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Whens the draw going to be made for the championship?

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General discussion / Re: Prince Phillip has croaked
« on: April 09, 2021, 07:06:57 PM »
Condolences to all the Nordies on here.

Says the man who hails from what my southern friends call “mini Belfast”. A place more famous for pissing on the powder in 1798 than any northern county. :-X :-X

Was that not kilkenny that pissed on the powder?

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General discussion / Re: Prince Phillip has croaked
« on: April 09, 2021, 01:29:11 PM »
Deepest condolences to his family, all in Fine Gael, The Independent group and all the loyal youths in Belfast who will tragically now have to stop throwing petrol bombs. Ar dheis go raibh a anam.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Monaghan Covid Breach
« on: April 09, 2021, 11:23:06 AM »
https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaa-poised-to-declare-bans-on-dublin-and-monaghan-managers-null-and-void-ahead-of-further-investigation-40291101.html

So Banty held the training session on his own club grounds, it just goes to show that you aren't safe anywhere!

The penalties aren't exactly a deterrent for other counties though, loss of home venue is of no relevance in the current climate. Farrell and Banty might now miss the opening championship fixture but it depends what the managerial suspension covers in terms of any potential impact this might have. If it is a complete stadium & training ban then it might have some effect but otherwise if it is just a touchline ban on matchdays then it will have little or no impact given the amount of backroom staff involved now at county level.

Given these are high profile now and the minister is even on record saying how annoyed he is, I think the GAA will be acting swiftly with a much stronger punishment. Remember these bans were put in place by the county boards of the respective counties. I think the GAA would be correct to deduct league points of counties, refuse them home advantage in games or whatever. And I say that even though I think the restriction on outdoor sport is wrong. But put yourself in the shoes of someone who has lost a relative, a job etc looking on at this carry one from Dublin and especially Monaghan.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Monaghan Covid Breach
« on: April 09, 2021, 11:20:09 AM »
Any sanctions for Clubs letting their pitches be used for unauthorised uninsured activities?

You should put that in the "Club sanctions for unauthorised uninsured Activities" Thread

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General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch - Fleg Lives Matter
« on: April 08, 2021, 03:55:48 PM »
Thought Shinners would have welcomed the violence last night

Shure didn't they do that for 30 years!

Lots of Twitter talk of retaliations tonight

Seems like there could be a serious escalation

Hopefully not

Is there a whatabouttery award thread? I nominate this post.
Shinners have engaged in whataboutery for their entire existence

Arlene Foster's tactic last night was straight out of the Sinn Fein playbook

You'd think NI Irish nationalists would applaud NI British Unionist adoption of SF tactics, it's a compliment if anything - Unionists see how SF tactics have dragged public debate down into the gutter, and they want some of that

NI Irish nationalists certainly can't complain about that

The two sides are well matched

I just feel for the very large section of the NI community who don't want to be part of either "side"

The solution is to get rid of both the DUP and SF through the ballot box and elect reasonable people rather than two parties who groom vulnerable working class youth into criminality, who act like vultures on their communities

That's a certainly skewed outlook on what has happened in the past up here but not surprising. I really don't know where to start.

That must have been some bang on the head you received back in the day.
My take is straight down the line

Northerners insulting people from the Republic has become a common sight on this forum of late, so thanks again for the latest installment of that

For a long time I've warned that rabble rousing for a border poll will cause nothing but trouble in NI

This is continuously disputed by most NI Irish nationalists on this forum, who have consistently underestimated the potential for violence and seem to exist in a fantasy world where NI British Loyalists and Unionists will simply suck it up and take it

And obviously DUP and Loyalist rabble rousing will cause nothing but trouble, like, duh

The thing that annoys a lot of NI Irish nationalists is that reasonable people from the Republic with an interest in the situation in NI can generally read it a lot better than most NI Irish nationalists - because we can sit back and observe with a degree of dispassion and actually see what's going on, whereas a lot of youse can't see the wood for the trees - too much emotional investment, siloed lives, existing in echo chambers, it tends to cloud judgement




A doozy.

Is this the same guy? Where did this post come from? Reminds me of a broken marriage, he was in love at the start but when it broke up he became very very bitter indeed and even though he cant have her he gets very angry if anyone else loves her instead ;)

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GAA Discussion / Re: Monaghan Covid Breach
« on: April 08, 2021, 03:41:49 PM »
All joking aside, the GAA needs to step in and do more than these ridiculous manager bans. I would deduct both teams 4 league points for starters. Why? Well the GAA will now come under serious scrutiny and potentially our start date could be pushed back unless we are seen to deal with this. That would effect all clubs and all kids and it is not acceptable.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Monaghan Covid Breach
« on: April 08, 2021, 12:40:33 PM »
While Dublin don't need to cheat to win, Monaghan certainly do. I think GAA should ban Banty from shouting, roaring and jumping up and down. He should also be banned from buying Cavan Jerseys to deface at his training sessions.

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: April 07, 2021, 06:37:59 PM »
I'm a teacher.  I would be totally against any form of industrial action now, and I'd bet the vast majority of my colleagues would be the same.
It's yet another PR disasterclass from the unions banging this particular drum.  Create an avenue towards a priority vaccine for at-risk teachers, fair enough,  but the majority just want to get back to doing the job in as normal a fashion as possible.

Teacher bashing is a convenient storyline for the press to field- just throw out the headline,  and let social media do the rest.  Overpaid, lazy, selfish, holidays, afraid to work, wouldn't know a day's work if it headbutted them, retail workers, doctors, nurses, etc, etc. 
Just what is it people want from teachers, that teachers aren't delivering?  With the amount of expert opinion you come across reading comments on an IT article, homeschooling must be the way forward,  because it's blatantly obvious that teachers either can't or won't or don't want to do the job.

If balloted on industrial action, I'll be voting no.  Not because I'm heroic,  or virtue signalling, or whatever.  It doesn't matter anyway, because I'll be accused either way.  And if it comes up with someone I know- someone who maybe hit a home run on facebook with a vitriolic post, or someone who wades in in the comments section, I get the classic backtrack- not all teachers, sure the school is doing everything it can, etc, etc. 
Yeah, me bollix. 
You know the bit that amuses me most, very often these are the very people that'll bang a drum about mental health,  and the impact the covid restrictions will have on mental health and mental health services.  But if it's a teacher's mental health, pity about them- see above,  lazy, holidays, etc, etc.

The teacher bashing narrative then redirects to the impact the greedy, selfish,  lazy teachers' actions and demands will have on pupils.  Primary school is formative, I teach secondary,  so I see adolescence unfold.  Yes, I would be acutely aware of the stress and toll on the mental health of those either sitting in front of me, or logging in for remote learning.  I also see the impact of those with little or no engagement.  I know those that will catch up, and those that will struggle.  I'll do my best, but it won't be good enough,  because I'm lazy, selfish,  overpaid and only interested in the holidays.

When we came back in September, we were told to start softly,  softly, to get the students readjusted, to be mindful of their wellbeing and mental health,  and not to be causing stress.  It seems a lot of that has gone out the window lately.  I don't recall being told to reverse this, but it looks like it's my fault anyway,  because I'm a teacher.

Sorry...

What i want from teachers is to put some people with brains in charge of their unions and not the empty vessels you have representing YOU and your colleagues. You are allowing these people to represent you like this, maybe you and the many others like you should start kicking up a bit.

And by the way, teachers attempts to label every critique of their actions as teacher bashing is tiresome. Sure some teachers would claim you yourself would be a teacher basher based on your first paragraph.

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: April 06, 2021, 10:50:56 PM »
More strike threats down south. Not happy with vaccine roll out now, think they should be all put up the list. Classy as ever.

I think they are saying that they should not be put down the list, which is not quite the same thing.
Now they probably should not have been told of a higher position previously, but in part that was to avoid taking more rigourous measures in schools and these should now be looked at if the vaccine priority has changed.

Nphet have decided to do the rest of the roll out by age. Again in my medical device factory I have not heard one person crib over getting the vaccine ahead or behind anyone else. A sickening selfish act yet again by teachers unions.

To be fair Teachers have been looking of what has been happening from their home since last March, bar a period from September to December. When you have been isolated from the real world of living and working with covid you become fearful.

Fearful or selfish? Do they ever look at themselves and think wevare the only group in the country threatening strike during this emergency and by Jesus have nurses and doctors waaay more reasom to strike and they didn't. Its appalling behaviour from a group with no shame.

Just out of interest, are there any other 'group' in the country who are asked to work inside, in small rooms, with up to 35 other people, where the people in the room are not wearing masks or face guards at the very least?

They've barely worked in a year, get real.

Who should they get vaccinated instead off?


Ah ha. So it's the fact teachers have been based at home is what your problem is. Not the fact their health could be threatened by the increased risk of catching covid given they are mixing with people from 30+ other families/household in small rooms without masks - which no other workforce has to do.

It is not the fault of teachers that school buildings were closed and they had to work from home. But of course the judgement from someone who has never done the job is that teachers were doing nothing at home.

The best point I could make it don't judge a workforce until you've been in their shoes. You judge the life of a teacher from the outside yet I take it you have never worked as a teacher? So really you wouldn't truly understand their feelings on it.

The biggest point here is the amount of people in a small room and the teachers aren't being protected as not everyone is masked up. Would you happily work in a small room in this way?

Getting schools open is a massive part of getting society and economy etc up and running again. The sensible thing would have been to vaccinate teachers so they were kept safe - given they seem to be the only workforce asked to work unsafely in small rooms with unmasked people - and as you can't seem to given me examples of any other workforce asked to work in this way so there must not be any other examples.

Ah ha nothing. Wrong wrong wrong. Get your head out of your ass and have a look around.

Are your teachers not wearing masks at school? How many teachers have caught covid at school and died? Do you support a 25 year old teacher getting vaccinated ahead of a 50 year old man who works in a shop in retail for example?

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: April 06, 2021, 10:29:55 PM »
More strike threats down south. Not happy with vaccine roll out now, think they should be all put up the list. Classy as ever.

I think they are saying that they should not be put down the list, which is not quite the same thing.
Now they probably should not have been told of a higher position previously, but in part that was to avoid taking more rigourous measures in schools and these should now be looked at if the vaccine priority has changed.

Nphet have decided to do the rest of the roll out by age. Again in my medical device factory I have not heard one person crib over getting the vaccine ahead or behind anyone else. A sickening selfish act yet again by teachers unions.

To be fair Teachers have been looking of what has been happening from their home since last March, bar a period from September to December. When you have been isolated from the real world of living and working with covid you become fearful.

Fearful or selfish? Do they ever look at themselves and think wevare the only group in the country threatening strike during this emergency and by Jesus have nurses and doctors waaay more reasom to strike and they didn't. Its appalling behaviour from a group with no shame.

Just out of interest, are there any other 'group' in the country who are asked to work inside, in small rooms, with up to 35 other people, where the people in the room are not wearing masks or face guards at the very least?

They've barely worked in a year, get real.

Who should they get vaccinated instead off?

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: April 06, 2021, 09:54:04 PM »
More strike threats down south. Not happy with vaccine roll out now, think they should be all put up the list. Classy as ever.

I think they are saying that they should not be put down the list, which is not quite the same thing.
Now they probably should not have been told of a higher position previously, but in part that was to avoid taking more rigourous measures in schools and these should now be looked at if the vaccine priority has changed.

Nphet have decided to do the rest of the roll out by age. Again in my medical device factory I have not heard one person crib over getting the vaccine ahead or behind anyone else. A sickening selfish act yet again by teachers unions.

To be fair Teachers have been looking of what has been happening from their home since last March, bar a period from September to December. When you have been isolated from the real world of living and working with covid you become fearful.

Fearful or selfish? Do they ever look at themselves and think wevare the only group in the country threatening strike during this emergency and by Jesus have nurses and doctors waaay more reasom to strike and they didn't. Its appalling behaviour from a group with no shame.

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: April 06, 2021, 06:54:30 PM »
More strike threats down south. Not happy with vaccine roll out now, think they should be all put up the list. Classy as ever.

I think they are saying that they should not be put down the list, which is not quite the same thing.
Now they probably should not have been told of a higher position previously, but in part that was to avoid taking more rigourous measures in schools and these should now be looked at if the vaccine priority has changed.

Nphet have decided to do the rest of the roll out by age. Again in my medical device factory I have not heard one person crib over getting the vaccine ahead or behind anyone else. A sickening selfish act yet again by teachers unions.

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: April 06, 2021, 03:53:19 PM »
More strike threats down south. Not happy with vaccine roll out now, think they should be all put up the list. Classy as ever.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 06, 2021, 10:25:54 AM »
0.1% of cases passed on outdoors. Something that's been known for a long time yet nphet (who it seems run the country without any hindrance) have outdoors sports and recreation banned. This is why they should be them off prime time tv and instead reporting to government.
Where are you getting that 0.1% figure from itchy?

Tomas Ryan, who is in favour of a zero Covid policy, said on Dunphy’s podcast that it makes absolutely no sense that children are back in school indoors, but that outdoor Easter camps are banned.

I didn’t think the % was that low though. I thought that the British variant was more capable of transmission outdoors than the pre-Christmas one

Reported widely in the media past few days...

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/outdoor-transmission-accounts-for-0-1-of-state-s-covid-19-cases-1.4529036
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/calls-to-allow-open-air-dining-and-sports-after-figures-show-just-01pc-of-covid-cases-linked-to-outdoor-transmission-40278494.html

By all accounts that data has been around a lot longer than that too from the US and other countries.

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