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    Reopen Stepaside Garda Station Petition

    Stepaside Garda Station was closed in March 2013, in a bid to reduce costs. However, over the last 20 months, this decision has cost the people of Stepaside and the surrounding areas much more than it has saved. Its closure has led to increased fear and isolation for residents in the area. According to recent Garda figures, it has become the second most burgled area in the country. People affected wish to send a clear message to the Government that the reopening of the Garda Station is not only a need, but a demand, of the local community. We the undersigned call for the Minister for Justice to reopen Stepaside Garda Station as a matter of urgency. Please contact Deputy Shane Ross at (Enable Javascript to see the email address) or Councillor Kevin Daly at (Enable Javascript to see the email address) if you would like to join the local committee or for more information.

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    Stepaside Garda Station was closed in March 2013, in a bid to reduce costs. However, over the last 20 months, this decision has cost the people of Stepaside and the surrounding areas much more than it has saved. Its closure has led to increased fear and isolation for residents in the area. According to recent Garda figures, it has become the second most burgled area in the country. People affected wish to send a clear message to the Government that the reopening of the Garda Station is not only a need, but a demand, of the local community. We the undersigned call for the Minister for Justice to reopen Stepaside Garda Station as a matter of urgency. Please contact Deputy Shane Ross at (Enable Javascript to see the email address) or Councillor Kevin Daly at (Enable Javascript to see the email address) if you would like to join the local committee or for more information.

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    The Coalition is exposed as gambling on tax windfalls

    Is the Coalition cooking the books? I asked the woman from the Revenue mischievously.

    Little people brace for yet another hit as banks off hook

    Remember the Banking Inquiry? The big game changer that was set to sort out Irish bankers once and for all. It was destined to uproot the diseased banking culture. Ireland’s little people would never again be bullied. A general election was even postponed to accommodate it.

    Cook arrives bearing gifts, but his visit stirs echoes

    ‘Young people of Ireland, I love you,” declared Pope John Paul to the youth of Ireland back in 1979 during a mass at Galway race course. Ireland’s youth reciprocated. They loved their pontiff.

    Burglar Ben rubs his hands as business is set to boom

    Ben the Burglar sat back to watch RTE’s Six One news last Monday evening. He was feeling a bit depressed. All day he had been hearing that Minister for Justice Frances FitzGerald was launching a package to put a stop to his gallop.

    Ragtag fantasy politburo still has every right to dream

    I have a confession to make. I have spent decades in politics. I got a bad degree in history and politics. I specialised in the Russian Revolution. I have read the works of Karl Marx. And yet I haven’t a clue about the difference between a Marxist, a Stalinist or a Trot.

    Noonan’s tour de force pulled the Banking Inquiry’s teeth

    The worst wine was kept till last. The Banking Inquiry hit rock bottom. On Thursday afternoon it was Finance Minister Michael Noonan’s turn for a grilling. In reality, his appearance as a witness was teed up as a lap of honour for the Fine Gael elder statesman . And so it proved. A political triumph for the minister made a mockery of the entire exercise.

     

    Fingers’ legal shield shows why inquiry is a silent farce

    Michael Fingleton was in top form when he entered the Banking Inquiry at 9.30am on Wednesday. Positively pukka. He paused, smiled to the cameras and strode confidently into Leinster House. He did not quite dance a jig, but he looked like a man arriving for a board meeting of compliant Irish Nationwide directors rather than a banker about to meet his Waterloo.

     

    Enda’s budget may very well be Shanghaied by China crisis

    Last Tuesday, I eavesdropped on a group of TDs sipping coffee in Leinster House. As usual, the date of the election loomed large. But the talk was not the usual gossip about local politics. No mention was made of the man from Mayo. Even Micheal Martin and Gerry Adams were ignored. The latest opinion polls never featured. Instead, they spoke of Shanghai, not Shankill, of China, not Churchtown. The TDs had been spooked by the overnight stock markets. Seeing, as they do, everything in terms of their electoral fortunes, they spotted the danger. Monday’s global stock market collapses had a direct bearing on the Irish economy, the election and, most importantly, the timing of their date with destiny.