The descent of man

•May 12, 2009 • Leave a Comment
The descent of man

The descent of man

Iceberg? What iceberg?

•May 11, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I stopped trying to figure out where to start when describing Mary Harney. Its not easy to accurately describe her, its virtually impossible to understand her and try as you might you cant remain objective. There is no neutral ground when it comes to your health, you’re either with her policies or against them.

Mary Harney, THE Regressive autocrat

Mary Harney, THE Regressive autocrat

I make no apology for being against them, Ive seen nothing worthy of support. I find it strange that a woman who recieved less then 5000 1st preference votes, belonging to a now defuct party has control over the health services of almost 5 million people. Stranger still is that shes still there, but then when you consider who sits along side her on the front benches, maybe its not that strange after all.
In line with the ‘revolutionary’ thinking of her party, free market policies were incorporated into our health services, economies of scale, centralisation, privatisation would solve our woes. We pumped in more money then ever, hired more managers and consultants and lets not forget co-location to free up all those badly needed beds, the future should be rosy, free and equitable health for all, all we had to do was wait……..
And wait we did, 3 years on and co-location has yet to yield a single extra bed, waiting times have increased, the HSE now resembling its creator has become bloated only with consultancy firms and managers and even now with a budget of 16 billion a year, we still cant afford €14 million to immunise 12 years olds and save up to 90 lives a year. €14 million for 90 lives, thats about €150,000 per life, thats less than you pay in overtime to private consultants Mary, you know like the ones who work for MKC.

I wonder how much MRPA KINMAN (now MKC) made in consultancy fees, working for the HSE? Weren’t they the same firm that set up HIQA? Aren’t they the same firm chaired by Brian Geoghegan? Isn’t he married to the minister for health?
I wonder how much money Brian Geoghegan makes from the carparks in our PUBLIC hospitals, better still I wonder how he got contracts for carparks in public hospitals?
I wonder how much of that €14m needed to save 90 lives a year goes to Mary Harneys husband, goes to Mary harney?
Im not sure when Adam Smith spoke of the ‘invisble hand’, this is quite what he meant, I think the PD’s (2 of whom also happen to be directors of MKC) got their free market economics confused with cronyism and cowenomics. Even the free market is not this callous, surely 12 years olds are more important than profit margins Mary? then again, maybe not.
So where do you draw the line Mary? When does the health of these people supercede the interests of the shareholder?
The elderly,
The disabled,
Cancer patients,
Medical card holders,
Prescription drugs,
Whos left? The mentally ill- no, Its a long time since you gave up on them- no profit there but cancer patients, thats where the real money is.
In the Northwest theres not enough patients to justify radiotherapy in a public facility but there are enough ‘customers’ to justify it, in subsidised unregulated private hospitals. But its not about profits is it Mary? its about beds or rather the lack of them, you’ld never subsidise private hospitals so they could cherry pick the profitably procedures?
Would you?

Like I said at the start:
This ship is definitely going down Mary and once again the lifeboats are full, and its the people in steering class that are getting left behind but what do you care?
You’re gone one way or the other, the only question is whether you walk through the door or get pushed and when.

Fianna Fail cllr sells house to his own council.

•April 30, 2009 • 1 Comment

Tom MacSharry, a Fianna Fail Sligo Borough Councillor, the Sunday World reports, sold his house for €250,000 to Sligo council last month. The young solicitor and nephew of former EU Commissioner Ray MacSharry was asked on the steps of Sligo Courthouse about the ‘ethics’ of the deal, deferring the question he later said that he had no comment to make.

Questions are being asked as to whether a conflict of interest exists as the sale of the second hand home, came in the middle of a massive housing slump, which sees new empty houses all all over Sligo, some going for as little as €165,000. The sale has also been reported to the EU competition directorate.

It comes in the wake of a similar deal by a labour cllr in Wicklow. There is rising anger amongst the pub

Fianna Fail Cllr.

lic who see this as an abuse of power and gives politicans and members of councils and unfair advantage in a very harsh housing market.

Cllr McSharry has pulled out of this years local elections since the sale although its not noe whther its related to this latest Fianna Fail scandal.

Fianna Fail Cllr. Tom Mc Sharry

Devins defies critics by sinking to even lower depths

•April 26, 2009 • 1 Comment


By falsely claiming that your stance on Sligos cancer services was the reason for your demotion, you’ve only confirmed what we already knew, that you’re bottom feeding right wing scum. Its an insult to us, that you think anyone is stupid enough to believe this nonsense, you must really be desperate to try this stunt but then again, class was never one of your strong points.

Which one of these was the stance you took for Sligos Cancer Services?

  1. Your support of Mary Harney, the HSE and Fianna Fail in trying to remove Sligo’s Cancer Services.
  2. Your stance against the campaigners, who regularly visited you office to try and convince you to help.
  3. Your stance against the medical staff in SGH, denying their statistics and ribbishing the certified results from there.

Which one is it Doctor?

After turning his back on the very people who elected him, Devins thought he could rely on Fianna Fail to protect him. Not so Jimmy, they care about you as much as they care about the rest of us. You sold your soul to the party and the price was €53,000. Make it last becasue you’ve got no friends left here.

That oath you took was actually called the HYPOCRATIC oath, you may have mispelled it.

The Usual Suspects

•April 26, 2009 • Leave a Comment
From the incompetant to the incapable.

From the incompetant to the incapable.

Which one of these is:

A Liar?

A Hypocrite?

An Idiot?


Or just plain Useless?

Welcome to Greffen Hunters

•April 22, 2009 • 1 Comment

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Sick of the constant abuse of authority by so-called public representatives

Whether its politicans abusing their expenses, selling properties to local authorities at inflated prices or getting criminal buddies out of jail, the list is endless. We all know the stories and yet nothing is ever done. Fianna Fail have turned the Irish government into their own cash register and its time they were held to account. We are not powerless but we have to tip the balance back in our favour. Information is power and that we have in abundance.

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•April 21, 2009 • 1 Comment

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