Tuesday 27 June 2017

Fine Gael/Labour messed up every one of their initiatives

Taoiseach Enda Kenny meets Labour leader Joan Burton at Grand Canal Dock in Dublin last month. Photo: Tom Burke
Taoiseach Enda Kenny meets Labour leader Joan Burton at Grand Canal Dock in Dublin last month. Photo: Tom Burke
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I voted Fine Gael/Labour last time but could not this time, as I lost confidence in their ability to deliver real change and effective policies.

They have messed up every major initiative, bar the bailout, which, thankfully, was the Troika's remit and not theirs. Their solution to the acute and fundamental problems in health was to waste valuable tax revenue on implementing universal GP care for children, irrespective of how wealthy their parents may be, while elderly are lying on trolleys in A&E and waiting lists are growing prohibitively.

Then they go and waste more of our tax revenue creating a monopolistic Irish Water with huge costs that include excess staff, gold-standard salaries, lucrative bonuses, benchmarked increments and millions spent installing meters all before a drop of water has been treated.

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