Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon on Statements on the European Council, Sinn Féin Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Padraig MacLochlainn claimed the EU is leading the Government ‘by the nose into an exploding economic depression’.Deputy MacLochlainn said the Ireland’s debt burden should have been shared as responsibility for the crisis lies with Europe as much as with Ireland.He said: “The EU is leading this Fine Gael/Labour government by the nose into an exploding economic depression. The policies they are following amount to little more than further de-regulation of labour markets, wage cuts, tax increases, and reductions in government spending. “Elite policy makers across the EU are responsible for the Eurozone debt crisis and it is about time we stood up to them and told them that.”The Donegal North East TD said Irish people are being asked to bear the burden of mistakes made by gamblers.He added: “We are being told that we must socialize the losses, while the gains can continue to be privatized.“The countries on the periphery of Europe – Ireland, Greece, Portugal and perhaps more to follow are being caught up in a European financial storm. “Where is the solidarity from our large core European partners such as Germany and France?“They have placed a savage and unbearable burden on our people, a burden that should have been shared because the responsibility for the crisis lies with Europe as much as Ireland. “They have kicked us while we are down and they have torn the stated objectives of the European project into tatters.“I appeal to our Government to stand up against this injustice and to seek realistic and genuinely sustainable terms for our people. We are not alone. It is not too late.”endsEU IS LEADING IRELAND INTO ECONOMIC DEPRESSION – MacLOCHLAINN was last modified: April 13th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:economic depressionEUPADRAIG MACLOCHLAINN
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Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City FEU tied idle Ateneo at second behind National University’s 4-0 mark.The Lady Bulldogs and the Eagles dispute the first semifinal berth in Group A of the two-division tournament organized by Sports Vision and backed by Mikasa and Asics on Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLeaning on Basas’ 15 hits, the Lady Tams overpowered the Bombers in spikes, 41-18, and pounced on their rivals’ sloppy service reception with nine aces.Alvarez scored nine points for JRU, which closed out its maiden commercial league campaign with a 0-5 card. Earlier, UST repelled St. Benilde, 25-21, 25-20, 23-25, 25-22, to stay at No. 4 at 3-3 in the men’s division of the event backed by Mikasa and Asics.Ousted University of the Philippines stymied La Salle’s own semifinals bid with a 25-22, 22-25, 27-25, 25-23 decision. The Archers fell to 3-4. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Sablan hopeful UST will turn its fortunes around Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments FEU’s Toni Rose Basas hammers a kill past Cay Montojo of JRU during Wednesday’s game at Filoil Flying V Centre.Far Eastern U took some time to hit its stride before pulling away from Jose Rizal U in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan Wednesday.Shaking off the effects of an 11-day break and missing the services of top hitter Bernadeth Pons, the Tamaraws gored the Bombers U, 28-26, 25-14, 25-16, to bolster their Final Four drive with a three-win, one-loss record.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president
Tottenham Hotspur Crazy VAR killed Tottenham’s momentum in FA Cup win, says Trippier Stephen Creek 08:59 1/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup Rochdale v Tottenham Hotspur Rochdale Spurs ran out 6-1 winners in their FA Cup replay, but the defender felt a lot of excitement was lost amid the repeated usage of video replays Kieran Trippier felt the use of the video assistant referee sucked momentum out of Tottenham’s 6-1 FA Cup replay win over Rochdale at Wembley.The England defender was at the centre of a controversial first half in which referee Paul Tierney paused the game for lengthy periods to consult VAR over key decisions.After Erik Lamela had an early goal ruled out by VAR, the technology was used to award Trippier a penalty – but Son Heung-min’s spot-kick was disallowed due to the staggered nature of his run-up, the replay system again intervening. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Lucas Moura had a penalty appeal waved away after another stoppage for VAR, and, after Mauricio Pochettino expressed his sympathy with the officials over the incidents, Trippier told BT Sport that the delays affected players.”It was crazy,” he said. “Obviously the decisions took some momentum out of the game but the referee has to make the decision so we have to wait.”Rochdale manager Keith Hill took a sympathetic view, telling BBC Sport: “It’s complicated with VAR. It’s not fair on the referee.”The fourth official was explaining to us what was going on but the referee needs a bit of help.”It was confusing. Now I have been a part of what VAR is, I feel sorry for the referee. I think the decisions need to be explained to the crowd. The visuals need to be used better.”I hope that eventually they explain it to the supporters.”The stop-start opening period ended 1-1 but Spurs took control after the break, racing ahead thanks to a hat-trick from Fernando Llorente, another goal for Son and a first Tottenham goal for substitute Kyle Walker-Peters.The result was emphatic but Trippier was quick to praise Tottenham’s League One visitors.”We created a lot of chances in the first half,” said the full-back. “We have to give credit to Rochdale, they made it difficult again – as they did in the first game.”They had one chance and they took it but every chance we had we took.”
Manchester City Guardiola expresses disdain for Monday matches ahead of Stoke City meeting Sacha Pisani Last updated 1 year ago 11:52 10/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester City Guardiola Stoke City Stoke City v Manchester City Premier League The Manchester City manager criticised Monday games ahead of his club’s trip to face the relegation battlers Pep Guardiola said he is not a fan of Monday night football ahead of Premier League leaders Manchester City’s trip to Stoke City.City — 16 points clear atop the table — can move another step closer to the title when they visit lowly Stoke, who are a point adrift of safety.Guardiola’s men will be in action following the weekend’s fixtures, which includes a blockbuster showdown between Manchester United and Liverpool. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The former Bayern Munich and Barcelona boss expressed his dislike for Monday games — a source of frustration for City this season following a shock FA Cup loss to League One outfit Wigan Athletic on that day, while they were held by Everton in the Premier League in August.”I have bad experiences playing games on Mondays. You have to be focused because Stoke away is always complicated, [they are] fighting to be in the Premier League,” he told a news conference.”We were lucky last season to win there. When we face teams who are fighting to stay in the Premier League it is complicated.”I don’t like to play on Monday because the weekend everybody is involved and when the weekend is over, they are like the weekend is over, there are no more games, but we have to play.”Guardiola added: “Sometimes in Barcelona, I remember when we played on Monday, a long time ago, always it was not good.”
West Ham United Sullivan ‘hit by coin’ in West Ham stadium unrest – Brooking Jamie Smith 21:54 11/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images West Ham United Premier League West Ham United v Burnley Burnley The former West Ham and England striker says Hammers co-chairman Sullivan was hit by a coin during Saturday’s violence West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan was struck on his glasses by a coin as supporter unrest marred Saturday’s Premier League defeat at home to Burnley, according to Trevor Brooking.After Ashley Barnes opened the scoring, Chris Wood struck twice to secure a 3-0 win for the visitors at London Stadium, with the second half disrupted by a series of pitch invasions.West Ham captain Mark Noble tussled with one intruder, shoving him to the ground, while another supporter ran on to the field with the corner flag and attempted to plant it in the centre circle. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Unrest was evident in the London Stadium stands, too, as some home supporters turned their anger on Sullivan and fellow co-chairman David Gold.Both men were escorted from the directors’ box in the closing stages of the match as the atmosphere turned toxic, with television footage showing West Ham icon Brooking sat alone in the area as fans continued to protest against the club’s leadership.And Brooking said Sullivan was hit by a coin during the disturbances, which saw young supporters led to safety on the Burnley substitutes’ bench as fighting erupted in the stands.Brooking acknowledged Barnes’ opening goal “triggered problems” and said “there was a quite sizeable group then below the directors’ box that came to chant in a really aggressive manner”.Speaking to BBC Sport, Brooking added: “Before the final whistle, two of the directors went upstairs – were asked by the security people to do so.”I think a coin did hit David Sullivan on his glasses. I didn’t see it but I did have that confirmed, which was part of the reason why they thought people in the directors’ box should go inside to save any more problems like that.”I saw some families leaving because the youngsters were frightened. The level of aggression was something I couldn’t believe a West Ham fan would get involved in.”The Club have made a statement regarding the incidents today. https://t.co/C97BbJBhAu— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) March 10, 2018After West Ham slipped to a third straight Premier League loss, Noble defended approaching the first pitch invader.”We are footballers and we are targets but we have got to protect ourselves. A lot of fans got on the pitch,” he said.”In all honesty, a lot of them were running over to where the chairman was sitting but if one approaches me I’m going to defend myself.”West Ham have pledged to launch a “full and thorough” investigation, while the Premier League – who praised the actions of referee Lee Mason and his fellow officials – announced they will also look into the incidents.The Football Association confirmed it will request West Ham’s version of events as the organisation condemned events at the scene of the London 2012 Olympics.A brief statement read: “The FA strongly condemns the crowd disturbances seen today at West Ham United versus Burnley and will be seeking observations from West Ham as well as awaiting the match referee’s report.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
World Cup Controversial Shaqiri and Xhaka celebrations won’t happen again – Behrami Joe Wright 00:32 6/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty World Cup Switzerland Switzerland v Costa Rica Costa Rica The Switzerland squad are eager to turn focus back to World Cup matters as they prepare to face Costa Rica and push for a place in the last 16 Switzerland midfielder Valon Behrami says the World Cup is not an appropriate time or place to discuss the wider issues around the team’s controversial celebrations against Serbia.Vladimir Petkovic’s side meet Costa Rica in Nizhny Novgorod on Wednesday knowing that a win will be enough to guarantee their place in the last 16.Much of the pre-match talk has centred on fines issued to Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka by FIFA, after they celebrated goals in the 2-1 victory over Serbia by apparently referencing the Albanian flag. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar The ‘eagle’ gestures were viewed as deliberately provocative towards their opponents, particularly since many of Switzerland’s players, including Shaqiri, have family ties to the state of Kosovo that is not officially recognised by the Serbian government.Behrami, who is one of those players of Kosovan descent, is happy FIFA did not choose to issue suspensions to his team-mates but insists the issue “goes a little bit deeper” than can be talked about during the tournament.”We talked maybe the next day, there was some joking around [in the squad],” he told a news conference. “We’re happy nobody is suspended but it’s something that goes a little bit deeper.”It’s not appropriate to spend the time [talking] now. It won’t happen in the future because it won’t be a special game like this. Maybe it will happen at a club but not at the World Cup. It’s case closed. If you want to talk a lot about this, it’s not the time.”Head coach Petkovic felt the celebrations were partly influenced by the “emotions” of football but wants his players to focus on keeping their World Cup campaign alive.”What’s important is we play football together,” he said. “We depend on football and the emotions of football, it’s an emotional game and it has to be.”What has happened, happens, basically. We have to be aware of these things and learn from them.”Let us also focus on the remainder of the tournament, on football, a beautiful game that brings together people. We should be happy to be involved in a great festival of sport.”