More TDs to announce retirement

fgrep

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Expect a glut of TDs to announce that they will not be running in the next GE. They are acting not out of any sense of public duty - but to protect their pensions. If they retire before Feb 2012 their pensions will be based on 2009 pay rates which is higher than their current pay.
 
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If they retire before Feb 2012 their pensions will be based on 2009 pay rates which is higher than their current pay.
One last feed from the trough?
 

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Some of them have Callelyesque histories that have yet to come out.

I'll be keeping my eye on one PJ Sheehan.
 

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Expect a glut of TDs to announce that they will not be running in the next GE. They are acting not out of any sence of public duty - but to protect their pensions. If they retire before Feb 2012 their pensions will be based on 2009 pay rates which is higher than their current pay.
That can be revisited sometime in the future.

Let us not forget that FG/LAB are only getting one go at this. They are very much on probation.

If they fail to bring about the necessary reforms needed to our political and permanent Govt systems, we will not elect the next Govt by way of a General Election.
 

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Expect a glut of TDs to announce that they will not be running in the next GE. They are acting not out of any sence of public duty - but to protect their pensions. If they retire before Feb 2012 their pensions will be based on 2009 pay rates which is higher than their current pay.
This is the one thing TDs from all parties agree on big wage's and pension's.
 

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Expect a glut of TDs to announce that they will not be running in the next GE. They are acting not out of any sence of public duty - but to protect their pensions. If they retire before Feb 2012 their pensions will be based on 2009 pay rates which is higher than their current pay.
An me thinking it was only about rats deserting a sinking ship
 

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Are the following running:

Rory O'Hanlon ( dinosaur from the Haughey era )
Michael Woods ( ditto)
Mary O'Rourke ( should be at home saying her prayers )
Bertie Ahern ( nuff said )
 

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I hope all retiring Fianna Fail TD's live forever & no harm to come to them

We will remind them of their betrayal of the Irish people every day, We will tell our Children and they will tell theirs - Beware there Go's the Scum of this Land Fianna Fail TD's
 

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How many of the Fianna Fáil TDs are looking forward to the prospect of contesting an election when their opinion poll ratings are on 17% and falling. It would be a brave government TD who would knock on 30 to 40 random doors in an area each evening knowing there is probably at least one of those people who will react with violent rage when they open the door to an FF TD who is canvassing for their vote. If you look at the Irish Parliamentary Party's decline in 1918 one of the factors was that some of their MPs simply wouldn't go forward for re-election as they were already seeing the writing on the wall.
 

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The Clowen?

Please?
 

flavirostris

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Michael Woods has to be next. He, Ahern, O'Hanlon & O'Rourke are the only survivors from Haughey's cabinets.
 


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