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Bogus cycle tracks that have to be shared with cars?midget said:Besides the smoking Ban
Can you not do any better then that?Trojanhorse said:God ye are the biggest shower of ungrateful b******d
Do people not remember the dark days of FG in power.............................................................................................................AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
In the 1980s the Irish economy was the weakest in Europe and Irish people were unemployed, underemployed and too often unable to live in their own country.martin TYRONE said:Bertie Ahern has done nothing for us.
In the 1980s the Irish economy was the weakest in Europe and Irish people were unemployed, underemployed and too often unable to live in their own country.
Ireland today enjoys the second lowest national debt, the second highest minimum wage, the biggest spend on infrastructure and the fastest growth in spending on health in Europe, and the most generous tax and welfare system in the world for single-income families on the average minimum wage.
The driving force behind the Government is An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.
Ask the tens, or hundreds, of thousands of Irish people forced to leave their own country during the last, glorious, full-term FG/Lab government whether it was a good administration. Given that even senior FG figures admit that it was a desperately poor government (and try and blame Labour for its failings) I'm surprised you're trying to defend it. I won't defend the economic record of the FF government from '77. But we've seen countless times before that independent thinking isn't a strong point of many FG posters on this site.Yes, of course I know that. And yes, I am blaming it on FF - as does any economist with half a brain. FG/LAB inherited an almost impossible situation, and quite simply had to take drastic measures to keep the IMF out. Any idea who left them with that mess to clean up? Think hard about it. But over the 4 years of the FG/LAB govt, at a time of high worldwide inflation, they managed to stabilise the national debt and budget deficit in absolute terms - effectively reducing it.