Wednesday, October 07, 2009

What was that 'Yes to jobs'?

Well I suppose the Irish 'Yes' slogan is right if we are talking about jobs for bureacrats. How about jobs for ordinary Irishmen and women,

Since Saturday's referendum result what do we have? (Hat tip
Dundalk: It has been announced that 60 jobs are to be lost at the Moffat Engineering
factory in Dundalk.40 of the jobs to go are on the shop floor.The remaining
posts will come from administrative staff.
Aer Lingus: will announce a severe package of cutbacks including up to 650 job
losses in the morning.

There are also fears of anoither 500 going at the state run Board Na Mona peat cutting plant,
Fears have been expressed for the future of 500 workers in Bord Na Mona after it
was confirmed two midlands power stations will be closed for prolonged periods
over the course of the next two years.

Not forgetting Intel, yes the firm that bunged 500,000 Euro at the Yes campaign
Meanwhile, Ireland's biggest private employer, Intel, yesterday told almost 300 workers they were being made redundant. Management met individually with the staff at the Leixlip, Co Kildare, plant to give them the bad news.

My favourite sign of economic malaise post Lisbon though has to be this,
Pupils at a national school in Co Cork have been asked to provide their own toilet paper to help off-set costs.Catherine O'Neill, the head teacher at St John's Girls National School in Carrigaline, has written to parents asking them to help the school save money

Vote Yes for Bronco!


Dick Puddlecote said...

Reckon there might be a few Guinness-guzzlers feeling conned right now?

Anonymous said...

Hi Friends,
There is nothing to worry about getting jobs in Delhi, because talent doesn't fade away from the world.

Gawain Towler said...


Of course not, and don't get me wrong, I am delighted to see India doing so well. The point is that the Irish were lied to, that is all.