The whole country has been up in arms since last week’s budget and the announcement that the medical cards for the over-70s would be harshly means-tested. There were other controversial movements in the budget also but this seemingly is the one that has grabbed most of the headlines and caused the most controversy. The aim… Read More »Dressing it up
As words cannot contain the overwhelming feeling of rage that I have at the moment I will be brief. Earlier today I made a comment to Shane that if today’s budget was delivered and the metro in Dublin was not cut from it, there would be no future for this country. The budget was delivered and… Read More »Budgie 2009 – Talk is cheep!
Following a line of questioning in the Dail yesterday by Brian O’Shea (Labour TD) to Batt O’Keefe (Minister for Education) on the subject of the outstanding application for re-designation of WIT as the University for the South East, the Minister said that a decision is likely within a matter of weeks. Read the story in… Read More »Decision on University for Waterford?
Imagine you were doing up your living room, or maybe your kitchen. Yes, let’s say your kitchen, and you want a new granite worktop, new presses, new tiles, new appliances and sure why not make a snap decision to get yourself a handcrafted table and chairs! Right, your budget, granite worktops don’t come cheap but… Read More »Cost of redecorating
Well it would appear that we are in recession after all the staving off that we tried. Difficult times are certainly ahead and this is a time for much questioning and reflection upon how our country has been managed over the last number of years of unprecedented growth and great times. Unlike the early 80’s… Read More »It’s official – we’re in recession!