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category clare | politics / elections | news report author Friday November 28, 2008 12:04author by Fine Girl Report this post to the editors

No mention of safety concerns or giveaway of resources

Pat Breen, Fine Gael TD from Bunratty, showed that he's been listening to the lies about natural resources, and he believes them, when he spoke about Corrib in the Dáil.

The sad thing is that his acceptance of the nonsense peddled by Shell and the Green Party means that instead of an opposition testing and challenging the government we have a docile and pointless group of placemen waiting for a chance to get into government simply to get a few things for their constituents and jobs for their friends.
Deputy Pat Breen surrounded by a crowd of admirers
Deputy Pat Breen surrounded by a crowd of admirers

He said:
"I welcome the Minister, Deputy Ryan, to the House and I am delighted he has stayed to hear the debate." Serious opposition there. The Green Party are obviously not worried about Fianna Fail going down the tubes because there will be a warm seat for them in government with Fine Gael.

But here's where Deputy Breen shows his almost forensic knowledge of the situation regarding Corrib gas:
"I also commend him for his first national energy efficiency action plan 2007-20. It is important we have the plan in place in order that, when our resources come on line, in particular the Corrib field, they are used as efficiently as possible. In that way we can become almost self-sufficient in gas."

"almost self-sufficient in gas"? In what way? By giving all the gas to Shell and Statoil? Everyone knows that Corrib will be more of a benefit to the Norwegian economy than the Irish economy, but all this fool can think about is pipelines reaching his constituency. He really believes that the Irish people will benefit from Corrib.

Don't think anything will change, in relation to Corrib or anything else, when there is a change of government.

Related Link: http://www.finegael.ie/news/index.cfm/type/details/nkey/22485
author by Seán Ryanpublication date Fri Nov 28, 2008 13:36author address author phone Report this post to the editors

"Almost self-sufficient in gas."

Surely this is as welcome as "almost not drowning."

Lord save me from the eejits!

author by indo readerpublication date Sat Nov 29, 2008 13:05author address author phone Report this post to the editors

From today's Irish Independent (the rip off that the Corrib deal is so widely known that even the Indo accepts it- pity Eamon Ryan is still defending it). -

>Saturday November 29 2008

>Former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds is known for his "wheeler-dealer" image. He was once asked by former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf to start peace talks between Pakistan and India.

>But there's another example of his ability to close a deal -- from his close associate Martin Mansergh.

>During a recent debate on the Gas Amendment Bill, the junior minister told the Dail that there were plans to pipe gas from Kinsale gas field to the North in the late 1970s.

>"Indeed a deal was negotiated by Albert Reynolds when he was Minister for Industry and Energy in 1982 with Adam Butler, who was a junior minister in the North.

>"Unfortunately, Mr Reynolds struck such a good deal that two years later Margaret Thatcher (then British Prime Minister) vetoed it and it did not proceed," Mr Mansergh said.

>Pity Albert wasn't still in charge when we negotiated the deal on the Corrib gas field.

Related Link: http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/wheelerdealer-alberts-a-gas-man-1557601.html
author by Billy Idlepublication date Sat Nov 29, 2008 14:27author address author phone Report this post to the editors

FG have alway been a right wing party expousing Anglo American models of captalism, foreign exploitation of Irish people, natural resources etc.(their views on the Northern situation over the years and the Corrib gas issue are good examples) and the curtailment of civil liberties. Its sad the the general public think they will get something different and/or better than what we have under FF if they vote Kenny Lite and his merry band of blueshirts in. The only difference between the parties is that FGailers tend to be slower and therefore a little less devious then their FF twin. Corruption wise they are fairly evenly matched if one is to be beleive a recent expose' on dodgy planning which exposed it to be rife up and down the country. indeed it appears to generally worse in FG controlled CC's compared to FF ones according to the Primetime report.

author by Platopublication date Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:09author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Does anyone know if this in the same Pat Breen who is the Regulator at RegTel?

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