So the tide of Emigration has not turned and people continue to leave apace.
It was finally and euphorically displayed as a victory last week that the Irish taxpayer will bear the full extent of the losses at Anglo Irish Bank and Nationwide Building Society,No write down will occur and all of private investors will be paid in full after they should have lost their shirts!!
The Upside and that which was made so much of,is that,the Irish central bank has been able to engineer it so the debt is put off for a long time(30to50 years)saving us 2billion euro over the next 2 financial cycles!
This in turn means it is now only necessary to cut by 2.5billion for the next 2 budgets,
Austerity budgets number five and six.
Now for the man on the street this would mean a continued errosion of their financial position with increased taxes,charges,levies etc.
which clearly means we are not yet reached the bottom of this horrible chapter just yet and worse times for the hard strapped are to come.
I keep my head down,I work hard to improve my own situation and that of those around me,I maintain an optimistic outlook.I know we will abide, but we cant escape from the facts. With no real growth in the European economy forecast and the E.U. budget now also shrinking.Only talking about the small positive steps and not discussing the hard realities,burying the head in the spin is truly the way of our country. As before the strong majority government will hold its ground for another 3 years with no way of really turning the ship around.This will lead to an interesting prospect for a general election with the current coalition decimated at the polls.
The only question remaining is WHO NEXT?
By then thousands more will have left and no sign of them being graced with a vote as has been the wish of a growing movement for some years now (see this blog of one of the true champions of overseas voting Noreen Bowden)
Our talented residents are being forced to move away worn down by the downturn. Ross Ellis a native of Scotland,and his wife Noemi a native of Spain are to move to Barcelona after settling in Ireland 7 years ago they are off to try something different lured by the familiarity of home and the warmth of a busy bustling city.they are indeed sad to leave but can see no other way about it right now.Their time in Dublin was very important to them and contacting me helped them to celebrate this by pausing with me in a place they loved.
The work was made behind Whelans pub in wexford street,the well known music venue scene of many a good gig attended by the couple. The wall earlier played host to a very strong Masser piece featured in a previous shot.It read dare to be different,now there is this amazing multi coloured fleeing pigeon,Beautiful!our city never stays the same,a credit to the fantastic artist who decorate these alleyways with thought provoking stuff!!
I wish Ross and Noemi the very best in their new city and I wonder what Spanish sounds like spoken with a Scotch accent!!Good luck and good fortune to you both and thanks for making the call.
On the night Ray and Artur did the honours and it was beautifully quiet and cold.
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