FG Public Meeting on Jobs in Comet Pub on Swords Road Whitehall

Councillor Declan Flanagan, brother of Terence Flanagan TD, introduced and chaired a debate on jobs and NewEra the Fine Gael policy jobs and hope for the economy. Dr Leo Varadkar TD spoke very knowledgably on the economy and Bill Tormey spoke on why Ireland is in great difficulties because the government confused the private debt of the banks with the sovern debt of the people. The Varadkar website is a heavy hitter and he showed his grasp of the subject all night. It was good to see Des O’Malley the Ballymun socialist independent-Workers Party- Labour Party stalward and he has not mellowed a lot in the last 30 years that I have known him. Jim Kirby, Pere Flanagan, Noel Rock and others spoke. We cannot cut our way out of recession. That was agreed by all. There was a reasonable attendance which was heartening in the face of a warm, bright and mellow evening.