Cllr Mythen said;
"The first of the peoples Assets, Bord Gais Energy, is up for sale. The closing bidding date is 20th of Sept. In fact, three billion worth of state assets are for the chop due to the governments brilliant negotiating skills with the Troika. Needless to say we are a small Island consisting of a population of 6 million approx. and therefore we are more reliable on state owned assets than any other country in Europe. This is the beginning of the pillaging of the state assets of Ireland."
"Everyone knows that if something is scarce, it is valuable. Once an asset is sold it is sold forever. Just look at Eircom. No one has the right to sell something that doesn't belong to them. These assets are the inheritance of our generation and the generations to come, They are the backbone of the Irish economy. To privatise state assets for short time gain is economic treason. To sell 3 billion's worth of assets will be an economic disaster for a small Country. It's not just the €3 billion at stake but multiply their worth over the next couple of generations and you soon come to realise the true value of such assets, as I am sure the Germans, French, English, Malaysian and Spanish who are the main bidders know too well."
"This is all being done under the banner of New Era, the Governments state privatisation body. This snake oil is being peddled as economic recovery but to recover you must hold on to what you have. Surely we have learned our lessons from private share holders, bond holders, developers and banks who operate on greed. No sooner than these assets are bought, they will be turned over for a quick profit until they will be sold that many times they will become worthless. Small Island for sale off the coast of Europe, apply to New Era, or Irish Government. Going at a reasonable price. This seems to be the New Era motto or maybe will be the epitaph of Ireland."