Get It Off Your Chest


#4787

Kenny had similar views on northern nationalist and was close at one point to Harris. I have no doubt he was ruthless when dealing with thoes on a level but he was out of his depth when dealing with powerfull institutions i.e. EU, Banks, IMF

I know we wont agree but Imo we are lucky we have the current leadership dealing with Brexit.


#4788

Kenny…Harris…Bruton…Cruise-O’Brien…
Dudley-Edwards…etc…no difference. West Brits. Weak. Wafflers.


#4789

So the complete opposite of what your leader should be? When you lead the country you have to be confident, reassuring and ruthless in front of camera especially when representing a nation.

I fail to believe Enda was ever ruthless. He rolled over and had his belly tickled by the Troika and the rest of Europe and the striking image of Sarkozy patting him on the head summed him up rightly.


#4790

Like Americans or Brits in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc etc etc


#4791

Something that he and his ilk did said EVERYTHING about their REAL attitude towards everything Northern was how they made sure that they always attended the Enniskillen memorial but NEVER attended the Bloody Sunday commemorations. Says it all for me.


#4792

That moment when you realise that the Brown envelope no longer works…


#4793

I simply cannot count the fcuks I don’t give, about what Bono says. He is worth 700 million and pays no tax here, or very little. He can fcuk off.


#4794

Agree with ya and I find it hard to listen to the fucker on anything.


#4795

Absolute ■■■■■.


#4796

I’d ate a horse.


#4797

download


#4798

He pays more tax here than the vast majority of people. It’s his business that is registered abroad. Not himself.


#4799

And you’d imagine that the actual members of U2 have a big say in where the business of U2 is registered. It’s not like he makes parts for Dyson hand dryers in a factory in Newcastle & has no say in its CEO choosing to move the corporate HQ to Singapore, pre Brexit.

Lecturing governments on their financial & moral obligations is a tad hypocritical, if you make a business decision that deprives them of the tax revenue to fulfill those financial obligations.


#4800

Saw post earlier on twitter, these lads travelling to Davos to discuss Climate change on their private jets, hilarious, it quoted 1500 private planes arriving…


#4801

Our Government have just let us know there’s a billion euro overrun on the new Children’s Hospital. If you were a multi millionaire would you trust them to wisely spend hundreds of thousands of your cash. I know I wouldn’t.

Bono is a pain in the hole when he starts lecturing but he’s self made and what he does with his own money is his business. I’d do the exact same.


#4802

Hold on now. The overrun is sickening and has to be explained. But it is just over €400m - not a billion euro.


#4803

Of course he is entitled to do what he wants with his own money. If I won the Euro Millions jackpot, first thing I’d do is piss off to the nearest warm weather tax haven & fcuk the lot of ye. But I wouldn’t then be coming back here & lecturing the Irish government on failing to pony up for Third World debt relief or whatever. That’s my beef with him. Not taking his - and U2’s - millions to Holland in the first place.


#4804

What the fùck


#4805

No it isn’t. The original estimate was €480M, it was revealed earlier this week it will cost AT LEAST 1.7 Billion.

2012: upon announcement: Estimated Cost €480m
2016: Estimated Cost goes up to €650m
2017: Estimated Cost more than doubles to 1.4 Billion
2019: It’s revealed cost is likely to exceed 1.7 Billion.

and there’ll be ■■■■ all explained as usual. They were already in front of the Health Committee and could only loosely explain the overrun. No one is accountable and nobody will be fired.


#4806

Leo was minister for health on the initial estimate. It’s normal for projects to rise, but by over 200% is incredible.