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Day of protests...doh doh dooooohh

  • 18-06-2022 3:42pm
    Registered Users Posts: 716 ✭✭✭macvin

    So Paul Murphy the self proclaimed leader of the Cost of Living Coalition that seems (according to Mr Murphy) to included Whiners about Profit, sinn fein, social democrats, ICTU, and Union of Students (do they all know he is their self proclaimed leader?), had a day of protests today.

    He had plenty to say on RTE & Newstalk about it and in various media, but stumbled whenever asked what exactly he wanted.

    Anyway, in a city of 1.2 million, about 600-800 people turned up.

    To put in in context, a bottom of the table league of Ireland match on a cold went monday night would get a bigger crowd.

    Has to be seen as an abject failure. And shows most people know that this is a world wide issue and knee jerk pandering to those that shout and who primarily receive one of the highest social welfare rates in Europe is not the answer.

    Maybe Mr Murphy will realise that even in the face of economic hardship, people still will not give his mouthy whiney style any credibility whatsoever



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,332 ✭✭✭buried

    Every political party gombeen, greedy, cowardly, shyster, hypocrite hoping to get elected into the next Dáil would want to get all every last single one of their thick deluded team fanboy and fangirls out voting for them in the next twist because that's all they will have. Every other sentient Irish person has cottoned onto the game and won't be there for any of them, FF, FG ,SF or PBP or whatever else is currently making a holy show of themselves trying to make out they can make a difference in a world where they have literally zero influence on any realm of power whatsoever. Times up.

    "Lunar South is Solar East" - W. B. Yeats

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,189 ✭✭✭Brucie Bonus

    The general public deserve better. I don't care which politicians or parties jump on the band wagon. its like the water protests were the general public protested and the arseholes made it all about Paul Murphy. Giving out about the shinners and Murphy sure helps avoid the issues and the public protesting. Its a **** bore.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,542 ✭✭✭skimpydoo

    Does anyone know why Labour did not take part today?

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,509 ✭✭✭✭Galwayguy35

    I haven't much faith in the shower we have in Government.

    I have no faith at all in SF and the looney left.

    Mary Mac played that crowd like a fiddle today.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,769 ✭✭✭rolling boh

    I presume the numbers wre fairly paltry around the country if the Dublin protest was anything to go by unless you can get the middle ground out the protests will acheive nothing and a waste of day off .Irish people love to complain but rarely take to the streets in big numbers with only a few exceptions over the years .

  • Registered Users Posts: 202 ✭✭AngeloArgue

    I'm getting the same vibe as before the 2008 crash. Politicians trying to outdo each other on all the giveaways their promising. Inflation seemingly unstoppable, American tech companies looking overvalued and overstaffed, a weak euro the only saving grace in our competitiveness.

    This whole thing has the potential to turn sour. Except next time where's the bailout coming from?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,712 ✭✭✭MFPM

    Somewhat typical of discourse on sites like this, no comment on the actual issues, hurl a few slurs and abusive remarks around at politicians who probably can't do right from doing wrong in your eyes and then recede back into the anonymity the site affords you.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,712 ✭✭✭MFPM

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,414 ✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    2008 wasn't an inflationary cost of living crisis.

  • Registered Users Posts: 796 ✭✭✭Eduard Khil

    Buy now regret later it has been the Irish way forever. It used to be on tic now it's I need a new sofa,car,holiday,ah sure tge credit union will give me a loan.

    This is going to be a bigger financial disaster that the great depression when the stock markets crash and the cryptocurrency debacle falls like a house of cards the banks will not be generous to businesses or the public alike.

  • What, if any solutions were proposed at today’s meetings?

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,255 ✭✭✭✭Fr Tod Umptious

    But that is exactly what is causing the inflation.

    Too much money chasing too few goods.

    Employment is still strong, there are still COVID savings being spent, but the supply can't keep up.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,414 ✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    I agree but I'd qualify it with 'workable solutions'.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,712 ✭✭✭MFPM

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,712 ✭✭✭MFPM

    There were several from what I heard though that's no relevance to the post I ws responding. Though it's interesting that the posters ridiculing the protests didn't put forward any solutions either.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,414 ✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    You're the very one who drew the comparison when there isn't one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,167 ✭✭✭Andrewf20

    The strange thing is this cost of living crisis may be a good thing for climate change. Rampant consumerism will have this planet half wrecked in a matter of decades potentially. Im sicked to death of the waste in this throw away society. The only way to get people to value things more is to reduce our wealth from what I can see.

    Also: The only thing that seems very expensive in this modern world is housing. Food, clothes, cars, computers etc are all quite cheap for what they are.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,255 ✭✭✭✭Fr Tod Umptious

    But the water charges protests had a very definable goal

    To remove water charges.

    How does this protests movement define when it reaches it's goal?

    When things become affordable again?

    Who defines affordable?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,578 ✭✭✭✭nullzero

    Spot on.

    It's as if people forget that politics attracts psychopaths and narcissists ("only the other side are like that, not the paragons of virtue I identify with").

    They'll all step over your warm corpse to get their hands on your money.

    Glazers Out!