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When it comes to the poor in society they won't even give them the time of day - Gilmore

Posted on June 17, 2010 at 05:34 PM

Opposing the guillotine on the Social Welfare Bill 2010, the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD drew the house's attention to the contrasting ways in which different sections of society are treated by the Government.

He said: "Yesterday, the Government announced another €250million for the EBS and the chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank told an Oireachtas committee that the lion's share of the €22billion put into his bank will never be seen again.

"Its seems there is no end to the billions the Government will commit when it comes to the banks and the better off in our society but it will literally not give the poorest the time of day because it is guillotining the debate on issues of concern to them."

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