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Paschal Donohoe paying Waterford a visit

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Someone should roll tumbleweed in front of his car.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,511 ✭✭✭ Max Powers
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    Paschal Donohoe will be in the city tomorrow. Hopefully he'll have some much needed positive news for the people of Waterford.

    https://twitter.com/Paschald/status/1169339269250473988?s=19

    Would be nice to have something positive from it, would not get my hopes up though, some positive words probably all.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,260 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78
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    Oul prudent paschal, should be interesting


  • Registered Users Posts: 134 ✭✭ Dexpat
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    Sounds promising although visits from ministers to elsewhere usually involve cutting ribbons on projects actually completed. Waterford seems to be always on a promise.

    That said the tweet mentioned local projects which hopefully primarily means the north quays.
    If funding is not announced on this visit, hopefully it will finally clear the way for its announcement soon.

    We live in hope.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,741 ✭✭✭ BBM77
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    Definitely positive he is coming down to meet the council. He would not publicise it if he was coming down to roll back on promises, he would just do it from a far. However, doubt there will be an announcement his Tweet mentions nothing but meetings. But we’ll see…


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  • Registered Users Posts: 570 ✭✭✭ azimuth17
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    Money on hands hanging. What do you expect? He is a Fine Gael Dublin minister. Can anyone ever remember a time when any Fine Gael minister since 2011 ever came to town with anything? Varadkar came here in June and proceeded to publicly lecture and criticise the four pathologists who had the temerity to mention that bodies were rotting on the UHW mortuary floor while a new mortuary had been on the HSE priority Capital Plan since 2014. He then recants, apologises and says it is a priority after a national outcry. Has anyone seen any building underway at Ardkeen?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,741 ✭✭✭ BBM77
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    azimuth17 wrote: »
    Money on hands hanging. What do you expect? He is a Fine Gael Dublin minister. Can anyone ever remember a time when any Fine Gael minister since 2011 ever came to town with anything? Varadkar came here in June and proceeded to publicly lecture and criticise the four pathologists who had the temerity to mention that bodies were rotting on the UHW mortuary floor while a new mortuary had been on the HSE priority Capital Plan since 2014. He then recants, apologises and says it is a priority after a national outcry. Has anyone seen any building underway at Ardkeen?

    Not a fan of FG but yes, saw quite a big building built in Ardkeen in fairness.


  • Registered Users Posts: 570 ✭✭✭ azimuth17
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    On the mortuary?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,741 ✭✭✭ BBM77
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    azimuth17 wrote: »
    On the mortuary?

    Misread, thought you meant in general.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    That big building has no budget for staff last time I heard.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 824 ✭✭✭ debok


    BBM77 wrote: »
    Not a fan of FG but yes, saw quite a big building built in Ardkeen in fairness.

    Would never have been started without the fundraising by the hospice people.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    "Give us a brick...."


  • Registered Users Posts: 275 ✭✭ Muttley79
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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    So then why did he come down?


  • Registered Users Posts: 134 ✭✭ Dexpat
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    So then why did he come down?

    Patience. Paschal said the money will be here soon for everything and a lot more besides. We're probably a little bit too far out from an election to announce them just yet.
    North quays money, a new greenfield university, hospital wings with actual staff to run them and maybe a monorail to the airport and a boundary extension to just outside Thomastown are on the way.
    Not long to wait now!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,841 ✭✭✭ spankmemunkey
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    PR Stunt and photo op


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,067 ✭✭✭ Junior
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    Dexpat wrote: »
    Patience. Paschal said the money will be here soon for everything and a lot more besides. We're probably a little bit too far out from an election to announce them just yet.
    North quays money, a new greenfield university, hospital wings with actual staff to run them and maybe a monorail to the airport and a boundary extension to just outside Thomastown are on the way.
    Not long to wait now!


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    did someone say monorail


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,627 ✭✭✭ Bards
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    And FG think they can secure two seats in this constituency.... If they do then people really are stupid and we deserve to be f'd


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,841 ✭✭✭ spankmemunkey
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    Monorail.. Monorail........ North Quays Development, I mean Monorail.....


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,021 ✭✭✭ hardybuck
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    Junior wrote: »
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    did someone say monorail

    Reeling on the Years was on last night, think it was 2001 because Charlie McCreevey announced the SSIA scheme.

    The show also showed him ignoring the advice of the EU and other European finance ministers about the spending Ireland was doing at the time. They were pleading him to either stop spending, or stop reducing taxes, or ideally both.

    Unfortunately Charlie didn't listen. Cautionary tale for those begging for more spending.


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