Get on yer bike, Bertie
The government must finally have sorted out all the problems with the Health Service. They must have rebuilt all those schools that were falling down. They must have sorted out the mess that is Special Needs Care, and Care for the Elderly. In fact they must have resolved all those problems that have been plaguing us for so long.
Because they are spending €40,000,000 [yes – that’s forty million euro] on a cycleway along the Dublin coast from Sandycove to Sutton, and they could only be doing that if the money wasn’t needed anywhere else.
Now the people of Ireland, from Malin Head to Carnsore Point, from Louth to Kerry have been demanding this cycleway for years. It is almost a national obsession. It is a vitally needed resource that is going to bring in millions of euro to the country. Not to mention the tourists. This has been a political hot potato for decades. In fact, I can remember Eamonn De Valera mentioning the need for a cycleway from Sandycove to Sutton in one of his speeches back in the 60s.
So we can all rest happy now, safe in the knowledge that our money [yes – it’s our money; not the governments] is being spent so wisely.
Bertie – get on your bike…..
P.S. for those who don’t believe me –
Please say this is a joke.
Sorry. I wish I could.
It was on the RTE News on Sunday. I had to replay it twice off the website because I couldn’t believe it myself. And had to replay it a third time because I had to recheck the figure.
I’ll use this. Is that OK?
I just came to check you weren’t senile or something.
Holy shit, that is mental.
I will use it and think it is a good use of money. 40m is not a lot of money for something like this, although I doubt that it will come in on budget.
You are, of course joking. €40 million is not a lot of money? What?
Try arguing that with the old people who are freezing because of lack of fuel allowance, or young families who are barely scraping by from day to day. There are 40 million better ways of spending the money.
Who wants a cycle path from Sandycove to Sutton anyway? Get the Dart!!
Ah! You are kidding! Right? You had me going there..
Gavin seems to be a little delusional… my son goes to school in a
prefabricated building, and there is no secondary school in our area!
Yet Bertie and co can find 40 million for a cycle path. This is insane.
I think you’ll find that Gavin is being [slightly] tongue-in-cheek.
We should make up stickers about this [and loads of other money wasters] and plaster them all over the election posters when the time comes 😉
Use the dart? The substandard Dart service. We were subject to a heavy fine as a result of carbon emmisions. Cycling is an environmentally-friendly method of transport. If we reduced our emissions, thus evading such penalties and punishments, we could pump the “saved” money into such areas as Education and Health. Are you complaning that Government is actually doing SOMETHING for once? It IS better than nothing, contrary to popular opinion. It will be used.
Hi Ruth! You’re going back in time a bit?
All I am saying is that it should be a question of priorities. I think Health and Education should be the priorities. While I am all for cycling, I think, for example that the needs of the disabled are greater?