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Water Charges Meeting New RossThe Brandon House Hotel in New Ross will host a public meeting opposing the water charges on Tuesday 21st October, at 8pm. Mick Wallace will be joined alongside other speakers and the event is open to all.

Statements were made in the Dáil on Wednesday May 9th regarding the EU presidency. Governor of the central bank, Professor Patrick Honohan indicated on Tuesday that the European bailout fund should be used to directly recapitalise banks throughout Europe. In agreement with this, Mick addressed the situation in Europe regarding the worsening situation in Spain. Ireland takes up the EU presidency on January 1st 2013. You can watch the coverage here. I also welcome the comments made yesterday by Professor Honohan. It would have been a lot better if the European financial system had dealt with the banks’ problems rather than passing them on to citizens. The notion of turning private debt into State debt has been the root of most of the present crisis. It has been an interesting time in Europe for a while, and the last few months have been no different. Without doubt the strongest statement coming from Europe in recent months has been that politicians are out of touch with the people they are supposed to represent. The policies are not working, the method of government is not working and the people are certainly not working. We have seen an upheaval right across Europe. It is disingenuous of the Taoiseach to say that he is all in favour of French president-elect Hollande’s approach to the problem and to the fiscal treaty, given that we have rolled along with everything so far. Whatever the Germans have told us, the Government says: “Oh yes, that’s the best for us; and if a growth pact comes along, sure grand, we’ll take that too”. Clearly, however, Mr. Hollande has a few other ideas just to show that he is a little bit different. Prior to his election, The Economist magazine said that he was a rather dangerous individual who genuinely believes in the need to create a fairer society. My God, that is something to worry about. He is also in favour of eurobonds, although I do not see the Germans agreeing to that idea. What he is really seeking, however, is an acceptance by Germany that the intra-euro area imbalances are two-sided. The reason the periphery overborrowed is because the German financial system overloaned. The imbalances still exist and the Italians have been at pains to point that out lately. In Italy, the economics spokesman for the PDL - the largest party supporting Mario Monti’s technocratic Government - Mr. Renato Brunetta, said it was “intolerable” that Germany could finance its debt at costs below the level of inflation, while the rest of Europe was paying on average three percentage points more. “We cannot give as a gift this competitive advantage to Germany. This is provoking the destruction of the European club,” he said, adding: “If there is not a commitment by the European Council in June to amend the fiscal compact, it won’t be ratified.” Italy is probably only at the start of its problems and given the manner in which it is going about fixing them I fear for the Italian people. We do not need to discuss Greece, given that two thirds of the people there have clearly said “No” to austerity. In addition, it will not be long before the Dutch have their say in September when fresh elections take place there. Spain has become the new basket case. Next week it will be two years since Zapatero’s socialist Government adopted the first austerity measures and passed a series of structural reforms. These measures brought about the electoral suicide of the Spanish socialist party. Now the conservatives find themselves in a similar situation. Little more than 100 days after gaining power, they have alienated citizens by pushing austerity well beyond their electoral mandate only to find themselves as heavily penalised by the great financial markets as Zapatero was. It is true that the markets are making life difficult for the Spanish Government, but that is no surprise. What is outrageous is that while Spaniards face recession and soaring unemployment, the Bundesbank president, Jens Weidmann, who is also a member of the European Central Bank’s council, states that above 6% interest rates for Spanish sovereign debt are not the end of the world. I am sure they are probably not the end of the world for Germany, but they are surely not making things easier for the Spaniards. Austerity has no doubt taken a larger than expected toll. Demand is falling for loans to businesses and consumers despite ECB action to help the region’s banks. The confidence fairy seemingly does not exist. The notion that by slashing spending confidence will return to businesses and consumers, and that they will all start spending again, has been blown out of the water at this stage. This Government promised to be different from the Fianna Fáil-Green Administration, and was elected because of that promise. If there is one thing that stands out for the people more than anything else, however, it is that this Government is the same as its predecessor. People do not see any difference. That is why 50% of the people refused to pay the household charge because they are disillusioned beyond all belief. They were so glad that an election came around last year so that they could change things at last. They thought they would change things by putting Labour and Fine Gael into government, yet they got more of the same.

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The Eireman X Triathlon will take place in Courtown, County Wexford on Saturday, October 1st 2011. The event is a great advertisement for Wexford and takes in some of the most scenic coastal areas the South East has to offer. Check out the website for entry details as well as any other information you may need. www.eireman.org We also have a link to a flyer for the event on the Wexford Youths website......http://www.wexfordyouthsfc.ie/Eireman.html Eireman X began its life as an Off – Road Triathlon. The swim, off-road cycling and cross terrain running combo has been a big hit with people. This is an alternative event that has more fun and adrenaline than normal races, with a bit of madness in-between and some degree of skill of course. However, we acknowledge that not everyone likes open water swimming, so in 2011 we are pleased to include the option of the Off–Road Duathlon. This is a Run – Bike – Run. Same course = same madness. For those who are looking for an extra stimulus from triathlon, mountain biking, cyclo-cross or adventure racing or just looking for Craic in general this will be right up you street. Be warned: this is neither a classic mountain bike course nor a straight forward triathlon. You are going to get wet (swimming or not). You are going to get muddy. You will carry your bike over obstacles in the woods. You will be jumping into rivers and climbing out of them. But most of all you are going to enjoy this ;-)

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On Tuesday, June 21st children, parents and special needs assistants gathprotestered outside the gates of the Dáil to protest against primary level education cuts. Representatives from Wexford schools such as St Senan's, Enniscorthy, St.Fintan's, Taghmon and Scoil Mhuire, Wexford brought banners, placards and megaphones to the capital to show their distress as a direct consequence of Government cuts to education. The protest was launched at a press conference organised by Mick and the other members of the Technical Group. Below is a press statement sent out by the Technical Group and you can watch coverage of the event here. Members of the Technical Group of TDs are taking the unprecedented step of coming together in a joint press conference to highlight what they call the criminal damage being imposed on all children by the continuance of the cap on SNA resources and the reduction in resource teaching hours. The TDs representing the small parties and independents have a diverse range of views on many social and economic issues but are uniting in their outrage that the most vulnerable in society are being made to pay the price for the mismanagement of the economy. Speaking at the Press Conference Clare Daly TD (Socialist Party/United Left Alliance- Dublin North) said, “It is an outrage that with only days to go before the end of the school year, parents and teachers still do not know the level of SNA resources for next year. SNAs do not know whether they have a job. Minster Quinn plans this week to write to the schools and announce the level of SNA resources being allocated. The lateness of the decision is a crude attempt to cut across opposition. We are today putting him on notice that the Technical Group TDs will not stand by and allow our children’s futures to be sacrificed to pacify the ECB. We intend to put the government under sustained pressure on this issue both inside and outside the Dail until the cutbacks are reversed and all the necessary supports for all primary children are put in place. We are encouraging parents, teachers and students to step up the protest action to demand an end to the cap on the number of Special Needs Assistants.  The government will be aware that you cannot put a cap on the number of children with additional needs, entering the system. Reducing the level of support affects all children as teachers struggle to cope with the needs of these children, while maintaining the duty of care they have to the rest of the class. These cuts must be reversed.” Mick Wallace TD (Independent – Wexford) outlining some of the devastating cuts in learning support, said, “I want to congratulate parents, teachers, and pupils from Wexford schools who are today protesting outside the Dail to highlight these issues. In one school alone 6 SNAs have been cut. This cannot go unchallenged and everyone needs to make a stand and let this government know that we will not allow this happen. By 2013 interest payments on the EU/IMF deal will exceed the entire education budget. This is totally immoral and a step too far by the Fine Gael/Labour government. Severe cutbacks are being implemented in the area of learning support as follows: ·        Resource Teacher for Travellers posts and teaching hours for Traveller pupils will be withdrawn, effective from 31 August 2011. According to the Department of Education, there were 488 whole-time equivalent RTT posts at primary level at the end of January 2011, and 221.54 at post-primary level. Although some of these posts are to be used for adjustment or alleviation purposes, the government aims to remove 600 posts net. ·        Withdrawal from 31 August 2011 of the Visiting Teacher Service for Travellers, resulting in the loss of 42 posts. ·        The removal of 47 Rural Co-ordinator teaching posts for DEIS schools. ·        A phased reduction, over four years, in the number of Language Support Teachers; 125 of these posts will be eliminated by September 2011. We believe that there needs to be a serious campaign to have these cuts reversed and we will not rest until the level of investment in primary education is protected so that all children can develop to their potential.” Catherine Murphy, (Independent – North Kildare) said, “Although introduced by the Fianna Fáil/Green Party government as part of Budget 2011, the new Fine Gael/Labour coalition refuses to roll-back on cuts that will impact severely on children and their families across the country, and are in fact making the situation worse. The cuts, which come into effect in the 2011/2012 school year, will have a negative impact both within and outside the classroom as key resources are either reduced or removed entirely and school transport fees are introduced. An annual transport charge of €50 will be introduced for children living more than two miles from their schools who are currently eligible for free school transport. As well as this, children living less than two miles from their school and currently availing of free transport under the Central/Closed School Rule will lose their transport eligibility. In addition, some children may lose their transport altogether as the number of pupils required to retain or establish services on a particular route is set to increase from seven to ten. Cuts targeting the areas of learning support will not only negatively affect the children availing of these services but will have a knock-on effect across the board as teachers are put under increased strain due to dramatically reduced resources. Despite the targeted nature of the cutbacks, their impact will be felt by children, staff and parents across the education system. “ Richard Boyd-Barrett – (People Before Profit/United Left Alliance – Dun Laoghaire) said, “Over 200 schools will receive letters this week telling them that they will lose SNA’s. Some schools have already received them. It is utterly obscene, that children and particularly our most vulnerable children should be asked to pay the price for the gambling and greed of banks and speculators. The removal of these vital supports is not only grossly unfair – it is utterly short-sighted and economically stupid.  These cuts will hit the most disadvantaged children hardest – Traveller children, those with special needs and English as a second language, but they will lead to a serious deterioration in the quality of education for all children. If those that need special support in the classroom are denied it, it will lead to the disruption of the entire class – classes that are already too big and barely manageable for teachers. High quality early education is the single most important building block if we are to lay the basis for economic recovery and avoid social breakdown. To persist with these cuts is a recipe for disaster. Minister Quinn said recently that not to read to your child amounted to a form of “child abuse” – so how much more is it child abuse to deny children the education resources that they need.     The government should pull back now from these cuts and if they don’t they should be met with a sea of protest by parents and anyone who cares about our education system and the social and economic future of this country.” Initiative Supported By Technical Group TDs :Mick Wallace, Clare Daly, Catherine Murphy, Richard Boyd Barrett, John Halligan, Finian McGrath, Maureen O’Sullivan, Joe Higgins, Joan Collins, Seamus Healy, Luke Flanagan, Thomas Pringle, Shane Ross, Stephen Donnelly, Mattie McGrath, Tom Fleming.

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