Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Tralee bypass and Tipperary super casino are latest sticking plasters for the Euro!

The Irish budget which will supposedly allow the bailout for Ireland bandaid for bankers to proceed will likely pass this afternoon thanks to some last minute pork barrel politics as reported in the Irish Independent, linked here.

There is an interesting item in this same areticle regarding the tuition fee fiasco across the Irish Sea, on which topic I have blogged already today, that is contained in the following quote which nicely contrasts the relative degrees of pain actually being applied in England versus Ireland:

Government sources confirmed last night that the increase from €1,500 to €2,000 next year will only apply to the first child in college -- subsequent children in college simultaneously will continue to pay €1,500 a year.

I cannot guage the reactions of England's students whose £9,000 pa will perhaps form part of the 8 billion pounds that Osborne is donating to the Irish portion of the Euro's doomed resuscitation!

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