Practical Suggestions for Growing the Economy

Pabilito

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You're kidding me?
Have you ever flown on his airline?

There's a difference between value & cheap (sometimes) & nasty?

He's from a wealthy family, but I'm sure in an obscure townland somewhere in Westmeath there's a distant female relative running a B&B with no hot water & breakfast served between 7.05 & 7.20 & be out of your room before 8 AM.

Actually its just occurred to me she probably employs a Polish girl in a spray-on swimsuit to clean the rooms, & the poor cratur has to buy her own cleaning materials.
I regularly fly on many airlines and Ryanair is no different to the rest apart from their low prices and very modern aircraft.
 


patslatt

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Priority for economic growth is control of government spending

Theres a lot of understandable anger,and depression on this site at the moment.Therefore I'm looking for genuine practical solutions to grow the economy over the next 4 years. One suggestion I have is a freeze on Employers PRSI for new employees(with obvious safeguards to prevent abuse). This would reduce the costs to employers of employing new people and allow someone currently unemployed to earn a living and pay tax. Seems like a win win to me. There would be a net gain to the exchequer, to the individual and the employer.
Such control allows the private sector room to expand. An exception could be made for job stimulus packages but as FAS has proved,they can be too costly in creating employment. They are also far less effective than tax cuts such as investment tax credits for manufacturing investment and reduction in employer PRSI,which essentially is a stupid payroll tax on job creation (though Ireland is less stupid than France and other EU countries in this). Stimulus is usually most effective in the construction sector, but there is no pressing need for more construction barring the need for a core long term construction workforce.

Aside from investment tax credits for manufacturing investment and reduction in employer PRSI, the following proposals are suggested:

-Allow ESB to be taken over by a competitor such as Airtricity with low labour costs so that energy projects can be done without fleecing the customers to support ESB wages averaging well over €70,000 a year.
-Remove operating theatres from many small Irish hospitals. The improvement in the national roads networks removes the need for operating theatres in small towns.
-Cut public sector pay back to the level justified by taxation and cut all social welfare and pensions ASAP to escape the suffocating national debt.
-Either that or default on the debt, barring the unlikely possibility of an economic recovery that would allow the debt to be reduced to a reasonable level in say 7 years.
-In addition to the smart economy strategy,the government should target R & D in manufacturing niches where both new and established Irish companies have a chance to achieve international dominance. This would attempt to emulate the niche dominance strategies of many successful German midsize companies.
-Ensure that high speed broadband keeps up with standards of advanced economies.
-Improve teaching standards in maths and science by requiring teachers to specialise more and by paying for performance instead of giving automatic annual pay increases.
 

Boy M5

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I regularly fly on many airlines and Ryanair is no different to the rest apart from their low prices and very modern aircraft.
Low prices? Depends when you book.
The aircraft might be in some cases new (some are not so new) but they aren't comfortable & they've flown many cycles. Also what was that BBC film showing how they were "cleaned" using air freshners?
The service is very different from anyone else - more The Apprentice style hucksterism (in terms of price & quality - the alcopos in plastic bags with spelling errors on the bags???) than service. Even that incessant advertising using tapes.
Also depends where you want to fly to & from. Usually I want to land vaguely close to my final destination.

Like I said I prefer value, to (sometimes) cheap & nasty.
 

Pabilito

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Low prices? Depends when you book.
The aircraft might be in some cases new (some are not so new) but they aren't comfortable & they've flown many cycles. Also what was that BBC film showing how they were "cleaned" using air freshners?
The service is very different from anyone else - more The Apprentice style hucksterism (in terms of price & quality - the alcopos in plastic bags with spelling errors on the bags???) than service. Even that incessant advertising using tapes.
Also depends where you want to fly to & from. Usually I want to land vaguely close to my final destination.

Like I said I prefer value, to (sometimes) cheap & nasty.
Flying Ryanair is no different than any other airline apart from it costs less… Stop listening to the media propaganda and travel a bit..
 

thegreyfox

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Lift the embargo on public service in the area of the gardai to employ through cab forensic bankers/tax experts/accountants to recover assets off sided by the collusion of politicians/banks/developers under the organised crime gang laws.This would be self sustaining and go a long way to our debt repayments.
 

drummed

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Better still, Nationalise all the Agricultural land, grow poppys and flood our EU friends with heroin.:D
Won't grow in this climate i'm afraid, i'm sure somebody would have tried it by now. How about:
1. Restart the unfairly destroyed beet industry (thanks m coughlan)
2. Invest in processing facilities and research and development in dairy industry. Reform of CAP means end of quota's in 2015 and an oppurtunity to increase production by 50%, all of which can be exported.
3. Insist on level playing field in EU regardung imports of untracable and unreliable food imports into europe opening up huge export market for all irish food.
Lowering cost of doing business suggestions are all very valid but you need a business to do first. Reducing employers PRSI is fine but i think the poster wants to hear about what industries we should invest in. Food is one which is 100% irish owned, we proven we can do, won't move to india next week and sells 8billion euro's of products outside the country.
 

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I seem to remember a plan to build huge wind farms with big pumped storage lakes. Spirit of Ireland I think it was called, anyone have news on this?
It was outlawed, the greens felt it impinged on the waters rights to exist in peace in it natural enviroment. I forgot this earlier, to encourage enterprise and industry=BAN GREEN PARTY.
 

neiphin

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Flying Ryanair is no different than any other airline apart from it costs less… Stop listening to the media propaganda and travel a bit..
have you
have you flown ryanair to barca , or Bruxelles
 


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