Eleven questions the media might ask President of Renua, Eddie Hobbs (but probably won’t)

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Eleven questions the media might ask President of Renua, Eddie Hobbs (but probably won’t)

  • How much money was lost by investors in the Cape Verde holiday home debacle?
  • How much money has Eddie earned from work for the public sector broadcaster, RTE?
  • Does he still believe that the female-dominated teachers unions voted as they did on the Haddington Road agreement because it was their time of the month?
  • Does he have any moral qualms about investing in repossessed property in Detroit?
  • Will he be engaging in similar vulture-fund activities in Ireland?
  • Does he share the views of Billy Timmins, the deputy leader of Renua, that rough sleeping should be made illegal?
  • Are there any other sectors of the economy, apart from public sector workers, who should see a wage freeze?
  • Given the fact that he is now a public figure and president of a political party with representatives in the national parliament, will he provide a full accounting of all investments and debts he holds so we can be sure he is free of any question of potential conflicts of interest?
  • Does he agree with the party’s consummate media performer, Terence Flanagan, that water protestors should have their social welfare payments cut?
  • How much money has he personally taken from the Brendan Investments property fund ?

Eddie is now a public figure. Its good that he and others have founded a party since we need diversity of opinion. But he comes off as cranky, thin-skinned and evasive.

It’s hard to see him lasting…


Professor Brian Lucey blogs here.

4 thoughts on “Eleven questions the media might ask President of Renua, Eddie Hobbs (but probably won’t)

  1. It’s hard to see him lasting with those damning questions hanging over him, notwithstanding the docility of the Irish media.

    But then it’s hard to see Renua lasting or even getting off the ground with our without Hobbs. I can see little or no difference between Renua and the PDs as far as ideology is concerned and we know where the PDs’ concept of deregulated capitalism took us.

  2. Hobbs is a shifty, conniving yoke.
    He talks to tables, chairs, shoes and just about anything that’s not a person when he excuses his shite.
    Look closely at him, he will do untold harm if the gullible put him into a more powerful position than he already assumes.

  3. President being E. Hobb-goblin, and a solicitor being the leader of, this party is potentially troubling to all except ‘big-shots.. Definitely not a party that the blue-collar ‘captive of industry should consider voting for. People got to look up and see whats coming down the line, and simply not fall for them. Ré Nua is like New PD’s , New Labour ..get the idea? They’ll slash and burn , believe me!

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