What is the difference between Iceland and Ireland?

sport02

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One letter and six months!!!!!!!!

Okay that was the joke doing the rounds sometime ago before we were forced to own up to our economic armageddon.

But take a closer look between our two countries, it seems the joke is still on the Paddy's

The Icelanders just like us felt their inept goverment should not be allowed steer them out of their armageddon, they over-threw them.
Us Irish, have we?

The Icelanders forced their goverment to give them a referendum on a bailout.
Us Irish, have we?

The Icelanders were so angry, they wanted accountability, their former prime-minister is facing a special court on charges of negligence in the country's finances.
Us Irish, what have we done? Anglo employess still with-holding passwords.

The citizens of Icelandare now writing a new constitution.
Us Irish, what are we doing? Can we get engagement in political reform?

Are we still the backwards Irish, or can we be pro-active?
 


Berty

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All I know is that they are laughing at the way we are doing nothing to to stop the govt ploughing taxpayers' money into the banks. :eek:
 

Run_to_da_hills

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In Ireland those that were responsible for this whole mess either get promoted or else retire on fat pensions.
 

Berty

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In Ireland those that were responsible for this whole mess either get promoted or retire on fat pensions.
Yes, the Irish way seems to be,reward the failure of the fat cats and slash the minimum wage......etc etc etc.

Let's hope that stops sooner rather than later.
 

SlickWilly

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Iceland despite a smaller population would hve far more sane people in it! It will be out of the mire before us even Afghanistan, Iraq and North Korea might be.
 

Interista

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What is the difference between Iceland and Ireland?
Unemployment rates, for one thing.

When I was in Iceland last September, our guide told us with dismay that the unemployment rate in Iceland was 7%. That's about half the current Irish rate.
 

Freedom front

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We are a failed nation ,

We are led by corrupt inner circle of Public sector unions , Public sector employees teachers, Professors , Protected Professionals Doctors, Lawyers etc ,& Bankers Until we break this comfortable inner circle we are doomed to this Boom Bust model.

Remember all our Politicians are drawn from these ranks of the inner circle, they are the problem
 

JasonMac

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The protest in Dublin last Saturday said it all.

I travelled a long way to be there there among the 50,000 to 120,000 that took part. The crowd was too quiet and the turnout was way too little.

There should have been at least one million people at that protest.

But I guess it was too cold outside and most people realised that they would never get out to protest and be back home again on time to see the celebrities on ice show on the television afterwards. :(
 

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slx

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People don't seem to get this.

If you protest now you can stop the damn thing happening.

If you wait until after it happens, I can guarantee you will be so fuming mad that you'll be out protesting, but by then it will be too late.
 

Broke

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All I know is that they are laughing at the way we are doing nothing to to stop the govt ploughing taxpayers' money into the banks. :eek:
The people of Iceland have a strong backbone,where as the people of Ireland have a weak backbone.
 

Biffomania

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The difference is "dys" - Iceland has a functional government, Ireland's is dysfunctional.
 

A view from England

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Ireland - Euro
Iceland - Krona
 

eoghanacht

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Look the Unions had between 50k and 100k out on the streets last Saturday, if they weren't already bought off the bosses would have called for a gen strike and for everybody to march on the Dáil there and then to demand the removal of the inept Gov from the negociations with the IMF/ECB.

They didn't and it's not just them those in attencdence outside of a small few just packed up and went home safe in the knowledge that they 'did something'.

Ah well. We have them because we deserve them we are a bunch of serfs happy to have a few crumbs off the top table.
 

Buddies

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Look the Unions had between 50k and 100k out on the streets last Saturday, if they weren't already bought off the bosses would have called for a gen strike and for everybody to march on the Dáil there and then to demand the removal of the inept Gov from the negociations with the IMF/ECB.

They didn't and it's not just them those in attencdence outside of a small few just packed up and went home safe in the knowledge that they 'did something'.

Ah well. We have them because we deserve them we are a bunch of serfs happy to have a few crumbs off the top table.
Yes this is true. We still have a week though don't we
 


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