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11-06-2019, 23:26   #46
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Underground rail system linking the airport to the Connoly and Huseton stations.
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11-06-2019, 23:27   #47
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Make the housing crisis the no 1 priority ,build 30 k housing units per year ,
give the council money to repair the 1000,s of empty council flats.
Even working people find it hard to find quality rental housing.
The tds, politicians are on high wages ,they are not looking to rent
a small flat or share a house with 4 other tenants .
Some international companys are now avoiding irish citys as a base , because there is a shortage of quality rental units.

Theres no accountability for any one in the government or the civil service,
if someone screws up they might maybe retire early with a nice pension .
When theres a big screw up, the people responsible will not be named .
But there will be committees and investigations which cost millions .
A report will be published which will be vary vague and no person will be named .
eg this happened, that happened ,
some dept or governmnet body did something or was not quick to react to certain events .
Unless someone commits financial fraud , or commits a serious crime ,
no one in the civil service is held to be responsible for anything

So even though you believe that the state completely lacks accountability, you want to hand the councils a tonne of cash to build

Are you a taxi driver?
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11-06-2019, 23:33   #48
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I'd like to change the school system. Mainly the secondary one.
Firstly I'd like to see more practical classes(I know people say your meant to learn it at home but we don't live in an ideal World).
I'd also like to see more subjects/courses being offered especially in the second half of secondary. Some would be for the more academic students and others for the more vocational students.
I'd also look into the amount of subjects you have to study.
Cooking and nutrition should be taught. And a basic exercise plan.

Save alot on obesity.
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11-06-2019, 23:35   #49
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I'd put a roof on it.
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Outlaw private health care and private schools.

Everybody should contribute to the same system. If rich people want their children to go to better schools then they should invest in the whole system.
They do. It's call taxation.
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Stricter sentencing for violent repeat offenders.
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Finish separating Church and State by taking all schools and hospitals (and the associated properties) out of the ownership, control or influence in any capacity of religious orders.

It should be the norm to go from birth to burial without any interference from them.
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11-06-2019, 23:41   #53
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Make the housing crisis the no 1 priority ,build 30 k housing units per year ,
give the council money to repair the 1000,s of empty council flats.
Even working people find it hard to find quality rental housing.
The tds, politicians are on high wages ,they are not looking to rent
a small flat or share a house with 4 other tenants .
Some international companys are now avoiding irish citys as a base , because there is a shortage of quality rental units.

Theres no accountability for any one in the government or the civil service,
if someone screws up they might maybe retire early with a nice pension .
When theres a big screw up, the people responsible will not be named .
But there will be committees and investigations which cost millions .
A report will be published which will be vary vague and no person will be named .
eg this happened, that happened ,
some dept or governmnet body did something or was not quick to react to certain events .
Unless someone commits financial fraud , or commits a serious crime ,
no one in the civil service is held to be responsible for anything
EU directive that basically means that all new social housing has to be A rated is something that is totally screwing everyone. A logical thing would be that the energy rating of new social housing needs to be in the top X percent of housing stock. A rated means that all the stock that the state owns should just be sold off as it will never be A rated.
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Fire everyone in the HSE and immediately rehire the resources that actually add value and do not duplicate effort.
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Complete rebuild of the health service (keeping any efficiently functioning elements)
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Build enough housing so they are not treated as a commodity.

Everyone needs to live somewhere. Basic functional accommodation for everyone. Anyone who wants anything better are free to buy anything better they can afford. Mortgages would be much cheaper.

Raise the amount at which the higher rate of tax kicks in.
Tax people on the dole. Then it can be seen as a payment they get, but it helps build a culture where everyone pays something from what money they get.

Every expense the government has should then be on the table.

I think the above approach would help foster better working conditions for most of society. It makes working pay. It makes getting a home easier. It takes away any incentive to 'play' the system. It allows working parents to have more flexible hours.

I think it would work for the betterment of society anyway.

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The ability to actually medium and long term plan infrastructure and urban development rather than the usual reactionary knee jerk style.

What needs to go: The 'sure it'll be grand' attitude, it's funny and twee in trivial circumstances but at the root of many ills, sweeping problems under the carpet in the naive hope they'll go away.

The sneaking regard for the cute hoor.

Lack of civic responsibility, Mé Féinism, stroke pulling.
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Moaning.

The constant moaning about how we are a third world country when we aren't. Far from it.

Like we are the only country in the world with issues.
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12-06-2019, 00:25   #59
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I'd like people to support an Irish football team as well as a British one.

So you want us all to support Derry City then? ;-)

(They'd love me for that one)
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The weather, think France has the best all round climate, I'd happily change ours for theirs.
Very broad statement, the edges of Normandy probably have Galweigan weather half the time. Cote d'Azur though, perfect, you could have your own vinyard beside your McMansion
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