JAMES CONNOLLY-HERON, Cllr Micheál Mac Donncha and Local News have won a resounding
victory against state-sponsored vandals intent on destroying the historic 1916 sites
in and around Moore Street.
In issue after issue, starting with our North paper of May 2014 (see right), we have
begged, pleaded and argued with a succession of Ministers, TDs and government advisors
to preserve the entire east terrace. Fresh from court, Connolly-Heron generously
acknowledged our help: “Many thanks to Local News.”
In 2014, when we pointed out National Monuments boss Terry Allen that a mis-dating
error would condemn key buildings — with fast food replacing them — he replied with
the now-infamous remark:
“You can’t make an omlette without breaking eggs.”
But now the only
egg is on the faces of the would- be vandals. Meanwhile Local News thanks and congratulates
Cumann Gaolta 1916, the Save 16 Moore Street Committee and particularly James Connolly
Heron for their tireless, decade long fight and their wonderful victory. Local News
will now push for their plans to be implemented in full.
LOCAL NEWS MOORE ST CAMPAIGN • Paul Kelly
100,000 JOBS TO GO IF WE DON’T FREEZE SME LOANS
PROPHETIC: Our 2014 story on Prof. Kelly’s warning
You can see the terrifying detail of how and when this will happen by listening to
the Professor’s UCD lecture, which you can find » here on YouTube.
The good news is that Professor Kelly also tells us how to stop this catastrophe.
by Paul Kelly
His solution has been tried in the US, and has worked. He would triage the thousands
of SMEs that currently have large property loans. The viable ones would be given
a five-year “reprieve” during which repayments would be cut or paused.
Most, he said, would emerge unscathed, and the cost to the taxpayers would be minimal.
Unfortunately, he warns, politicians barely recognize the existence of small and
medium size enterpises, let alone bother about their problems: “They [SMEs] don’t
hold press conferences, they don’t give out free drink to journalists, they don’t
make political contributions.” But, as the Professor warned the Irish public:
“Most of you work there!”
In his prophetic 2014 lecture, Prof. Kelly warned that the crisis would hit
when the ECB’s Mario Draghi began to do a “stress test” on Irish banks. Draghi
would demand a cleanup of loan books, with borrowers forced into bankruptcy.
But ECB enforcers may have to wait in line:
While some are busy counting votes and doing Dáil deals, vulture funds like Goldman
Sachs, Cerberus and CarVal will be smashing in SME doors by the thousand, collecting
IOUs bought for a pittance from government-owned AIB and BoI .
Last week we contacted the larger parties and asked them to make SME survival, and
vulture-fund protection, an election issue. True to Professor Kelly’s prophesy, we
Only AAA/PBPA took us seriously. Bríd Smith pledged to act. And thanks also, Aengus
Ó Snodaigh (SF), for your support.
So now only the “New Left” have even a prayer of solving a crisis that Fine Gael,
Labour and Fianna Fáil are too dim or distant to recognise, much less tackle. That’s
why we need Bríd Smith in the Dáil. Let’s hope we elect fifty more like her.
That way, we’ll have someone on our side of the door, saving our jobs, when the goon
squads come calling.
THE PROFESSOR who predicted the housing bubble of 2008 has predicted an Irish small
business crash — and it’s already started to happen.
This site repeated his warning nearly two years ago. Just before the local elections
of May 2014, we said, “VOTE, and make your job the number one election issue.”
We explained that UCD’s Professor Morgan Kelly spotted something that economists,
politicians and journalists had ignored: Ireland’s greatest jobs providers — small
and medium sized businesses (SMEs) — were up to their necks in debt. His message:
“If they crash, thousands of jobs will go.”
WARNING: WINDOWS 10
WILL DESTROY YOUR PC!
• DO NOT install it • REMOVE IT if you can*
READ the full shocking story about about this bug-ridden product — and the corporate
politics that allowed it to be unleashed. Already it has frozen up PCs, and particularly
printer connections, all over the world. All the details are in the print edition:
Local News North, out from March 31. • * To get rid of Windows 10, ignore Microsoft
and go to: http://www.howtogeek.com/220723/how-to-uninstall-windows-10-and-downgrade-to-windows-7-or-8.1/
[If the link is not “live”, just paste it in.]
But beware: when you get rid of Windows 10, it will keep trying to come back — sometimes,
without you doing a thing! So remain vigilant, and meanwhile complain via letter
to Bill Gates at his foundation address:
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 440 5th Ave N., Seattle WA 98109