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  1. Comment on What exactly has OFMdFM done in the last six months (warning, it’s not impressive)?
    on 21 January 2013 at 12:37 pm

    This is also the central theme of the critique that Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has been making for the last year.

    Someone should post a copy of the article to SF’s Eoin O Broin.

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  2. Comment on Conall McDevitt has left the SDLP with some explaining to do.
    on 9 January 2013 at 6:19 pm

    As an opening post, this strikes me as either really silly or completely disingenuous.

    The Irish Indo piece (and McDevitt’s contribution to it) is clearly and obviously not making any of the points suggested here. The point, which is actually a good one and politically v damaging for SF, is that the Leader of a party that preaches the evils of private healthcare to the rest of us, is actually the benficiary of extraordinarily expensive private healthcare in the US.

    Criticism of those who point this out is actually pretty sinister – are you proposing that there is no issue with Gerry Adams whipping up public anger about a policy that he personally approves of and benefits from?

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  3. Comment on NI Water: Senior executives failed to act on early signs of crisis…
    on 31 December 2010 at 10:48 am

    Once again Slugger goes down the cul-de-sac. We’re sitting here debating the fine points of representative democracy while a guy is sitting on a quarter of a MILLION pounds per year who plainly just hasn’t done his job and he’s effectively ignored!

    We get the politicians we deserve.

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  4. Comment on NI Water: Senior executives failed to act on early signs of crisis…
    on 31 December 2010 at 1:49 am

    @Nevin. I see that, but I thought the nub of the fall out was that McK didn’t like being told that he was going too far on cuts…

    Or at least that was the premise if the Delargy investigation on UTV

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  5. Comment on NI Water: Senior executives failed to act on early signs of crisis…
    on 31 December 2010 at 12:39 am

    The decision of the company to blame the state of infrastructure is odd – did the current Chief and the former Board not fall out because he wanted to cut further and faster than they thought was sensible?

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  6. Comment on OFMDFM: “NI Water’s response was clearly inadequate…”
    on 30 December 2010 at 1:26 am

    It’s remarkable how little attention is being turned on the performance of the guy actually running the show in NIW – not Conor Murphy but Mr McKenzie. He’s like MacCavities Cat.

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  7. Comment on Sinn Fein surge taking ground from Labour in a volatile electorate…
    on 16 December 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Also worth noting that behind the spin, Fine Gael are actually just 2.7% ahead of where they were in the 07 general election. When they lost…

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  8. Comment on NI Water: External auditor offered NIW a retro-fit..
    on 13 December 2010 at 9:25 pm

    This is a remarkable story.

    Has anyone taken the time to go back and watch the original PAC hearings starring Ms Brennan and the rest after reading this article?

    You should. I have.

    Remarkable. In any other jurisdiction in these islands, they’d all be out on their ears.

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  9. Comment on Northern Ireland Water: Procurement was a legacy of DRD management
    on 11 December 2010 at 12:31 am

    Be assured of one thing. Slugger is only beginning to get to the dark heart of this…

    It will be back on our front pages again before too long. Big question remaining is whether or not MSM will stay awake this time around.

    They should…

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