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Is Eamon Gilmore leading by example?


sport02

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With continuous talk of austerity, tightening our belts, the troika, cut backs and living within our means that will surely take centre stage even more in debates and discussions with a fast approaching budget, I am reminded by what Eamon Gilmore wrote a few weeks ago.

Eamon Gilmore October 2012.
As Ireland's recent history shows, if you don't control your public finances, you don't control your destiny.
Okay so we need to do all of the above and more in order to get our public finances in order.

So take the salary pay caps for advisers at circa 90,000.

Gilmore's advisers.
Mark Garret salary (168,000 euro per annum) 90% above limit.
Colm O Reardon salary (155,000 euro per annum) 70% above limit.
Jean O'Mahoney salary (80,000 euro per annum)

And then two weeks ago he hired another one.
Niamh Sweeney salary (80,000)
http://www.google.ie/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=eamon gilmore advisor new&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CDEQqQIwAQ&url=http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/1115/1224326607913.html&ei=qeusUNzhLsW2hQfxnYHoBg&usg=AFQjCNEbuB6vAGWXt6t46Nf2VNNjclp-Gg

That is nearly a whopping 500,000 euro per annum to the state with those four advisers.

In June 2012, the Irish Examiner reported that Mr Gilmore’s senior press adviser and deputy government press secretary, Cathy Madden, saw her salary rise by €2,941 to €99,236.

Does Gilmore think that pay rises, additional advisers to the state pay roll and exceeding the pay cap of advisers of between 70% and 90% will help control Ireland's finances?
 
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Ribeye

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With continuous talk of austerity, tightening our belts, the troika, cut backs and leaving within our means that will surely take centre stage even more in debates and discussions with a fast approaching budget.
I am reminded by what Eamon Gilmore wrote a few weeks ago.

Eamon Gilmore October 2012.


Okay so we need to do all of the above and more in order to get our public finances in order.

So take the self imposed salary caps for advisers at circa 90,000.

Gilmore's advisors.
Mark Garret salary (168,000 euro per annum) 90% above limit.
Colm O Reardon salary (155,000 euro per annum) 70% above limit.
Jean O'Mahoney salary (80,000 euro per annum)

And then two weeks ago he hired another one.
Niamh Sweeney salary (80,000)
http://www.google.ie/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=eamon gilmore advisor new&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CDEQqQIwAQ&url=http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/1115/1224326607913.html&ei=qeusUNzhLsW2hQfxnYHoBg&usg=AFQjCNEbuB6vAGWXt6t46Nf2VNNjclp-Gg

That is nearly a whopping 500,000 euro per annum to the state with those four advisers.

In June 2012, the Irish Examiner reported that Mr Gilmore’s senior press adviser and deputy government press secretary, Cathy Madden, saw her salary rise by €2,941 to €99,236.

Does Gilmore think that pay rises, additional advisers to the state pay roll and exceeding the pay cap of advisers of between 70% and 90% will help control Ireland's finances?
"some animals are more equal than others"

Oink oink:)
 

tigerben

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He needs four advisors , two each for the two faced Gilmore.
 

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With continuous talk of austerity, tightening our belts, the troika, cut backs and living within our means that will surely take centre stage even more in debates and discussions with a fast approaching budget, I am reminded by what Eamon Gilmore wrote a few weeks ago.

Eamon Gilmore October 2012.


Okay so we need to do all of the above and more in order to get our public finances in order.

So take the self imposed salary caps for advisers at circa 90,000.

Gilmore's advisers.
Mark Garret salary (168,000 euro per annum) 90% above limit.
Colm O Reardon salary (155,000 euro per annum) 70% above limit.
Jean O'Mahoney salary (80,000 euro per annum)

And then two weeks ago he hired another one.
Niamh Sweeney salary (80,000)
http://www.google.ie/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=eamon gilmore advisor new&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CDEQqQIwAQ&url=http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/1115/1224326607913.html&ei=qeusUNzhLsW2hQfxnYHoBg&usg=AFQjCNEbuB6vAGWXt6t46Nf2VNNjclp-Gg

That is nearly a whopping 500,000 euro per annum to the state with those four advisers.

In June 2012, the Irish Examiner reported that Mr Gilmore’s senior press adviser and deputy government press secretary, Cathy Madden, saw her salary rise by €2,941 to €99,236.

Does Gilmore think that pay rises, additional advisers to the state pay roll and exceeding the pay cap of advisers of between 70% and 90% will help control Ireland's finances?
I remember Colm O Reardon's brother being asked on TG4 news many months ago why pay caps were breached. Silence from a usually vocal Aodhain.

Mr Gilmore is no leader.
 

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And not only are the salary caps being breached but does the new hiring prohibition not apply to Gilmore as well? To get around the cap, he could just employ twice as many people?
 

sport02

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I remember Colm O Reardon's brother being asked on TG4 news many months ago why pay caps were breached. Silence from a usually vocal Aodhain.

Mr Gilmore is no leader.
Cannot really defend the indefensible even if it's your brother earning
way above the pay cap.
 

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What is the advice on? He is doing feck all, only continues to lie and obey Franfurt.........
 

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With continuous talk of austerity, tightening our belts, the troika, cut backs and living within our means that will surely take centre stage even more in debates and discussions with a fast approaching budget, I am reminded by what Eamon Gilmore wrote a few weeks ago.

Eamon Gilmore October 2012.



Okay so we need to do all of the above and more in order to get our public finances in order.

So take the self imposed salary caps for advisers at circa 90,000.

Gilmore's advisers.
Mark Garret salary (168,000 euro per annum) 90% above limit.
Colm O Reardon salary (155,000 euro per annum) 70% above limit.
Jean O'Mahoney salary (80,000 euro per annum)

And then two weeks ago he hired another one.
Niamh Sweeney salary (80,000)
http://www.google.ie/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=eamon gilmore advisor new&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CDEQqQIwAQ&url=http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/1115/1224326607913.html&ei=qeusUNzhLsW2hQfxnYHoBg&usg=AFQjCNEbuB6vAGWXt6t46Nf2VNNjclp-Gg

That is nearly a whopping 500,000 euro per annum to the state with those four advisers.

In June 2012, the Irish Examiner reported that Mr Gilmore’s senior press adviser and deputy government press secretary, Cathy Madden, saw her salary rise by €2,941 to €99,236.

Does Gilmore think that pay rises, additional advisers to the state pay roll and exceeding the pay cap of advisers of between 70% and 90% will help control Ireland's finances?
If we had a semi-decent mainstream media the above vulgar salaries would be highlighted. I seriously think if some political party our grouping really highlighted the above to the masses, we would see change in this flawed State.
 

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What is the advice on? He is doing feck all, only continues to lie and obey Franfurt.........
That's a good point...

The more 'advisors' these parasites hire, the less we see or hear from them...

Tossers like Terry Prone seem to basically gag the wasters in return for which she/they are paid handsomely with OUR money...

This is the reason I'm more tolerant than others seem to be when the likes of Varadkar or Creighton say dumb ass and/or controversial stuff... because the alternative is for us to be told nothing while the 'establishment' treat us with contempt and withdraw into their ivory towers...

There's a lot of whingeing in Ireland about being kept in the dark on all sorts of issues, only for the whingers to lambast the few who do talk for telling them things they don't want to hear...
 

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This thread would be never ending was it to look at the about turns of Gilmore and the Lab party since going into Govt with FG
 

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Labour member here! In a word, no. He's the worst labour minister.
 

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With continuous talk of austerity, tightening our belts, the troika, cut backs and living within our means that will surely take centre stage even more in debates and discussions with a fast approaching budget, I am reminded by what Eamon Gilmore wrote a few weeks ago.

Eamon Gilmore October 2012.


Okay so we need to do all of the above and more in order to get our public finances in order.

So take the self imposed salary caps for advisers at circa 90,000.

Gilmore's advisers.
Mark Garret salary (168,000 euro per annum) 90% above limit.
Colm O Reardon salary (155,000 euro per annum) 70% above limit.
Jean O'Mahoney salary (80,000 euro per annum)

And then two weeks ago he hired another one.
Niamh Sweeney salary (80,000)
http://www.google.ie/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=eamon gilmore advisor new&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CDEQqQIwAQ&url=http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/1115/1224326607913.html&ei=qeusUNzhLsW2hQfxnYHoBg&usg=AFQjCNEbuB6vAGWXt6t46Nf2VNNjclp-Gg

That is nearly a whopping 500,000 euro per annum to the state with those four advisers.

In June 2012, the Irish Examiner reported that Mr Gilmore’s senior press adviser and deputy government press secretary, Cathy Madden, saw her salary rise by €2,941 to €99,236.

Does Gilmore think that pay rises, additional advisers to the state pay roll and exceeding the pay cap of advisers of between 70% and 90% will help control Ireland's finances?
What amazes me that, with €500,000 worth of expertise behind him, he still somehow manages to be a complete and utter twat with the Political Conscience of a 10 year-old.

This just goes to show how hopeless he really is.

And on another note, has the general P.ieublic not conceded the fact that Gilmore is a moron of biblical proportions already?
 

dizillusioned

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Looking at VinB tonight, they all seem to have the same Blank Stare on them.. so yes Eamon is leading by example!
 
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spidermom

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Completely agree with the OP....now for the rest of the labour and FG ministers please!!.....

:(
 

The Herren

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Where are the Labour Party supporters when this kind of information is highlighted? How can they square the ideals of the party of work and all their much vaunted bleating on fairness and equality etc etc with such immoral gombeenism. The same supporters made great play on FF for its self interest but shame on them, they are no different.
 

sport02

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Labour member here! In a word, no. He's the worst labour minister.
Fair play for your honesty.
The thing I don't get with all this, the troika is basically running the country.
Why does Eamon need to far over pay two of his advisers?

And what happened in his portfolio to require a fourth adviser two weeks ago..? Egypt,Gaza, Syria?
 

dizillusioned

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Fair play for your honesty.
The thing I don't get with all this, the troika is basically running the country.
Why does Eamon need to far over pay two of his advisors?

And what happened in his portfolio to require a fourth advisor two weeks ago..? Egypt,Gaza, Syria?
Probably needed someone to make the tea? After all he is so busy these days!
 
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