Sunday, August 27, 2006

Recent posts of mine on IrishElection

Oh Dear Scare-tactics media again

From the Sunday Times

IRISH people are more likely to be victims of crime than any other country in the EU — according to a new European commission study.

Now that is an indictment of the government. We really have the worst crime rate in the EU. Oh wait

the report, which is based on citizens’ experience and perceptions rather than government or police figures,

So basically we don’t have the worst crime we just think we do. So who’s fault is that then? Perhaps the media for always saying crime is high.

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Educational Disadvantage.

Looking through the local papers for the local paper section I was struck by the amount of references to the cost of going back to school. Education is to me the most important thing for a country to work on and should be the most important priority for any party. So when I see parties more interested in giving corporate welfare to Boeing then insuring that every kid gets a decent education I am not a happy bunny.

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Migrant Workers

The Irish Independent reports on the Government’s plans to introduce work permits for the 2 new accession states Romania and Bulgaria.

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