O'Leary blasts Govt at hanger launch in Germany



Marcos the black

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“Sadly in Ireland, we are stuck with a Government which likes talking about the ”smart economy“ but prefers implementing ’dumb policy’,” he said.

Great line.. Must use it again.
 

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“Sadly in Ireland, we are stuck with a Government which likes talking about the ”smart economy“ but prefers implementing ’dumb policy’,” he said.

Great line.. Must use it again.
He has a point alright. How are a solicitor from Clara, a social worker from Donegal and a bloke with a stupid name from Cork supposed to create a Smart Economy?
 

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I don't like O'Leary but I do agree with him on this one.
 

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He has a point alright. How are a solicitor from Clara, a social worker from Donegal and a bloke with a stupid name from Cork supposed to create a Smart Economy?
Your dead right.

Thankfully we have the teacher from Mayo and the Union Offical from Galway to implement the Smart Economy.

If I had to hedge my bets, I'd go with the solicitor, university lecturer and social worker.

But thats just me.
 

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I do like O'Leary and love this grudge holding of his. It's just so funny to me that he would go to Germany, announce this and still have time to annoy your vanquished foes.

He's José Mourinho. You just know if he wins the match one of the first things he'll say is "Suck it Rafa".

It's like Conan taught us, you haven't beaten your enemy until you've seen them driven before you and heard the lamentaton of their women.
 

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Your dead right.

Thankfully we have the teacher from Mayo and the Union Offical from Galway to implement the Smart Economy.

If I had to hedge my bets, I'd go with the solicitor, university lecturer and social worker.

But thats just me.
Good point. However, we've already seen the solicitor, university lecturer and social worker in action. How is the Smart Economy going so far?
 

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You can't have a smart economy with such ignorant fools in charge. Yet another Cowenbungle appointing that moron to a position where she could damage the Irish economy and lose Irish jobs. But then that uselesss fat FF*ker Cowen has destroyed the Irish economy so his incompetence is par for the course.

Regards...jmcc
 

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O'Leary wanted the state to take property from a private company and give it to a rival business. He hadn't a leg to stand on. The government acted entirely properly in telling him to eff off.
 

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Oh dear! I wish O'Leary hadn't done that. We heard yesterday the Government didn't want to be distracted from its single focus on the economy with matters such as by elections and other such distractions - now Biffo & Coughlan will be concentrating exclusively on concocting lies and spin to try to deflect O'Leary's criticisms. That'll put a further few weeks' delay on the sprouting green shoots the pair of them claim they can see with their 3D, hallucinogenic glasses.
 

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O'Leary wanted the state to take property from a private company and give it to a rival business. He hadn't a leg to stand on. The government acted entirely properly in telling him to eff off.
Well. Government own 25.1% of AL and Ryanair own 29%. Total 54%.

Now for the sake of 500 jobs what would you do??

Ryanair will own AL within 2 years anyway. The government made a huge error imo.
 
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Release by Fine Gael on the issue

Dublin: 0, Frankfurt: 200, as Germany gets Ryanair jobs – O’Dowd

Up to 200 Irish aviation specialists have been left on the sidelines by the Fianna Fáil Government because it failed to secure the airline’s maintenance facility in Dublin, Fine Gael Transport Spokesman Fergus O’Dowd TD has said.

“This is a blow to the former SR Technics technicians, to Ireland’s aviation industry, and to the nation’s army of unemployed.

“It’s a tragedy that no-one in Government was able to sit down with the warring parties and thrash out a solution.

“Up to 500 jobs were initially on offer. Unfortunately, a combination of incompetence and disinterest by a string of Cabinet Ministers meant the opportunity was lost. Above all it failed to use the State’s shareholding of Aer Lingus to achieve a positive outcome for Ireland.”
 

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Hopefully this will help towards the loss of both FF seats in North Dublin next time although one would be great
 

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O'Leary wanted the state to take property from one private company and give it to a rival business. He hadn't a leg to stand on. The government acted entirely properly in telling him to eff off.
Oh, would you give up that old shyte. They could have made it happen. Show me any evidence that they even tried. Look at that link from Kennedy's website. O'Leary is and was persona-non-grata with this government. They simply chose not to entertain the idea.
 

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On the same day that O'Leary appeared at the Transport Committee sitting, Aer Lingus announced that they were looking for 1,100 redundancies. The geniuses in government decided that it would be of much more benefit to the economy if Aer Lingus moved their remaining office staff from their existing premises into a maintenance hangar at the expense of 500 new aircraft maintenance jobs. This is a classic example of how this government have brought the country to its knees.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0224/aerlingus.html
 

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Oh, would you give up that old shyte. They could have made it happen. Show me any evidence that they even tried. Look at that link from Kennedy's website. O'Leary is and was persona-non-grata with this government. They simply chose not to entertain the idea.
Only someone who has no interest in the facts of the issue could post that.

The Government had the top man in the IDA practically live with O'Leary for months trying to get this to happen, but the truth is it was never going to happen because O'Leary was looking for something he couldn't have and he knew that from the get go, but nonetheless refused to even look at any alternative offered.
 


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