Wednesday 22 February 2017

Party time?

Published 12/03/2012 | 05:00

I see that the celebratory photo session trumpeting the significant Fine Gael achievements of year one in office has been derailed by its Labour coalition partners.

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With welfare cuts being applied to the disabled, the infirm and child benefit -- in addition to cuts in fuel allowances for the elderly, reductions in special needs assistants and a raft of other reductions -- it is entirely inappropriate for the self-congratulatory back-slappers and mutual admiration wing of Fine Gael to have a love-in.

To engage in shallow ego-stroking on the very day 2,500 AIB workers were informed they were to be made redundant displays a callous indifference to the plight of those struggling to stay afloat.

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