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Ferris slams McCarthy's proposals for rural Ireland

16 July, 2009 - by Martin Ferris TD

The Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Agriculture and Rural Development Martin Ferris TD has said condemned the proposed cuts in the budgetary allocations to the rural economy, and claimed that they will devastate public services and rural communities.

Deputy Ferris said: “There must be many people around the country wondering what they did to deserve the punishment recommended to be visited on them by Colm McCarthy who was one of the cheerleaders of the disastrous property bubble that is behind much of the current mess. Indeed as recently as May 2007 DKM Consultants, which provides Mr. McCarthy with one of his other lucrative nixers, was advising people that the property outlook was bright and predicted an increase in construction output in 2009. Ironically that report was done in conjunction with the incompetent speculators of EBS.

“So it will come as no comfort to ordinary decent people around this country that the bill for the mess created by these people will arrive not at the door of the property speculators, gambling bankers, tax exiles and their puppets in the Galway tent but at those of decent hard working people whose lives and society are threatened by the consequences of the excesses and stupidity and greed of the wealthy unproductive elite.” ENDS

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