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  • Major TNT
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    In a completely stupid haze of ineptitude the government has given itself an award for the procurement process for the disastrous public services card...
    All this before different government departments start suing other over the whole thing.
    FG are corrupt, incompetent and warped but this is really messed up.

    "The Government has given the process at the heart of the ill-starred Public Services Card (PSC) - which now appears headed for the courts - its overall award for high-tech excellence.

    The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has found it was illegal for the Government to insist that citizens use the card to access public services other than welfare.

    Now it appears likely that various arms of the State will end up suing each other in expensive and complex court actions."

    https://www.independent.ie/irish-new...-38523414.html

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  • Captain Fantastic
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    Originally posted by Major TNT View Post
    One of the main reasons fine gael pushed for the public services card was their claim that it would reduce welfare fraud. Turns out that was a massive load of bs.
    60 plus million wasted on this nonsense and the people responsible are still in their jobs.

    https://www.irishexaminer.com/breaki...rt-951380.html

    The Government’s policy of retaining its citizens’ personal information upon registration for a Public Services Card has no impact with regard to preventing welfare fraud, the PSC’s original purpose.

    That is the finding of the Data Protection Commissioner’s long-awaited report into the card which was published this evening.

    The Commissioner, Helen Dixon, said that “no evidence has been proffered”, save for a single case study, by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to show that such information, primarily utility bills, is necessary in order to identify identity fraud in the first place.
    I think even your most die hard fg member would admit it was/is a govt attempt to bring in a national ID card by the back door

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  • Major TNT
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    One of the main reasons fine gael pushed for the public services card was their claim that it would reduce welfare fraud. Turns out that was a massive load of bs.
    60 plus million wasted on this nonsense and the people responsible are still in their jobs.

    https://www.irishexaminer.com/breaki...rt-951380.html

    The Government’s policy of retaining its citizens’ personal information upon registration for a Public Services Card has no impact with regard to preventing welfare fraud, the PSC’s original purpose.

    That is the finding of the Data Protection Commissioner’s long-awaited report into the card which was published this evening.

    The Commissioner, Helen Dixon, said that “no evidence has been proffered”, save for a single case study, by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to show that such information, primarily utility bills, is necessary in order to identify identity fraud in the first place.

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  • Major TNT
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    Another massive clusterfcuk by Fine Gael. This time its the public services card. Main cheerleaders included paschal and regina doherty.
    60 million plus wasted on this. Will both of them and the civil servants involved be fired by leo or is he afraid to do anything as per usual?

    https://www.thejournal.ie/public-ser...68677-Aug2019/

    "Not only is there no legal basis, according to the DPC, for a PSC to be required for anything other than welfare payments, the department’s retention of the data of millions of people also isn’t lawful and that information must now be destroyed.

    Minister Paschal Donohoe was certainly a fan.

    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar previously said it’s something “that is actually of real benefit to citizens”.

    The minister who runs the department which administers the card, Regina Doherty, has also been a long-time proponent of it. "

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  • lawrence
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    Originally posted by Major TNT View Post

    But make sure you keep supporting those local fine gael and fianna fail geniuses and their never ending promises, pledges and plans eh!
    Transport 21, Ireland project 2040 etc etc. What's next, Ireland 2100?

    Dont forget the motorway between limerick and cork when you're stuck in traffic heading up and down to games in Musgrave Park & Thomond..
    And whatever happened to the deepwater port plan for foynes? It would have come in handy with brexit..
    Mehole Martin won’t be long trying to use this as a stick to beat FG with whenever he seeks to distance himself from the coalition he has been instrumental in.

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  • Major TNT
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    Originally posted by lawrence View Post
    Another blow for Cork as the dunkettle project gets put back for at least a year.

    https://www.irishexaminer.com/breaki...ar-944107.html

    FG are really showing themselves up as completely unnable to deliver on crucial large scale projects.
    But make sure you keep supporting those local fine gael and fianna fail geniuses and their never ending promises, pledges and plans eh!
    Transport 21, Ireland project 2040 etc etc. What's next, Ireland 2100?

    Dont forget the motorway between limerick and cork when you're stuck in traffic heading up and down to games in Musgrave Park & Thomond..
    And whatever happened to the deepwater port plan for foynes? It would have come in handy with brexit..

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  • lawrence
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    Originally posted by McCloud View Post

    Your surprised?
    Nope, only a matter of time before the announcement was made. We could do with a Healy Rae in Cork, because having party loyal TD’s at the top table isn’t worth a w@nk.

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  • McCloud
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    Originally posted by lawrence View Post
    Another blow for Cork as the dunkettle project gets put back for at least a year.

    https://www.irishexaminer.com/breaki...ar-944107.html

    FG are really showing themselves up as completely unnable to deliver on crucial large scale projects.
    Your surprised?

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  • lawrence
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    Another blow for Cork as the dunkettle project gets put back for at least a year.

    https://www.irishexaminer.com/breaki...ar-944107.html

    FG are really showing themselves up as completely unnable to deliver on crucial large scale projects.

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  • Major TNT
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    Originally posted by Sulla View Post
    With 500k requests in a month, sounds more like a bot or hack got in someones computer. Also does it include staff piggybacking on internal WiFi with their personal mobiles?
    Are you really suggesting that staff in the department of an taoiseach attempted to access inappropriate adult sites over half a million times in less than a month, from their personal mobile phones while using the wifi in the department of an taoiseach?

    Have they nothing better to do? And isnt use of the departments wifi via personal devices a massive security breach?

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  • Major TNT
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    Originally posted by tippete7trees View Post

    Hmmm. You seem suspiciously knowledgeable about these things
    Doesnt he just...

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  • tippete7trees
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    Originally posted by The Last Stand View Post

    Agree plus .....

    You mistype Irishtimes.com with irishtimrs.com them you will be blocked with modern software. Some systems are very sensitive or indeed may have a small positive list.
    Hmmm. You seem suspiciously knowledgeable about these things

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  • The Last Stand
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    Originally posted by Wallyman View Post

    There are a lot of things you can bash FG for. Civil servants in the Dept of the Taoiseach doing what employees in every office in the world do isn't one of them however.
    Agree plus .....

    You mistype Irishtimes.com with irishtimrs.com them you will be blocked with modern software. Some systems are very sensitive or indeed may have a small positive list.

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  • Sulla
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    With 500k requests in a month, sounds more like a bot or hack got in someones computer. Also does it include staff piggybacking on internal WiFi with their personal mobiles?

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  • Wallyman
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    Originally posted by Waterfordlad View Post
    500k blocked in 24 days!!!!!:

    Leo Varadkar’s departmental staff attempted to access “inappropriate” sites including porn, gambling, and other adult material but were blocked.

    Despite staff in the Department of An Taoiseach being warned that work computers are provided for “business purposes” and that access to inappropriate websites will be blocked, the total number of requests which were blocked between July 6 and July 30 was 503,582.

    The attempts to access banned websites were recorded by the department’s strict firewall, documents released to the Irish Examiner reveal.
    There are a lot of things you can bash FG for. Civil servants in the Dept of the Taoiseach doing what employees in every office in the world do isn't one of them however.

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