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Our latest democratic republican socialist… September 16, 2021

Posted by guestposter in Uncategorized.

Noted before that the latest addition to the ranks of Ireland’s democratic republican socialists has had some interesting comments about issues here and there – not least with regard to a report on how the state should follow the Swedish response to Covid for the sake of businesses. But add to that this remarkable expression of solidarity with public sector workers from July last year...

A Government backbencher has accused public servants of laziness and claimed that they are using the Covid-19 pandemic as an excuse to “lie on the couch and watch box sets”.

In a broadside attack on “many elements of our State agencies, Government departments and local authorities” Fianna Fail TD Marc MacSharry alleged State employees were opportunistic in using the crisis “to do nothing”.

In the Dáil late on Tuesday night the Sligo-Leitrim TD said he had “dealings” recently with one State agency “where no one will be back in that office until the end of August”. They are working from home and “you have to talk to an answering machine”.


…he contrasted that effort with “many elements” in the public service who are “using this situation as cover to lie on the couch and watch box sets, returning an odd call here and there and doing the maximum of the minimum to tick over during this period”.

Productivity had fallen and “that is unacceptable”, he said.

“Whether it was “opportunism”, “laziness and/or poor management, it needs to be addressed because the country needs all its officials working at full tilt to get productivity levels up to the maximum so we get through this crisis in the best possible way”. He contrasted poor public sector performance with private sector activity much of which was back “at full tilt”.

Though in fairness if this is what he thinks Fianna Fail’s democratic republican socialism means he is probably absolutely right, in every sense of the word ‘right’. 



1. EWI - September 16, 2021

There are many shouldn’t have been allowed progress beyond the county councillor stage.

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banjoagbeanjoe - September 16, 2021

He’s up there with the top gobshites in the Dáil for sure.


sonofstan - September 16, 2021

Hotly contested, that one.
two Healys-Rae (hat tip to Paul Murphy for that), Grealish, Collins, Mattie…

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banjoagbeanjoe - September 16, 2021

Two Healys-Rae. So it’s the Healys-Rae not the Healy-Raes.


gypsybhoy69 - September 26, 2021

Ah Jaysus, Michael McNamara deserves an nomination.

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2. cbd oil - October 18, 2021

Republicans have ruined this country


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