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30 May 2014 Comments Off on THE IMPATIENT PEOPLE

If elections are thermometers that take the temperature of the times, the outcome of Friday’s local government and European Parliament polls could be seen to diagnose an Irish population close to boiling point with the incumbent practitioners of politics. The trouble with such clinical findings is that they are often over-elaborately read by the media medicos – what might be a mild cold brought on by the chill of austerity has provoked some baleful prognosis that the symptoms herald a raging fever that is set to ravage the political ...

‘Scrooge’ NRA could ruin Christmas for county’s traders!

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22 Dec 2010 Comments Off on ‘Scrooge’ NRA could ruin Christmas for county’s traders!

The National Roads Authority were cast in the role of Scrooge at Friday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council when members expressed anger and disappointment at the imposition of severe restrictions by the State body on local authorities’ use of salt and other road-clearing material during the prevailing Arctic weather conditions. Fears were expressed that the county’s traders would see their business plummet during the vital pre-Christmas period because of the poor road conditions caused by returning snowfall and freezing temperatures. “How can we justify adopting a Budget today ...