[/QUOTE]That is rubbish.
Why the big focus on just the Pope's funeral I wonder ?
Why leak this one, and not the other events / functions she has attended abroad ?
Couldn't agree more. Non-issue.In my view it is perfectly correct for the President and a delegation to attend the funeral of a pope.
Such meetings also have a secondary use - they offer a chance for bilaterals between government figures.
The cost of the visit would not be decided by the President. It would all be arranged by the Government, so if there is an issue with the costs the responsibility belongs with the government as they made the decisions and picked the hotels.
As you wish!Some day I'm sure you'll back that up with facts
Its obvious that the Irish president is being deliberately embarrassed by a miffed civil servant
who have/has taken umbrage at her recent mild and veiled criticisms of prima donna behaviour in the work place.
Dont you know that the highly expensive ,highly paid and innefficient mandarin public servant class are not to be criticized by anybody.?
Anybody who dares will be punished.
Off topic ranting.As you wish!
Diplomatic immunity: Examiner: Papal Nuncio Claims Diplomatic Immunity in Fr Fortune Sex Case
Sovereign immunity: Pope has immunity in abuse trials: Vatican
Voting the wrong way is a sin: "A vote for Parnellism is vote for adultery!" and so on ad nauseam, taking in Divorce in the Free State, the Mother and Child debacle, right through the divorce and abortion referenda of the 80s and 90s. Were you not on this planet until recently?
Hospital ethics: How about the time that the Mater had to stop testing a cancer drug because it required the subjects to use contraception?
Wealth: Be honest now, do you really think the lads at the top take that eye of the needle stuff seriously? The palaces, the investment funds, the cash remittances to the Vatican Bank? At least they got scorched when the bottom fell out of the market.
I doubt that any of this is really news to you, and these could be dug up in just a couple of minutes. Other examples abound, as you are probably aware. But it's good of you to give me an opportunity to point out the ridiculousness of giving that multinational corporation the status of a state.
FF,Anglo & NAMA are all off topic and not relevant.Funny we never heard Mary say a word about FF Anglo and SCAMA ?
Is that the level of trust we can have in the Irish president when she chooses to selectively criticise the PS but stays silent about the mismanagement in the sectors that have plunged us into economic chaos ?FF,Anglo & NAMA are all off topic and not relevant.
The issue is the integrity of the public service has been further eroded by a breach of faith concerning the confidentiality of the Irish presidents foreign trips etc.
This serious breach of faith by a public servant comes immediately after a serving Irish president directed a mild & veiled criticism at that public service.
Is this now the level of trust the Irish taxpayer can have in its public servants?
So now you reveal your true colours and by implication support the disclosure of confidential information to the media by public servants.Is that the level of trust we can have in the Irish president when she chooses to selectively criticise the PS but stays silent about the mismanagement in the sectors that have plunged us into economic chaos ?
True to form, when you've got nothing resort to the old ad hominem again.So now you reveal your true colours and by implication support the disclosure of confidential information to the media by public servants.
The Irish president,everybody and anybody in the state,all their private information will be disclosed should they dare criticize the public service.
This is what Luigi Vampa is attempting to justify
So a mild remark that workers should not be mean and nasty to others at work is now an attack on state employees.True to form, when you've got nothing resort to the old ad hominem again.
FF Mary thinks it's ok to attack employees of the state with no right of reply, but stay silent about the banking corruption.
Firstly, I dont work for the PS, but dont let that prevent yourself from having another ad hominem heart attack.So a mild remark that workers should not be mean and nasty to others at work is now an attack on state employees.
:evil: Luigi is out of touch.
He illustrates the vicious pride of the very worst sort of public servant who believes public servants as a body are entitled to constant deference and respect and that anybody who dares criticize them even mildly will be attacked.
The Irish public service has not covered itself in glory in recent years.
The health and educational services are still below par despite billions being pumped in
Many of these state employess will know what a real attack is when thousands of them are made redundant because they refused to co-operate in restructuring and refinancing the public service.
:evil:Luigis whinging and moaning about what the Irish president did not criticize along with his covert support for state treachery by public servants is enough to make anyone reach for the vomit bag.