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  • lawrence
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    Originally posted by Stanley View Post

    "Of the 40 schools built by WBS during the Celtic Tiger era’s rapid building programme, 14 schools are understood to have been completely fixed. Remediation work on a further eight schools is due to begin in the new year".

    This is down to FF and God only knows what bribes might be alleged to have been paid not just to the overall contract but to the individual sites up and down the country, think back to the relocation of Govt Depts fiasco.

    The FF lads would have been a lot smarter about stuffing their pockets this time round as the Mahon Tribunal was running around this time and telling them how not to accept bribes, the offshore route was the one to take.

    You can pretend this is a FF problem if you want, and they may have been at the helm for some of it but this is from 2018 it’s most likely that both (who now share a bed so well) are as incompetent as each other.

    https://www.irishexaminer.com/breaki...is-881552.html

    The Irish Examiner can separately reveal today that the department insisted three years ago there was no need to close any WBS schools after initial fears were uncovered — claiming checks had shown “no indication” of widescale serious safety flaws.


    FG are the party that continued to award WBS contracts after the fire defects had been identified and claimed that they didn’t need to close schools either.

    Attorney General consulted over awarding of school building contracts to WBS

    http://jrnl.ie/4303957
    Last edited by lawrence; 25th-November-2019, 22:01.

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  • Major TNT
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    Yet the fg muppets in government will someone try and tell everyone that they are fiscally responsible...

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/irel...htas-1.4092366

    “Significant” and costly structural works had to be carried out to fit a €808,000 state-of-the-art printer into the Houses of the Oireachtas offices in Leinster House.

    Internal emails show that Oireachtas officials miscalculated the measurements required for the Komori printer to fit into either of the two printing rooms in the building on Kildare Street.

    Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show the Oireachtas estimated the work required to accommodate the printer would cost €236,000. This included tearing down walls and embedding structural steel in order to give it the height clearance it needs to operate.

    However, building sources have said the final bill for building works would have amounted to substantially more.

    The machine – which is 2.1m high by 1.9m wide – was delivered to Ireland on December 5th, 2018, by the UK manufacturer. But it was placed in storage in Ballymount Industrial Estate, with the company’s Dublin agent, Portman Graphics, because the relevant works had not been completed.

    The storage costs amounted to €2,000 a month, after an initial gratis period of four months. The total cost amounted to €12,000 when the printer was finally installed on September 28th, 2019, according to the documents.

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  • Stanley
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    Originally posted by lawrence View Post
    45,000,000.00

    Yep €45 million.


    Thats the amount of money the government wasted TODAY. Just TODAY

    https://www.irishexaminer.com/breaki...ed-963250.html


    https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019...ireland-fined/
    "Of the 40 schools built by WBS during the Celtic Tiger era’s rapid building programme, 14 schools are understood to have been completely fixed. Remediation work on a further eight schools is due to begin in the new year".

    This is down to FF and God only knows what bribes might be alleged to have been paid not just to the overall contract but to the individual sites up and down the country, think back to the relocation of Govt Depts fiasco.

    The FF lads would have been a lot smarter about stuffing their pockets this time round as the Mahon Tribunal was running around this time and telling them how not to accept bribes, the offshore route was the one to take.

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  • lawrence
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    Originally posted by Wallyman View Post

    Except they didn't? The €40m for the school remedial works was spent over the course of months, not today, and they're sueing WBS. It's also less than planned for.

    The €5m is a problem Bertie Aherns FF government created over a decade ago.

    I'll all for bashing FG, but at least use stuff that's actual their fault.
    Except they aren’t.
    they are sueing WBS for two of the schools and WBS are suing them for payment for other schools that have been signed off by the government as completed.

    and blaming FF is a bit rich when FG have been at the helm for so long.

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  • Wallyman
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    Originally posted by lawrence View Post
    45,000,000.00

    Yep €45 million.


    Thats the amount of money the government wasted TODAY. Just TODAY

    https://www.irishexaminer.com/breaki...ed-963250.html


    https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019...ireland-fined/
    Except they didn't? The €40m for the school remedial works was spent over the course of months, not today, and they're sueing WBS. It's also less than planned for.

    The €5m is a problem Bertie Aherns FF government created over a decade ago.

    I'll all for bashing FG, but at least use stuff that's actual their fault.

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  • lawrence
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    45,000,000.00

    Yep €45 million.


    Thats the amount of money the government wasted TODAY. Just TODAY

    https://www.irishexaminer.com/breaki...ed-963250.html


    https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019...ireland-fined/
    Last edited by lawrence; 12th-November-2019, 19:20.

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  • Waterfordlad
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    Originally posted by Major TNT View Post
    the question as in why 4 fine gael MEP's voted against helping drowning migrants?
    Which is not good in my opinion. I was just curious to see how the normally abstaining SF MEPs voted.

    Thanks PK

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  • Piquet
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    According to Miriam Lord in the Irish Times of the 26th of Oct, Matt Carthy of Sinn Féin voted in favour of the motion.
    Last edited by Piquet; 3rd-November-2019, 11:36. Reason: Added the link.

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  • Major TNT
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    the question as in why 4 fine gael MEP's voted against helping drowning migrants?

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  • Waterfordlad
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    Originally posted by Major TNT View Post

    Any comment on 4 fine gael meps voting against helping migrants drowing at sea other than 'look over there its sinn fein?!

    How very arlene foster of you..
    I’m neither FG or DUP, so answer the question thanks

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  • Oldschoolsocks
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    Originally posted by Major TNT View Post

    Any comment on 4 fine gael meps voting against helping migrants drowing at sea other than 'look over there its sinn fein?!

    How very arlene foster of you..
    Answer the question

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  • Major TNT
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    Originally posted by Waterfordlad View Post
    Did the Shinners vote in this one?
    Any comment on 4 fine gael meps voting against helping migrants drowing at sea other than 'look over there its sinn fein?!

    How very arlene foster of you..

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  • Waterfordlad
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    Did the Shinners vote in this one?

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  • Major TNT
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    Voting against helping migrants stranded at sea. Would you not describe that as a very right wing action?

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  • Viigand
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    Fine Gael very right wing? You’re having a laugh.

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