LETTER: Santa Claus has been upstaged

December 20th, 2015 3:06 PM

By Southern Star Team

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SANTY – You are a little bit late coming to Ireland this year, all the big boys here have gotten very large gifts during the year and all that is left now for the little boys and girls is what is at the end of the bag. Santy, my good old friend, you have been upstaged by the IFA, who gave millions to those who sat at their top tables, the bankers got large pay-outs, while Mother Nama virtually gave away property portfolios to those who nodded and winked in their direction. 

Of course our politicians have found a brand new tent in their back gardens from which they can extract loads of sterling and not wind energy, or as FF would call it, ‘green shoots.’ but sadly some folk were blinded by the sterling. They never saw the hidden cameras and shot themselves in the foot, such was the greed, while aspiring politicians seek to return to the bad old days where ex-ministers tried to influence the independence of the judiciary by seeking leniency for their friends and those elected to office seem to suffer collective amnesia as to how to fill in a simple form also as to what property they own or maybe is being managed by third parties.

Oh dear Santy, Ireland has become a very, very strange country where we are told by Uisce Éireann that water is a very scarce commodity while the whole bloody country is flooded, yet sadly we are asked to pay for water. Meanwhile, we are being told our country is doing well, yet Santy you will see hundreds sleeping in our streets, patients being left on hospital trolleys, a health service in tatters, but of course our Enda has all the answers. He wants ‘to just re-elect him to carry on’ but not unless you oppose him and run for election Santy to make Ireland a better country where the poorest in society get the presents and not the richest. 

As Mother Theresa said to Gay Byrne: ‘My dear, the poor are never free.’


Michael O’Sullivan,



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