The members of Dáil Éireann must send out a message of hope according to Minister of State Sean Connick during a contribution to the House on the Fiscal Outlook.“Things are bad and people are suffering but this House must send out a message of hope.”“I want to give a message of hope regarding the four year plan to address the difficulties this country is now encountering. We should look on the Plan as an opportunity not a threat.”“We must address the many shortcomings and difficulties that have built up over the last 20 years. It will take political courage and initiative to take down these barriers.”“This Government to date has shown such courage but we now must move fast and think quicker. We must be proactive rather than reactive. We must follow through on the many various reports on our shelves. We must set targets and methods of measuring them achieving that then moving on.”“Regarding the Croke Park Deal we must set targets and measurable updates on a weekly basis. We must see what has been delivered and work towards fostering a flexible workforce with an ability to deal with issues as they arise.”“We must instil a value for money ethos in everything we do. We need to address the burden on small business by reducing red tape, by adjusting the way we fund local government, the way in which local rates are levied.”“We must appeal to the media to start bring an end to two and a half years of negativity.”“In fact, Morning Ireland is turning into Moaning Ireland. Yet last Wednesday Morning Ireland came from Wexford where they highlighted the Opera Festival. It was a wonderful show and indicated to me that RTE need to get out more and talk to people on the ground and report on positive news stories. They need to interview those people who are fighting back and getting this great nation back on the highway to recovery.”“The December budget will be a taste of political coverage we must use it as the opportunity to make the tough but necessary decision to secure the future of generations to come.”“I have great faith in the people of Ireland and our ability to pull together to work in the interests of all sectors of society. We must make changes now for the better and to learn from the mistakes that have been made to ensure that we end up with a fairer, better society. We must build on the many positive developments that have taken place,” concluded Minister of State Connick.
Well done to the Wexford All Ireland Camogie Champions 2010. A brilliant match and a fantastic welcome by all towns for the girls.
I am saddened by the passing of our colleague in the Oireachtas, Senator Kieran Phelan.I want to extend my deepest sympathies to his wife Mary, his five children and his extended family.May he Rest In Peace
Minister Connick announces 1.36 Million for New Ross Quay Front Development Plan.
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