NOT from the Irish media but in the light of recent comments there I could not resist posting this link 🙂
Reading the comments here shows the nasty little racists who lurk in the shadows while Ireland wants everyone to see it as heaven on earth and a bastion of tolerance. I think they want Ireland to be like Palestine.
Most of those who comment on items at http://www.thejournal.ie seem to be useful fools of the left and probably get their hatred from their religious upbringing where they were told so often that the Jews murdered their Jesus and it sunk in. Religious brain-washing. see today’s effort at http://www.thejournal.ie/israel-palestine-peace-talks-1012837-Jul2013/
“Rates of immigrants who become Irish citizens are among the lowest in Europe, new research has revealed.” And why not, most are just in Ireland because of it’s overgenerous benefits system. However there are many people from across the globe who have made Ireland their home and who enrich our society. The rules on entry need to be tightened.
Some of the comments at the link below give an indication as to how Obama’s PR on this case is working on the gullible and we do have a lot of these in Ireland
Reading the comments on this item one can see that there has been a lot of brain-washing done on behalf of the profiteers involved in this fraud. Moat of the comments are from city and town dwellers who will not be affected by the building of these towers. The people of Dublin will be familiar with the office block known as Liberty Hall which at 59.4 m (195 feet) high will be dwarfed by the current generation of wind towers which are 300 to 325 feet (100 meters) plus blade. These will be superseded by towers of 200m in the near future. And all for no benefit to anyone other than the investors.
Posted in the public interest from a comment in thejournal.ie
Brendan Halligan is the chairman of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. As chairman of the SEIA, he plays a pivotal role in shaping Government policy and incentivising renewable energy, and is privy to sensitive information.
In 2007 Mr Halligan was appointed as a director of Mainstream Renewable Energy Ltd, a wind energy company founded by his friend and business associate Eddie O’Connor a position he still holds while simultaneously acting as chairman of SEAI. He then invested just over €500,000 in buying shares in the company in August 2008.
Mainstream has now signed up hundreds of farmers across the Irish Midlands as part of it’s plan to export wind energy to Britain.and has been busy lobbying Mr Rabbitte, who is also Mr Halligan’s former colleague.
Brendan Halligan is also the Chairman and founder of the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA). The following is taken from the IIEA website, “The IIEA provides a unique forum in Ireland for corporate networking. It annually hosts over 100 events which afford its members unparalleled access to the highest-level speakers, decision-makers, and thought-leaders at national, EU and global level.”
Foundation Members to the IIEA is €12,000 a year, please see attached list of members.
BANK OF IRELAND TREASURY
BORD NA MONA PLC
DELOITTE & TOUCHE
DUBLIN AIRPORT AUTHORITY
GOLDMAN SACHS INTERNATIONAL
IRISH FARMERS ASSOCIATION
IRISH FARMERS JOURNAL
NATIONAL TREASURY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
PIONEER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LTD.
SHELL E&P IRELAND LTD
It sure is a small world.