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first_imgVincent Browne: His usual selfA STUNT by an independent candidate back-fired during a live TV debate tonight.Ben Gilroy, from Direct Democracy Ireland, attacked Donegal MEP Pat The Cope Gallagher, saying he knew nothing about austerity because of his salary.He then claimed Gallagher was pocketing a TD’s pension and a junior minister’s pension – on top of his MEP salary. Host Vincent Browne then also joined in the claim.But Gallagher hit back saying he gave all his pensions to charity!Browne said he should forfeit the money to the State.However Gallagher was having none of it – saying it was a tiny sum compared to the State’s overall spending power. “But the sums I can give to charity really help. I won’t give the money to the State,” insisted Gallagher.Meanwhile his Fianna Fail running mate Thomas Byrne – who is being pushed by party leader Micheal Martin – faced an attack by Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness, who said he had been responsible for the financial disaster in the State.Sinn Fein’s Matt Carthy however criticised the sitting MEPs, saying none of them had bothered to demand that Europe pay back cash to Ireland swindled by the bankers. TV DEBATE: PAT THE COPE SAYS HE GIVES DAIL PENSION TO CHARITY was last modified: May 12th, 2014 by John2Share 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:fianna failMatt CarthyPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterCrystalbrook Collection Hotels and Resorts has welcomed one of Sydney’s newest boutique hotels, Little Albion, to its quickly expanding family of hotels.Positioned in the inner-city suburb of Surry Hills, the 35-room boutique hotel is set within a heritage building, complete with a rooftop garden.Crystalbrook Collection will retain all the existing staff including General Manager Wendy Morris and her team of dedicated hosts, who are all Surry Hills locals.“We had been looking for a Sydney property for some time, but it had to have the right fit,” Crystalbrook Collection CEO Mark Davie said.“All of our properties are like siblings: each similar, but with their own unique personality and style. So naturally, Little Albion’s refreshingly unpretentious personality and beautifully chic style was the perfect addition to our growing collection. Not to mention it is in one of the best locations in Sydney, with some of city’s best food and beverage offerings right on its doorstep.”“This is just the beginning for Crystalbrook Collection. We have plans for further growth with a number of new properties across key Australian destinations.”Crystalbrook Collection most recently opened Riley in Cairns, the first of three five-star hotels the group has in the works for the city. Its portfolio also consists of Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina in Port Douglas; Crystalbrook Lodge, one of the Luxury Lodges of Australia, located three hours from Cairns in outback Queensland; and 90-foot motor yacht MV Bahama. In addition to tourism enterprises, the group also owns three cattle stations, which will provide the hotels with locally sourced sustainable beef.Bookings for Little Albion can now be made at crystalbrookcollection.com/little-albionGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more