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General discussion / Re: Commonwealth Games
« on: August 08, 2022, 03:19:41 PM »
And most welcome Milltown would be.

Meanwhile, if your argument is that no self-respecting Nationalist should be seen anywhere near an event featuring the NI flag, does that mean that you're not bothered about Unionists declining to participate in GAA events because of the presence of Tricolours and the Soldiers Song there?

You are making a false equivalence between using a loyalist symbol with no official status whatsoever to represent a political entity set up for sectarian purposes and a flag representing irish people everywhere which is also the flag of normal democratic state.

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: August 08, 2022, 01:33:59 PM »
Apparently one of these bike rental operations in Dublin decided that it would be funny to give their bikes female names.
Not surprisingly, this policy did not meet with universal approval and has been changed to just a boring old number.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: August 08, 2022, 01:15:07 PM »
Is Ireland in danger of becoming a de facto British protectorate?

Inevitably, since the Sabina Higgens, PBP type people think that you should not defend yourself.
Some coordination with neighbours is always going to be appropriate, but you have to do your bit yourself.

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: August 08, 2022, 12:45:14 AM »
The Seekers Judith Durham aged 79

One of the greatest female voices.

GAA Discussion / Re: East Belfast GAA
« on: August 07, 2022, 09:53:38 PM »
The GAA spent a lot in Dublin, which ensures that the spread of the games in urban areas. They should now do likewise in Drogheda, Dundalk, Belfast, Derry etc.

General discussion / Re: Boris Johnson
« on: August 05, 2022, 04:41:57 PM »

Rishi said this bit out loud!!!

He is clearly not suitable for the job. Someone with a bit of ability would have said the same thing, but would have phrased it as spending proportional to the population which did favour Labour voting areas, or suchlike.

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: August 05, 2022, 01:35:09 PM »
hopefully this isn't true?

Its true. There's loads of photos/ videos on Instagram.

Now now, this chap might identify as a woman on Wednesdays.

GAA Discussion / Re: East Belfast GAA
« on: August 05, 2022, 12:40:24 PM »
Not giving a chance would be something like carefully naming grounds. You canít second guess every innocent thing you do. It wasnít well handled but it wasnít malicious.

There just might be issues with some ground names but there is no possible insult in describing a team by its own name.

General discussion / Re: The next recession
« on: August 05, 2022, 11:17:59 AM »
Inflation is the big problem! And in general, the cure for inflation involves recession and unemployment.  This is a global issue and the 26 will not be immune.

Should be added, the disruption of Brexit means that the UK is more exposed.

I don't think the 26 will be unaffected, although I think that its mix of industries will reduce the damage.  However, I am old enough to remember when inflation was greater than 10% and unemployment was also greater than 10%.

General discussion / Re: The next recession
« on: August 04, 2022, 11:05:31 PM »
Did people save much money through Covid?

Hear all these reports about how, with no travelling to work and no holidays etc., people saved a lot of money.

I find it hard to believe that people saved a lot of money.

Some people wouldn't save money if you put them in a jail cell, but most people did save on outgoings that they were unable to make.

General discussion / Re: The next recession
« on: August 04, 2022, 07:16:14 PM »
The recession is not arriving in the 26 counties just yet. The unemployment rate has just fallen to its lowest level in 21 years in July at just 4.2pc and government revenue this July is up 19% on last year, a lot of this is corporation tax but income tax and vat are up also. No doubt there are people feeling some issues with price rises, but by historical standards these are the good times.

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: August 04, 2022, 03:24:20 PM »
There was a lot of meas for Trimble in the Irish Government. Without him there would have been no GFA. The DUP are still the same.

Trimble was a grumpy bollix, but one that you could do business with.

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: August 03, 2022, 11:46:41 AM »
Unless thereís a match or event on in Monaghan then the Monaghan - Lisnaskea route will be quicker. The roads are good and generally quiet.

On an aside, it is surprising how good the "B" roads in Fermanagh are, compared to South Down or South Armagh.

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: August 03, 2022, 11:37:38 AM »
I'm heading from Carlingford to Blacklion next week. Google maps suggesting route staying in the south n53 then a509. Alternatively a28 A5 A4 all in the North. No real difference in distance. Is the second option a good road?

Newry-Armagh is an excellent road. Armagh Ballygawley is mixed. from there you are on the main road to Enniskillen which is mostly good. More main road driving this way, but you have to pass through Newry, Armagh, Enniskillen and some smaller places as well.
The other way you have a Monaghan-Rosslea-Lisnaskea which is a good country road but not a trunk route. Likewise from Lisnaskea, the route is scenic though and hardly likely to be congested, unless you end up behind a tractor.

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: August 02, 2022, 02:51:39 PM »
Lads keep away from state-sponsored mainstream media.

Trust your own intuition, if things don't seem to add up.
I agree and came out other side of pandemic fine , unvaccinated but miraculously alive

Many didnít though :o

That's the difference Tommy, you were looking out for those around you as well, not just yourself.
Yes I certainly am looking out for those around me by taking exception to the proliferation fast food joints during the last few years when obesity and T2 diabetes correlate with worst Covid outcomes. NHS spends 10billion and rising annually on treatments we are all paying taxes for when diet education protocols would fix most of it at a fraction of the cost.

OK, good to hear
Yeah I think itís a more pragmatic approach than confining us all to our house to save people who take zero responsibility for their health. Why should we be penalised for it?

To save all the people who do take responsibility for their health? And even the others you don't have the right to kill them so that you can go to the pub either. 

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