" A wealth of information..."

"1169 And Counting is a wealth of information on our Republican past and present , and demonstrates how the Irish political landscape , like that of any nation, will never be a black and white issue..."

(From the ‘e-Thursday’ section of the ‘Business Week’ supplement of the ‘Irish Independent’ , 21st August 2008.)



This blog was listed as one of the 'Finalists' in the '2016 current affairs/politics' category of the Littlewoods Ireland blog awards - but we didn't win the award. But not to worry -thanks to everyone involved for getting us to the final stage of the competition and sure we'll try again the next time!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

IRELAND , 2010 : EVICTION OVER RENT ARREARS....



Leinster House politicians take from those that can't afford it - the taxpayer - and bail-out their business colleagues. Those same business colleagues - and the politicians - use that money to evict tenants who are struggling to pay their rent on time.

"A MOTHER-of-three yesterday staged a seven-hour protest on top of a ladder in an attempt to prevent her family being evicted from their Dublin council house.
48-year-old Ann Moore’s protest was in vain as the council eviction was eventually completed. After returning from a night shift in a local nursing home at 8am, Ms Moore started her protest....."

(From here.)

"A family was evicted from a house in Loughlinstown in south Dublin this afternoon after a woman spent more than six hours on a ladder in protest against the county sherriff executing a possession order for her home.
A large contingent of gardaí set up barriers on access roads leading to the house at Gleanntan estate, off Loughlinstown Drive and an ambulance was called to the scene after Ann Moore refused to dismount from the ladder, which was placed against the front wall of the house.
Neighbours said Mrs Moore had returned from a night shift in a nursing home where she is employed as a carer at about 8.15am today to discover the sherriff and some council staff already in her home...."

(From here.)

The 'mistake' this family made, in 21st Century Ireland, was in not being prepared , physically or morally, to get as 'down and dirty' as those that evicted them : they offered and attempted to meet their commitment,but they were up against a 'class' of people who have no scruples. Multi-millionaires who still want more. The Gordon Gekko's of this corrupt State - " I create nothing. I own. We make the rules, pal. The news, war, peace, famine, upheaval, the price per paper clip. We pick that rabbit out of the hat while everybody sits out there wondering how the hell we did it. Now you're not naive enough to think we're living in a democracy, are you buddy? It's the free market. And you're a part of it...." : a message has been sent from the 'Establishment' to those they prey on - " Behave. Pay-up for our greed, our mistakes and our incompetence or else we'll grind you down even more. And we still might do it, anyway..."
A white-washed wall would be too quick and clean for them.
Sharon.