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We hate Being Told We’re FAT!

Jun 15, 2011 Comments Off GavinDuffy

One of the most talked about issues this summer has been the Stop the Spread Campaign from Safe Food, the State’s public health promotion and monitoring unit. Safe Food has boldly stated that two out of three of us are unhealthily overweight. In previous summers when they spent tax payers’ money politely and meekly telling ...

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Duffy you’re a Hypocrite!

Feb 9, 2011 Comments Off GavinDuffy

Independent Group Newspapers 9/2/2011 I have come in for some personal criticism for attending the launch of a Fianna Fáil candidate, Declan Breathnach running in Louth. Again, regular readers will know I have been very critical of Brian Cowen and have long sought a general election. So apparently, according to some, I am a hypocrite attacking ...

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Kenny ‘scaredy cat’ or ‘cute fox’?

Feb 9, 2011 Comments Off GavinDuffy

Kenny ‘scaredy cat’ or ‘cute fox’? Independent Group Local Newspapers 9/2/2011   What do we know about Enda Kenny who, according to every single poll, is looking most likely to be our next Taoiseach? But, according to the same polls, he is still not the most popular of the party leaders. So is he like Ray MacSharry? The former ...

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The Good and Bad in us

Jan 24, 2011 Comments Off GavinDuffy

Two very different business stories to share with you this week - together they demonstrate all that is good and bad about us Irish. First the bad. Sadly we are a nation of gossipers and rumour mongers. Nothing travels faster than bad news, and not only is it happening here in our own town but in ...

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Micheál Martin should be FF Leader

Jan 24, 2011 Comments Off GavinDuffy

Independent Group Local papers Jan 24th 2011. History will record Brian Cowen as our worst ever Taoiseach - someone who mishandled the worst economic crisis and who resigned in the worst possible manner. Brian Cowen’s premiership failed, because he failed to communicate with the voters. So Fianna Fáil’s next leader must be a consummate communicator. If that ...

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