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Quote from: johnnycool on July 10, 2024, 11:36:58 AM
Quote from: Milltown Row2 on July 10, 2024, 11:31:43 AMI'm not saying they are wrong btw, Westminster has been a pointless entity for here since the State began, and continues to pay lip service to most if not all things.

What would the duties be in a fully operational constituency office?

Fixing potholes and getting swastika's painted over depending on your constituency.

If this is what MPs focus their energies on what do the MLAs and councillors, surely they all can not take credit for fixing potholes or getting roads surfaced.    Regardless if anything is actually done we are not short in terms of a governance structures in this country.
Quote from: Armagh18 on July 09, 2024, 10:58:06 PMFair play to Hanna for using Irish but a better gesture would be not to take the oath.

Not one blind bit of difference to waiting lists will they make in the HofC

Is the oath the main reason why the Shinners will not take their seats in Westminster?

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
July 07, 2024, 11:36:55 AM
Quote from: Milltown Row2 on July 07, 2024, 11:22:54 AMAh the glorified friendlies with over 50,000 in attendance with world ranking points available.

Some people don't know what to be moaning about nowadays

Not sure what is like in other countries but I always wondered if there would be many within a typical 50,000 crowd at Lansdowne who are even affiliated with or go to club rugby games?
General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
July 07, 2024, 11:13:48 AM
Not trying to upset the rugby folks but are these games not just glorified friendlies?

Was listening to the Clare V Kilkenny game on the radio yesterday and Clare had just scored the equalizer with 6 minutes to go, game well and truly in the melting pot.  Next thing over to the rugby for an update which lasted 3 - 4 minutes.

I would understand if it was the 6 nations but an end of season challenge match, not so sure.
Quote from: Father Murphy on July 05, 2024, 11:03:13 AMThe cherry on top of this election had to be the odious George Galloway losing his seat.

He didn't even have the dignity or humility to attend the count and scurried off to lick his huge wounded ego.

Seems no length since he won the seat, must have made a great impression on the locals in his short time.
Quote from: AustinPowers on July 05, 2024, 10:32:16 AMRight, Starmer......

Troubles Legacy Bill

Will he go back

on  his word?

If you think anything from an NI perspective is a priority for Starmer you are in for a disappointment.

Suffice to say like the Tories Labour will not give 2 Fs about about this place.

Only visitor I see coming from across the pond will be Farage to see his new bestie Jimbo, no doubt Jim will give him a guided tour of all the lovely loyalist sh@t holes in North Antrim.

It would seem now that SF rule the roost in NI in terms of councils, Stormount and now MPs.

To an extent you could argue that the councillors and MLAs do a bit and you would see them in the local media.  But what have the MPs done / will do over the next 4 years? A lot of their MPs have been re-elected and I would say in the lead up to the election I had not come across them much in the past 4 years.  The likes of John Finucane has a bit of a profile and while obviously he is not over in Westminster he is not sitting in the house scratching what with a legal practice to run and all that. If you had asked me to name others I would struggle and indeed as they keep a low profile what do they actually do other than lift the big ££££ and claim every expense going?  Mind you I did see in the Ulster Herald a few weeks ago your woman in West Tyrone, cant remember her name, taking credit for Gortin Main Street getting resurfaced.....wonder what her objectives are for the next 4 years, fixing potholes in Plumbridge and Greencastle?

Fair play to Pat Cullen and her victory, a shame she will be sitting on the sidelines and not being allowed to do anything.  Not saying she could work miracles but it would have been good to see her in Parliament raising the issues of the NHS in NI at a national level.  People in England think the NHS is bad over there, here it is off the charts.

By the way great to see Ian Og getting the heave ho, there will not be to many holidays now.
Quote from: Rossfan on June 26, 2024, 04:42:19 PMHope Bunker doesn't object to me putting this here

Seen that earlier, the law really is an ass.

If memory serves me correct at the funeral of one of these individuals a screw driver was included in the offertory procession.
Quote from: marty34 on June 25, 2024, 11:17:30 PM
Quote from: JPGJOHNNYG on June 25, 2024, 10:43:07 PM
Quote from: Feckitt on June 25, 2024, 09:18:06 PMLast year in the 2022 Northern Ireland Local Elections, Nationalists outpolled Unionists for the first time ever in the 100 year history of the Northern state.  My prediction for this election is that this will happen again next week.  The demographic tide cannot be turned and Unionists will never ever win another election again, including the Unity Referendum.

1974 General Election, Unionists 61.9% - Nationalists 30.2%

1998 Assembly Election, Unionists 50.7% - Nationalists 39.6%

2019 General Election, Unionists 43.2% - Nationalists 40.1%

2022 Assembly Election, Unionists 42.3% - Nationalists 40.5%

2023 Local Election, Unionists 40.1% - Nationalists 43.9%

2024 General Election ?????????

The alliance vote is also considerably greener these days. There was a euro election in 99 were nationalists hit 45% hence why unionists keep saying the nationalist vote hasn't moved in 25 years they conveniently ignore the 15% drop in the unionist vote.

Hopefully further traction for a border poll.

I would say you'd see them results a lot better on a graph.  It'd be very visual.

In terms of the viewpoint of our politicians it is up there with asking if turkeys want to vote for Christmas.

What would happen to our 'hard working' MLAs and all the other sows who have their heads buried in the Stormont trough?
Quote from: Itchy on June 25, 2024, 01:53:45 PMAnd here is the great mans finest quotes from an old article...

Who remembers turning the volume on the TV down and listening to the commentary on the radio.

So true, remember listening to Munster Hurling matches, he took things to a different level.
Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
June 24, 2024, 06:11:29 PM
With Dooher now being the top vet in NI and Logan's health scare regardless how far they progressed this year I was always expecting this to be their last year.
GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
June 19, 2024, 09:12:12 AM
Quote from: Truthsayer on June 19, 2024, 12:22:57 AM
Quote from: Armagh18 on June 18, 2024, 11:41:48 PM
Quote from: Truthsayer on June 18, 2024, 11:21:59 PMJust listened to that podcast. Is getting repetitive alright. He hasn't liked Harte long before he went to Derry and use of C word is not acceptable. Says a lot of truth bout the mess he's made of Derry but we've heard it before. Also is not wrong that many in Tyrone are disgusted with what Hartes done (a lot of folk in Derry not too happy with it either).
That's hardly headline news though lol.

Haven't bothered listening to the podcast and doubt I will tbh.

At the end of the day we're all Irishmen watching/playing/coaching/discussing our national game. I don't think calling Harte a c u next tuesday is acceptable at all and I doubt Harte has done anything so terrible as to justify a personal attack like that.
Yeah I did say calling him the 'c' word is unacceptable. You can add Louth as well to list with people disgusted with Harte.
Strange no-one seems too bothered he was very derogatory about Dick Clerkin in the last two podcasts as well.. : )

Listening to the recent podcast he wound his neck in a fair bit regarding Dick Clerkin and then linked this into Brian Mullins pinning him against a wall one day in Dublin.........supposedly.

In relation to Joe's abhorrence for a Tyrone person managing the Derry team does he not know who stepped in last year to take over from RG.

Joe also had a swipe at mercenary managers just doing it for the £, a couple of his mates from the 93 squad would be in this category, one in particular has managed a serious amount of teams across Derry, Down and Tyrone.  A lot of clubs did not get much return in their investment.
GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
June 18, 2024, 09:22:28 PM
Regarding this weeks Mayo V Derry game it is a win win for Joe.

If Mayo get beat no doubt his Sindo column will be about how they are a team of chokers who will never win anything with no doubt a few personal insults fired at A O'S.

If Derry get beat then Joe will maintain he was right all along about MH, mind you having already called him a c##t I do not know what his next stage of personal insult will be.
GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
June 14, 2024, 06:05:20 PM
Lampooned maybe not the correct word however it was a very personal attack.
GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
June 14, 2024, 05:32:39 PM
Listened to both episodes and while no doubt the MH project now has its issues there was no need for what was a personal hatchet job.

Suffice to say if a public figure lampooned JB on a podcast or in any sort of media the Solicitors letter would not be far away.