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General discussion / Re: Apple's data centre in Athenry
« on: May 10, 2018, 12:26:55 PM »
This one is in the bin.
A bad week for Athenry.

Paul Kimmage has a lot to answer for.

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General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: May 10, 2018, 12:25:32 PM »
I think our elected reps have let us down badly here. People who committed crimes (on all sides) are being investigated. As they should. They should be brought to justice. If you didn't commit a crime, then you've nothing to be fearful of. They should be making this point to the government.
How did one PM put it? Yes that's right "Crime is crime is crime"

Really?

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I suppose MichaelG's post really sums up the situation unfortunately. He probably considers himself to be a middle of the road unionist and would probably be considered as that by most posters on here, including myself who has always considered him to be reasonably levelheaded.   In comparison to a lot of unionist commentators that is likely where he would be placed.

Therefore to see his comments that indicate that he thinks there is parity in NI for Nationalists is wile depressing. If a middle-of-the-road unionist can quote these as examples of parity and tell nationalists to be happy with their lot we are indeed a long long way from getting a solution here as God knows what a bitter unionist thinks in these terms if that's a mainstream position. Depressing.

He's a Lundy!!!

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General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: May 09, 2018, 04:56:56 PM »
They applied for planning permission on this piece of land without contacting the church first to see if it would be ok. They have some cheek to come out now an play the "everyone is against us" card
I'm curious how can you apply for planning permission on land you don't own?
There has been plenty of these things erected all over N.I without planning

You can get planning permission to develop a site without the owner's permission but you must inform the landowner that you are making a planning application for the site.  So you need to tell them you're making an application but you don't need their permission to do so.

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General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: May 09, 2018, 04:21:57 PM »
Arlene has offered to help resolve the Enniskillen remembrance memorial. I assume she thinks that she is an honest broker!

Basically calling out the St Michael's trust to embarrass them.

What is the craic there alright?

Firstly I presume they gave the go ahead for a memorial in the first place as it would be bad manners for anyone to apply for something on someone else's property and then to pull the plug!

Is it to do with the size or wording on it as it being alluded to?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-41922627

Originally planned for an area not owned by the trust. Transport NI objected as blocked a pavement, new site proposed last minute owned by church. Not suitable for there either, so church saying no. Funny not a word about Transport NI original objections, nor any effort to combat those, just the (even more valid) objections by the catholic church.

A disgusting effort to sectarianise this and smear the church imo, I hope they don't get their way.

This is a pretty complex issue around planning, traffic, pedestrians, leases and sub-leases and land ownership.  The site proposed by The Ely Centre (the organisation behind the memorial) is at an extremely busy traffic junction and beside the gates of a local school, therefore the footfall there is very heavy.  I think this was behind the objections from Transport NI and also DFI Roads (AFAIK) given the size and nature of the memorial.  The memorial was designed and built before anything was agreed with planners etc.  As with a number of these events the families of the bereaved do not speak with one voice.

I don't know of anyone in Enniskillen who opposes a memorial, however I do know of several people who are unhappy with the way the organisers tried to back the Diocesan Trust into a corner and then out them as unsympathetic to or blocking a memorial to the victims.  The attitude seems to have been (IMHO) "let's go ahead sure no-one will ever dare object to this".

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General discussion / Re: Stephen Nolan's 500k BBC Salary last year!
« on: May 09, 2018, 12:24:17 PM »
It's a nothing. not illegal. No big deal

Hardly news either.

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General discussion / Re: Eurovision final here we come!!
« on: May 09, 2018, 10:53:42 AM »
Not my type of music and I thought the pitch was a bit too high but best of luck to the lad.  Don't think it has much of a chance of winning.  My daughters are big into Eurovision and it's a bit of a novelty for them to have Ireland in the final.  God be with the days when we used to win it every other year!

What's all this "we can't vote for ourselves" bollocks??  Should RTE not be encouraging Northerners to vote for Ireland?? ;)  Both my girls did!  Oh yeah, and f**k the UK out of it after Brexit!

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General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: May 09, 2018, 10:41:06 AM »
Yes, McWilliams sums it up well when he says (paraphrasing here) that "People from the North complain about the price of a pint in Dublin.  What they really should be saying is why are my wages so low"

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There are GAA guidelines for Child protection:

http://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/child-welfare-and-protection/

If a club, member or GAAboard contributor doesn't agree with them they should work to get them changed.  However, no of these parties can decide that any particular guideline is not important ("A few fcuks never hurt anyone", "my club does X").  Once they get away with that then all guidelines are up for arbitrary dismissal by an individual or club.

These are are hard-learnt issues in Ireland.  That is why this is a hugely serious issue.

/Jim.

Spot on Jim.  Good post.  The guidelines and rules on child welfare are there for a reason and apply to every county, club and member of the Assoc.

Whatever the detail here, based on Kimmage's article, St Mary's Athenry don't appear to have covered themselves in glory.

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General discussion / Re: Paddy Jackson apology
« on: May 08, 2018, 02:11:42 PM »
Their abilities on the pitch are not the reason they aren't getting a job; it's the crazy PC brigade that are preventing them, just unfortunate that their trial came shortly after the Weinstein furore and all the other movements going on at the minute.

It's not the crazy PC brigade. That's totally inaccurate. It's Money. Sponsor's money. The sponsors don't want two guys who seem to have little respect for women running around in jerseys with their logos on it. Sponsors customers reach far beyond rugby teams. They don't want to be associated with a toxic profile.

If the PC brigade/#metoo/#ibelieveher didnt throw as much as possible at them both on social media and with protests etc then there is no way they would be as toxic to sponsors as they now seem to be especially as they were found not guilty.

FFS look at Mike Tyson who was found guilty. And he had an even higher profile than these guys

When you're accused of rape you can't shake it. Ever. Companies and sports teams have always run a mile from these issues, regardless of how much the PC brigade/#metoo/#ibelieveher thrown at them. As a business owner I'd do the same. They're simply toxic. They should have thought about that before they acted like arseholes.

Ah, to never act like an arsehole!

Jesus, there are some fecking saints on this board, there's me thinking growing up and being an arsehole when out, was the norm..

Being convicted of raped completly different to telling your mates in a group chat that you had sex the night before, its a good thing that Bestie didnt have group chats


Fck me MR2, you really just don't get it do you??


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General discussion / Re: Paddy Jackson apology
« on: May 08, 2018, 01:45:32 PM »
I have to admit I'm astounded by the naivety of some of the "just let the lads play" posters here.
Can they get a job though?

You sound a bit like Cathy Newman on Channel 4 News interviewing that Canadian psychologist recently.

Can you understand why they are struggling to get a job as a professional rugby player?

I can, because they were brought to court by a woman who says they raped her... and after that was shown to be different..the social justice warriors/keyboard warriors/#metoo/#ibelieveher femminists didnt get their pound of flesh and went for it with a campaign of throwing mud, as you know mud sticks...

So its not about being in a camp or saying who guilty or not, its about trusting the system, if the system needs changing, then change it, what happens when the system still doesnt give you the result, change it again? I'd assume this woman will go for a civil action case against these guys, considering how strong the case was in her favour?

The court of law is there to protect people, but this doesnt suit some people, depending on the result  :o

That's the problem MR2.  You and a lot of others think that the rape charge is why they can't get a game.  It's not.

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General discussion / Re: Paddy Jackson apology
« on: May 08, 2018, 01:26:32 PM »
I have to admit I'm astounded by the naivety of some of the "just let the lads play" posters here.
Can they get a job though?

You sound a bit like Cathy Newman on Channel 4 News interviewing that Canadian psychologist recently.

Can you understand why they are struggling to get a job as a professional rugby player?

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Re; the court ruling on northern born players - I think Darron Gibson was the first player that raised this issue when he declared for ROI. If the IFA had won that ruling, Darron Gibson would've played for no international team rather than line out for NI. I thought it was daft that the IFA took it that far. I think it proved that the IFA hierarchy showed their naivety of the complexities of life in the North.

I seem to remember Ger Crossley from Belfast was in Brian Kerr's underage winning sides with Richard Dunne, Damien Duff and Robbie Keane in the late 1990s.  Never made the breakthrough at Celtic had to retire early due to injury.

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What happened around the Cup Final last week is further evidence (in my opinion) that 20 years after the GFA we now live in a more divided society than we did during the Troubles.

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General discussion / Re: Paddy Jackson apology
« on: May 08, 2018, 10:24:50 AM »
I have to admit I'm astounded by the naivety of some of the "just let the lads play" posters here.

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