“One of the largest haulage companies in the country is to cease trading with the loss of almost 400 jobs.
College Freight which operates as Target Express has been in business since 1988.
The decision to cease trading follows a move by the Revenue Commissioners to freeze the bank accounts of the company.” Source : http://www.newstalk.ie/2012/news/target-express-owner-we-tried-our-best-to-keep-going/
Where are the politicians?? Why there all on three months holidays and this sort of thing is not important enough for them to get worked up about it’s just another 400 workers on the dole.
As far as I can see the closure of this company was inevitable. With the price of fuel alone not to mention the vast amount of taxes on jobs and job creation, rates, water charges and repairs I wonder how any transport company break even not to mind make a profit. The Genius in the Dail has lost the plot as far as I can see .Petrol prices are now a new and never-ending second mortgage on most households.
The price is now penal, and is responsible for the collapse of retail sales elsewhere as disposable income from most families is now swallowed-up by them having to fill the petrol tan just to get to work. I drove to Dublin and I was surprised by the lack of traffic on the roads. But then I was to-day in Dumdum shopping centre ( My first and last time there) and I could see no trace of “The recession” there .So this means there are two levels of society in Ireland the haves and the have-nots If you are lucky to have a job and a job working for the government you are somewhat cushioned by the rescission but I expect that soon more people will be feeling the rescission deep freeze after the next budget.
The people at the bottom of the pile are carrying the brunt of the cost of the austerity and the “Insiders (well looked after hangers-on) and holding up the system by supporting the corrupt Statius quo. Until we the majority (the have-nots) stand together and say enough is enough.”We will not pay anymore” We will not comply but we need to do this on mass.
The corrupt system is able to isolate individuals and ridicule them and marginalize small groups of people advocating change and true democratic representation. Without major change to the infested political system by self-centred, corrupt politicians .The ordinary Joe will never amount to anything more that a surf, a financial slave servicing debts these same gombeens and their gangster pals in the banks run up every so often.
The country is bankrupt and the crooks in the Dail and in the Banks are not feeling the pain that is been passed on to the idiots who keep on voting the same gangsters into office who in turn look after their pals with hefty contracts and jobs for the boys not to mention perks and pensions they vote in for themselves .The real crooks are in the Dail and in the Banks and not in the various jail-houses around the country .
Trying to run a business in Ireland is trying to hold on to a block of Ice in the desert. The heat of the sun can be taken for the avalanche of taxes and stealth costs one is forced to pay for the privilege of staying off the Dole. The political system is designed to rob decent men and woman of their honour and dignity by forcing them to beg the local corrupt gombeen politician to help them get the dole or access to the health services one is entitled to in the first place but this prick can open doors quickly for a small fee (your perpetual number one vote) thus ensuring him or her of a lottery salary and pension for the rest of their lives. a lifestyle most of us can only dream of !
Wake up Ireland and get these monkeys off our backs !
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