Martin in trouble again

BeerBaron69

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Parents can be taken to court if there children are out of school for more than 20 days a year or for non-valid reasons to the best of my knowledge. Harney stayed at home to deal with the nursing homes crisis even though she wasnt Minister at the time-this scandal is not her responsibility.

Harpey Im not launching a personal attack on Mr. Martin and Im sure everyone will agree the loss of two children is a tragedy. You say it is paternal generosity and rather generous-what about the other paternal and generous people who wanted to take their kids away?? This is a blatant example of FF arrogance in which Minister Martin laid down guidelines and is breaking them himself-It is akin to him walking into a pub and having a cigarrette.
 


Harpey

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I was mearly speaking for myself. I refuse to help fuel this debate.
 

BeerBaron69

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What changed you Harpey-before you were so controversial. In the good old days you'd have dragged the whole government into the argument
 

Shepherd

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DOD said:
Are we really so hard up for a political scandal that we'll crucify a man for taking his kids on holiday. What a load of rubbish.
Damn right. We're stepping over people sleeping in the streets and this is an issue?
 

BeerBaron69

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Yes it is-people are being taken to court for similar offences and the man who brought in the law is allowed to do it himself.

In Mr. Martins own words "a school day missed is a day missed for life"
 

qtman

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Harpey said:
I was mearly speaking for myself. I refuse to help fuel this debate.
One last thought:

Ireland on Sunday is a seditious sh1t-rag.
 

BeerBaron69

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qtman said:
Harpey said:
I was mearly speaking for myself. I refuse to help fuel this debate.
One last thought:

Ireland on Sunday is a seditious sh1t-rag.
Agreed but it wasnt the only paper carrying the story-I didnt want to acknowledge the soft core porn that is the News of the World.
 
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My mistake it was in the newspapers yesterday. Michael Martin brought the kids with him on a week long junket to Australia-in breach of the guidelines he set out as Education Minister which recommends parents do not take their kids on holiday with them.
 

CarnivalOfAction

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micheal martin got in a bit of trouble for bringing his kids along on one of his junckets.
Good story about the greedy banksters taking pensions from the lower-paid while keeping their snouts in the trough but from the FFailures who had FFitzy, FFingers and the rest of the FFukkers in their tent? FFs:

Banking

"Mr Martin said the “fat cat” senior executives “will not take any hit on their own pensions” or their pay, “but they decided unilaterally to hit the workers via their pensions”.

Mr Kenny said, however, “this is an internal decision that has been taken by management and it has nothing to do with the Minister for Finance”.

Mr Martin said the Taoiseach had previously been “grandstanding . . . saying this was all about the fat cats in banks and they they would have to lead by example”. This was their example following the demand by the Minister for Finance that banks should reduce pay by between 6 per cent and 10 per cent. The company’s decision to withdraw its annual €127 million contribution to the pension scheme would mean “savaging the pensions of workers”.
 

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Scandalous the hits that private sector workers will / are taking in future pension payments.
 

Socratus O' Pericles

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In retrospect it is amazing to consider that Martin was the least bad of the senior FF Ministers the last time around. Anyone else give that their alma mater?
 

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In retrospect it is amazing to consider that Martin was the least bad of the senior FF Ministers the last time around. Anyone else give that their alma mater?
If he's seen as the least bad it's because he was in Foreign Affairs for the last few years and had to make no decisions. Foreign Affairs was actually a portfolio that was perfect for Martin. Make nice speeches which he's quite good at it and make absolutely no decisions, which Martin is incapable of doing. Hard to think who was the least bad though. I think Lenihan could have been a very good Minister for Justice if he had be left there, never got on top of Finance though. I have some time for Hanafin in Social Welfare as she tried to make savings rather than simply fight for her budget. That's about it though.
 


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