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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: February 05, 2019, 08:37:14 PM »
Completly different one and all advice welcomed. Trip to Orlando being planned for July. 4 kids from 6 to 10 plus 2 adults. Flights are sorted but after advice and suggestions for villa accommodation in particular. Car hire pointers appreciated too.
Sign up to Avis Preferred and use discount code H811101. Avis is good because your OH can drive too, plus Preferred makes it really handy to pick up at airport.

General discussion / Re: Private Health Care in the North
« on: January 28, 2019, 12:38:56 PM »
Was just about to chip in my experience - don't buy it expecting to receive better treatment.

Much of the time any appointments and/or operations if required will be at a public hospital.

general, is this in the North? 

It is directly contrary to my experience.  All my appointments have been in private clinics or hospitals. 

My sister is a consultant in the Ulster hospital in Dundonald - no private work is done (in her field anyway) in a trust hospital. 

General discussion / Re: Private Health Care in the North
« on: January 28, 2019, 09:12:43 AM »
I have it through work with Aviva and it has been brilliant so far, but that's because I've had cause to use it. 

I needed surgery that had an 18 month waiting list on the NHS, and got the operation within 4 weeks back in November there.  I had to go to Scotland for it (they didn't have the required High Dependency Unit for "just in case" in any private hospital in NI), but that was absolutely no problem. 

It's the sort of thing that is brilliant if you need it but feels like a drain if you don't. 

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: January 25, 2019, 08:34:48 PM »

Thanks guys but in Vegas can you buy chips with it or do you need cash?
Is there a limit of $200 a month before ATM fees

You are changing the goalposts a wee bit now Fuzz with this one.  I have no clue about chips in Vegas but would be astounded if you couldn't use a Visa card to purchase chips.  If you went to An Post and ordered currency onto a prepaid card, you'd get an exchange rate of 1.0976 at the minute.  If I go onto Revolut and exchange, I get 1.1413. 

Yes, there's a limit if you're just on the standard free package. 

For someone who's probably up north quite a bit, it is definitely worth having a go with Revolut, even if you don't use it for the USA - and it's free, so you really have nothing to lose.

General discussion / Re: Big Lottery Winners in Armagh
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:58:37 PM »
Previous winner...

money doesn't change a person, it reveals them.
The same woman had “verbals” with my dad too. Not the nicest.

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: January 21, 2019, 06:41:01 PM »
What about these currency cards like Monzo or Revolut?
This is the answer - it will change your life.

I believe I may have you to thank for it!

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: January 21, 2019, 05:57:13 PM »
What about these currency cards like Monzo or Revolut?
This is the answer - it will change your life.

General discussion / Re: Kilkenny (the place, not the team)
« on: January 18, 2019, 02:01:21 PM »
I'm leading the charge to KK for my sister's hen party in two weeks time...yikes...

We're staying in the Hibernian - they're doing a rate of €125 per head including dinner.  It is handy to pubs. 

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:40:24 AM »
Crispin Odey's comments (made last week) are the reason sterling jumped last week.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: January 11, 2019, 02:18:32 PM »
Interesting bit of theatre yesterday with most of the DUP MP's suddenly becoming available to meet Simon Coveney after he'd suggested that they'd refused his offer on Good Morning Ulster. Christopher (I'm younger than I look) Stalford struggled to explain what happened but mumbled something about the Irish Government not following up on it's initial request and then playing the I'm not sure card when pressed further...

I heard that - Stalford said that the Irish government didn't follow up on the invite they issued...well there was obviously no response from the DUP!  Everyone else managed it. 
Always someone else's fault, when even if it was an oversight, it was a DUP oversight!

General discussion / Re: New Car Advice
« on: December 31, 2018, 10:17:39 PM »
David, check out Autoline’s telematics policy, called ChilliDrive. It is based on monitored driving, and premiums come down quite a bit in Yr2. £1,500 is prob right enough. No black box needed, just an app.

General discussion / Re: Tablets
« on: December 31, 2018, 04:29:32 PM »
My Kindle Fire HD does a perfect job for Netflix, skyGo etc.

General discussion / Re: No more evictions!
« on: December 22, 2018, 10:28:08 AM »
The IT reports,

'After the eviction, the security staff stayed on at the property, in an apparent attempt to ensure the house remained in the possession of KBC. But they were attacked in the early hours of Sunday morning by a 20-strong gang armed with a gun and baseball bats.'
Where did the figure of 20 come from?  Did someone do a roll call?
And then the  IT report that there was a gun.
 Is the reported presence of a gun in the ambush an established fact  or is the IT  just repeating embellished accounts of the incident by the hired security thugs and presenting them as facts , the very same thugs who were caught napping, were outwitted and easily overpowered in the ambush?
I thought the dog was shot?

General discussion / Re: No more evictions!
« on: December 21, 2018, 05:11:34 PM »
How much vigilantism is the right amount?
There's not near enough of it.
And some of the FineGael/banker lovers on here should be ashamed of themselves; bunch of arrogant, self-riteous c"nts- ashamed that some of them claim to be GAA men from Tyrone
w**kers,  ban away
Catch yourself on

General discussion / Re: No more evictions!
« on: December 17, 2018, 07:18:46 PM »
There has yet to be the slightest evidence demonstrated that the security firm involved were loyalist paramilitaries.

Your man is an absolute lowlife gangster. Bleeding the state dry for years. Slap it up him.
If this is the firm I think it is, it is certainly not the first time they have operated south of the border. Given the gardai involvement, wouldn’t it be safe to say they were not acting illegally?

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