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The Irish Times - FAS mark II ?


Thady Quill

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What is happening at the Irish Times?

Peter McLoone, chair of FAS, during its worst excesses , has been appointed to the Board of the IT trust.

This is a man who was forced to resign as chairman - which probably explains why the potted CV published in today 's paper omits any reference to his time at an organisation whose initials were said to stand for "Filching And Stealing". Is he replacing Begg the Beard in a Buggins' Turn for trade unionists?

Whatever the explanation, the IT has damaged itself by putting this blackguard on its Board.
 

lying eyes

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All the more reason not to buy that paper- I ceased that practice a long time ago.
 

davoid

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What is happening at the Irish Times?

Peter McLoone, chair of FAS, during its worst excesses , has been appointed to the Board of the IT trust.

This is a man who was forced to resign as chairman - which probably explains why the potted CV published in today 's paper omits any reference to his time at an organisation whose initials were said to stand for "Filching And Stealing". Is he replacing Begg the Beard in a Buggins' Turn for trade unionists?

Whatever the explanation, the IT has damaged itself by putting this blackguard on its Board.

But its par for the course with the IT.

The article by Kathy Sheridan recently about how a garda on 75,000 a year can only afford cornflakes for his dinner demonstrates just how biassed and incredible it has become.

McLooones long track record of presiding over the FAS gravy train without even understanding that there was nothing untoward happening there will reinforce the so-called paper of record's reputation of disregarding utterrly the record.
 

jmcc

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Perhaps they needed a real expert in losing money - after all the IT only spent 51 million on MyHome.ie at the peak of the property bubble.

Regards...jmcc
 

Hewson

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What is happening at the Irish Times?

Peter McLoone, chair of FAS, during its worst excesses , has been appointed to the Board of the IT trust.

This is a man who was forced to resign as chairman - which probably explains why the potted CV published in today 's paper omits any reference to his time at an organisation whose initials were said to stand for "Filching And Stealing". Is he replacing Begg the Beard in a Buggins' Turn for trade unionists?

Whatever the explanation, the IT has damaged itself by putting this blackguard on its Board.
The Times is struggling with both its finances and an identity crisis. It's been going downhill for years, trying to maintain an aura of academic respectability while simultaneously trying not to bore its readers to death in an age of instant information access.

It's kind of sad, really. It's of another age and the addition of McLoone only adds to its appearance of advancing dementia.
 

jmcc

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The Times is struggling with both its finances and an identity crisis.
Well they have never been able to adjust to the idea that people can think for themselves.

It's been going downhill for years, trying to maintain an aura of academic respectability while simultaneously trying not to bore its readers to death in an age of instant information access.
The internet really highlighted the mediocrity of the Irish Times. They had mere Arts types "writing" about technology and the business of technology and failing to understand both (the Dotcom Bubble). They had property types shilling their wares in the guise of "unbiased" reviews (the Property Bubble). They had the anti-democratic biddy sucking up to the EU when the Irish people rejected Lisbon One.

It's kind of sad, really. It's of another age and the addition of McLoone only adds to its appearance of advancing dementia.
It was a good newspaper in the past. But it is a creature of the bubble and the addition that that FAS FFker really confirms it.

Regards...jmcc
 

The System Works

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Ah ffs... this is the former General Secretary of IMPACT, and chairman of FÁS at a time when they were closing swimming pools to take Traveler women out for a swim.

If by any chance you still buy this rag, here's the only reason you need to stop.
 

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What is happening at the Irish Times?

Peter McLoone, chair of FAS, during its worst excesses , has been appointed to the Board of the IT trust.

This is a man who was forced to resign as chairman - which probably explains why the potted CV published in today 's paper omits any reference to his time at an organisation whose initials were said to stand for "Filching And Stealing". Is he replacing Begg the Beard in a Buggins' Turn for trade unionists?

Whatever the explanation, the IT has damaged itself by putting this blackguard on its Board.
I reckon he will get along great with some of the existing contributors.

Suds the Plutocratic Banker,
Dan McLaughlin, the economist banker
Austin Hughes, the "soft landing" expert
Donkeylaffs
Sinead O'Connor's ex-boyfriend whose name we keep forgetting.....
 

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Perhaps they needed a real expert in losing money - after all the IT only spent 51 million on MyHome.ie at the peak of the property bubble.

Regards...jmcc
Austin Hughes must have been advising them......
 

loner

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strange appointment---he certainly did not cover himself in glory at FAS
 

DizzyMitchell

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Wow. Is this the same Irish Times who fired Sarah Carey (rightly) for her lack of integrity? Do they imagine this appointment will go unnoticed? I don't buy it any more but still, wow.
 

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Have not bought THISH!TERIMES since I began to suspect that they were going a bit too far with pushing the whole BS myth of "property prices are going up, therefore we are all weatlhy, therefore we can spend (borrow) recklessly".

Considering the role of the IT in driving tens of thousands of young people into negative equity, it is no harm to see them getting into a bit themselves with my-hole-dotie.
 

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The Irish Times: some of the worst Islamic, left-wing propaganda outside of Al Guardian.

Their former US correspondent, Sean Cronin, who furiously shilled for the Democrats, was IRA Chief of Staff (but Irish Times have never thought to mention it)

Their fiercely anti-Israel Middle East correspondent, Michael Jansen, is a devout convert to Islam (but Irish Times have never thought to mention it)

Their current US correspondent, Lara Marlowe, has called the Tea Party racist, hates Israel, was married to Robert Fisk, and puts out blatant pro-Obama talking points she was probably handed by the DNC.

Many of their writing staff have an incredibly superficial knowledge of what they write about, and it really shows.
 

Victor Meldrew

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The Times is struggling with both its finances and an identity crisis. It's been going downhill for years, trying to maintain an aura of academic respectability while simultaneously trying not to bore its readers to death in an age of instant information access.

It's kind of sad, really. It's of another age and the addition of McLoone only adds to its appearance of advancing dementia.
I've noticed that they have a significant Catholic bent in the editorial policy. During the current referendum the letters page has been full of "No" vote nutters. as has the opinion column.
 

Radix

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It's kind of sad, really. It's of another age and the addition of McLoone only adds to its appearance of advancing dementia.
And The Independent has Mary O'Rourke writing now as their 'agony aunt', I kid you not.

Two donkeys who gorged us out of carrots for the winter in their own respective ways. I've pretty much stopped buying the Indo, I've completely cut out the now completely trashy Sindo, and I only occasionally buy the Times on line now.
 

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Look, David Cochrane's never coming back.....you have to move on people...
 
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