Biffo done
And with 220'000kpa from us to help carry the great man is'nt it about time he did something of seismic proportion. We all know what Fianne Fail did but this Finna Gael lark is taking it too far.
 

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...Apparently the Greeks are not sticking to their bailout terms but the threat of default will still see them getting more money from Europe. Enda should take note and tell Angela that Ireland will default too. If Angela had any sense she would let us default too. There is simply too much debt in Europe.
Wait for Spain to stand up to the austerity insanity first, then watch the tune change.
 

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Will Enda be visiting all EU leaders before we take over the EU presidency .... or is Angela getting special treatment.
 

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My question is this , why did Enda not discuss the Presidency a couple of weeks ago when he met Merkel at the EU summit in Brussels on 18/19 october
good question , nobody seems to know the answer to that apart from Enda , maybe the thought did cross his mind but instinct kicked in and the idea of another break away in luxurious surroundings and being pampered at the expense of Joe Tax payer overwhelmed him so he decided to hold his tongue.
 

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Even a gesture like that would carry more resonance with Germans/Germany.
why should Irish People care what Germans think ?

come to think of it what has Angela Merkel and Berlin got to do with the EU presidency
 

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