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General discussion / Re: NIE connection
« on: October 16, 2018, 08:48:32 PM »
Not sure NIE are as tightly regulated as the UK?
I could be wrong but they def have a different Regulator

Put your complaint into them https://www.uregni.gov.uk

Also put complaint into consumer council NI

Aristo60 has a uni friend who works for the utility regulator...or maybe you've already tried that route?

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General discussion / Re: Buying a house
« on: October 03, 2018, 08:54:01 PM »
I've dealt with this a few times over the years. Roads aren't adopted for one of two reasons: 1 - they are not up to transport ni standards e.g. poor visible splays, narrow footpaths or just poorly built. 2. the developer owes money to transport NI (road service) in the form of a bond for this site or another.

If its the first point, i would be wary of the liability you as a home owner would be taking on, such as the responsibility for sewers to the road boundary rather than your site boundary as well as any other utilities within the development.

You can PM me with development details and i can check with contacts within transport ni to find out why its not being adopted if you like.
Thank you - likely to be Number 2 - the front man is a former bankrupt, though he is not the site owner. It scares us that even public liability would rest with us. Only 6 houses in the development. I might take you up on the offer - trying a couple of other ways of finding out the craic. We won’t buy if there’s any risk. We’re the first to buy in the dev. Gutted this eve.
Can he (developer) go now and get bond etc and get them adopted?

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General discussion / Re: Buying a house
« on: October 03, 2018, 05:32:37 PM »
Buying a new build (in the north) and contract just landed from vendor - they aren't adopting the roads so will be private roads.

Anyone have any experience of how people deal with that?  Really really putting us off if we can't get a resolution.  Does it suggest the builder/developer not constructing roads up to right standard?

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General discussion / Re: Christmas markets in Europe
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:19:14 PM »
Salzburg was lovely. We did it and Munich in the same trip last December. Direct train between the two. If you’re in the north, Ryanair starting flights to Salzburg soon and days of flights are  good for weekend breaks.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« on: September 09, 2018, 07:07:04 AM »

The worst bit of it all was that Osaka was brilliant and we cruising to the win. Serena completely ruined it on her.
I agree 100% with this, the poor girl had no clue how to react and should have been elated at her performance. Serena was a disgrace.

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: September 06, 2018, 11:28:26 PM »
Should be a great game, Rois. A rivalry match-up with PAC implications.
Someone told me today you couldn’t get a beer at a college football game, but I disagreed as I’ve been to two now and def had a beer or wine or sonething at half time at both.
Turns out we randomly went to two of the c.30 colleges where beer was sold. Not at Stanford tho!

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General discussion / Re: Primark fire in belfast
« on: September 06, 2018, 10:36:13 PM »
Who was yer man on BBCNI news yesterday, Jesus he wasn't impressed.

Was it the CEO of Argento, the jewellery store that can't open? Saw him on the BBC website.
My heart bleeds for this poor millionaire

Maybe you could consider the employment and well-being of the employees in the store, genius.
A good Strabane man who knows the value of business to his staff. Not a silver spoon millionaire.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: September 06, 2018, 09:55:12 PM »
What exactly were you told? What constitutes “bags”? It is no secret but these stories seem to snowball.

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: September 06, 2018, 09:48:45 PM »
Going to USC at Stanford on Saturday...excited!

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: September 06, 2018, 09:22:04 PM »
No lack of money in Tyrone i presume!! Club Tyrone trawled England and USA about 6 months ago and came home with bags of it...
;D I love reading this stuff.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: September 03, 2018, 01:20:12 PM »
Cathal McShane had an absolute nightmare.

Did he?  He kicked 2 points from play and got on a mountain of ball.  Didn't always do the right thing granted and some silly mistakes and shot selections yes indeed but I wouldn't say he had a nightmare game.  He was involved I would say, did some good things, did some not so good things.  Full of endeavour.  Game yesterday will have brought him on massively & think we will see him in MF a lot more in the coming years.

Any decent sizeable forwards out there we could utilise ala, Kieran Donaghy?  Still a place for it last 10-15 minutes of a chasing game.  A Niall McKenna or Aidan Cassidy are the only 2 that spring to mind but both no longer on the panel.  Most of the forwards we have now are runners but we still need an outlet.  Ritchie Donnelly hasnt really done it this past few games, from seeing him I would still have Niall MCkenna or Aidan Cassidy ahead of him but he has the youth on his side.

Im not sure there is anyone else in the county?  Football is such a runners game but a long Armaghesq diagonal still works a treat.     

Agree with Christmas' assessment on Cathal. Bar one or two bad wides, I thought he did rightly. He was involved in Tyrone's first 6 scores. The pass for Bradley, his own score, won a rare kick out from Cluxton that saw a score and won the free for McAliskey's score. I genuinely thought he led the Tyrone charge in the first 18 minutes or so. and off the top of my head ended up Tyrone's top scorer from play! 

I would suggest he got more possession of the ball than his marker James McCarthy as well.

Appreciate that I have the rose tints on. Was he man of the match? No. Could he have done better? Yes. However to assess his game as a nightmare is over the top.

I'm not one for slagging off amateur players, especially in that tone, but he give it a better lash than some our experienced players.
Similar glasses on here but there was an awful lot of good mixed in with a bit of bad. He had two points, a few good interceptions and a couple of sublime passes inside.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: September 03, 2018, 09:56:08 AM »
Need a bit of help and this is the best category  - got a fella tickets for the AIF and asked him for premiums for the camogie. He’s charging me £50 a head for them. Would that be the price? Do they not come as part of the premium ticket package? Feels like daylight robbery but maybe I’m off the mark here in terms of value.

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General discussion / Re: Papal Visit to Ireland
« on: August 26, 2018, 09:59:02 PM »
where did the 130k estimate come from? My ticket was not scanned as I went in so there can’t be official figures to say that. Many “corrals” were empty because they didn’t have a view of tv screens whilst others were over-capacity, and we just went into one that was more suitable. It felt like much more than 1.5x Croke Park.


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General discussion / Re: Papal Visit to Ireland
« on: August 26, 2018, 08:16:49 PM »
I enjoyed my day in Phoenix Park, lovely friendly atmosphere.
He did speak a few words in Irish. The first reading was also as gaeilge.


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General discussion / Re: Las Vegas
« on: August 24, 2018, 03:34:44 PM »
Possibly 9 Fine Irishmen in NYNY - I recall there being premiership football on in there so it's a possibility. 

I'm there on 13th Sep myself (in Mandalay Bay).

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