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Yeah that's what I was thinking!  I'll print out all the info and forms today and get everything sorted so I know exactly where I stand :)
armaghniac, thanks for the help.  I'm working in pharma so hard to know if there will be a contract extension or not, but like you say it may not be seen as a time limited job. 
Hi lads, been a while!  Hope you are all well.

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with changing the car over from northern reg to southern reg?

I currently have a temporary exemption from VRT (customs came to the door, didn't realise I needed it) as I was a student; runs out at the end of the month.  Started a job in Cork but it's only a 12 month contract...they will hardly give me another exemption for 10 months as I am working here would they?

So basically I was wondering if anybody has been in this situation and can help me out, there are that many forms and leaflets on the Revenue website I'm getting confused.  Do I still need to apply for transfer of residence even though I have the temporary exemption?

Thanks in advance!
I haven't been involved in scór for 5 or 6 years now and I was only ever involved in the instrumental music section but I did enjoy watching the novelty acts.  Being honest by the time the quiz came around I was just wanting to hear whether we had gotten through to the next round but at the same time I did learn a few facts here and there!

Scór na nÓg isn't far off, kids who have started into their novelty act rehearsals now won't get their chance to act it out.  Why is this decision only being made now?  If people had these opinions on it before, why didn't they get it abolished sooner (as in after the scór 2013 finals...about 4 months ago)? 

Scór competitors, clubs which participate in any aspect of scór and club cultural officers should have been consulted about this decision.

Between this and the fact that certain clubs always seem to get through rounds no matter what (maybe not the case in every county) to someone who wasn't a judge changing the score sheet so a certain club could get through to the next round I have to say I'm glad I'm not part of this farce anymore.
General discussion / Re: Computer Help
August 05, 2012, 08:25:55 PM
Quote from: Tony Baloney on August 05, 2012, 08:17:52 PM
Quote from: downgirl on August 05, 2012, 08:01:47 PM
Myles it recognised 2, then of a 2 cd set it recognised the 1st cd straight away and I had to put the other cd of the set in and out a few times before it picked it up.  Now it doesn't seem to be recognising any.  As for the DVD's I tried they are ones I have played on the laptop plenty of times before and they now aren't being recognised.

Thanks for that Main Street will have a wee look now see if I can get anywhere with that!   :)
Laser on the drive is fcuked now doubt.

Oh no  :( So go for the external disc drive?
General discussion / Re: Computer Help
August 05, 2012, 08:01:47 PM
Myles it recognised 2, then of a 2 cd set it recognised the 1st cd straight away and I had to put the other cd of the set in and out a few times before it picked it up.  Now it doesn't seem to be recognising any.  As for the DVD's I tried they are ones I have played on the laptop plenty of times before and they now aren't being recognised.

Thanks for that Main Street will have a wee look now see if I can get anywhere with that!   :)
General discussion / Re: Computer Help
August 05, 2012, 05:42:09 PM
Hi all,

I was trying to put some new cd's onto my itunes on my laptop today however it seemed to recognise some cd's ok but others it isn't recognising at all; when I put the cd's in they whirr around and then stop a few times but when I go into my computer it isn't showing a disc being in the drive.  I tried it with loads of different cd's and dvd's but it's still the same.  I have checked the device manager for updates to the CD-ROM driver but it came back saying windows has determined the driver software for the device is up to date.  I also checked to see if the device has been disabled but that wasn't the case either, so I am a bit stuck, if anyone has any advice I would really appreciate it!  :)

If I have to bring it to someone to fix it roughly how long should it take and cost?

Laptop is Dell Studio 15, Drive is Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-7640S ATA Device.
GAA Discussion / Re: Senior Scor 2012
April 22, 2012, 12:16:50 AM
All-Ireland Scór Sinsear Champions 2012

Rince Foirne: Spa, Co Kerry
Amhránaíocht Aonair: St Mary's, Co Sligo
Ceol Uirlise: Belllaghy, Co Derry
Aithruseoireacht: Moate All Whites, Co Westmeath
Bailéad Ghrúpa: Clara, Co Offaly
Tráth na gCeisteanna: Bornacoola, Co Leitrim
Nuachleas: Errigal Ciaran, Co Tyrone
Rince Seit: Glenflesk, Co Kerry
Quote from: Mickey Linden on April 13, 2012, 04:55:26 PM
Is there any point replacing bread at lunch time with pasta or noodles or are they generally the same for putting on the pounds?

Does anyone know what way slimming world works? A mate was on it and said that they basically done without bread but were free to eat as much spuds and meat as they wanted. They swear by this too and have lost a considerble amount of weight from it.

There's a new extra easy thing now but I was doing the old version, basically red days and green days, so red days eat as much meat and fish as you want (free foods on red days), green days eat as much pasta, rice, potatoes as you want (free foods on green days).  Most vegetables and fruit are free on both days (eat as much as you want)  off the top of my head though I think it's maybe peas and sweetcorn are only free on green days (so if you eat them with your dinner on a red day they count towards your daily 'syn' total).  You are allowed 10-15 syns a day, and you can use them with your meals or as treats, and it is advisable to use them, if you have zero syns per day it doesn't seem to affect the amount of weight you lose.  You also have healthy extras so you can take 2 small slices of wholemeal bread and 125ml semi skimmed milk as a healthy extra and not count it as syns.  If you want I can send you a pm when I get home with more details about it?
Quote from: Dougal Maguire on April 10, 2012, 06:27:37 PM
Quote from: Canalman on April 10, 2012, 04:07:51 PM
Bought this yoke( pun intended) in Heatons recently. About E2 and you simply break the eggs into the holders and bang them in the microwave for 2 minutes and you get imo perfect poached eggs without all the foostering about.

Never quiet mastered the boiling pan approach.

I got one of those microwave things but the lid kept bursting open scattering the egg all over the place

If you pierce the yolk it should stop the egg from exploding all over the microwave.  Have one of those wee things and it's the job.

As for the losing weight thing I agree with Rois with regards to Slimming World, initially I was doing this (by myself, not going to the classes) but I'm not sticking to it rigidly any more. 

One thing I have found is doing a water routine once or twice a week as well as your usual 'land' routine really kicks it off.  If you can find a good aqua aerobics class it is really worth a shot...I know what you are thinking, for aul biddies and injured people.  That's what I thought.  I wrecked my ankle at the start of January and decided to go along as I couldn't do my step routines and thought it would be grand.  How wrong was I!  Excellent workout, great for intense cardio and toning as well.  Even though this and swimming was the only thing I was doing for the first few months of the year I still lost weight, so I would highly recommend it!  Also I LOVE step.  I know classes seem like a girlie thing but they work!!  :)
General discussion / Re: Titanic Exhibition
April 02, 2012, 08:09:41 PM
Quote from: fingerbob on April 02, 2012, 04:43:29 PM
Reminds me of the St Patrick's centre in Downpatrick although on a much bigger scale obviously. It's been a massive drain on the council in the past decade.

Agree with you there fingerbob!!  Half the problem there is the expensive tickets to get in and go round the place, even their student prices are dear.  The good thing about the Titanic Exhibition is that it is in Belfast, probably gets 100 times the amount of tourists Downpatrick does!  ;D
General discussion / Re: Exercise!!
April 01, 2012, 11:05:57 PM
Tut tut Milltown!  Sure you wouldn't be able to feel anything properly through the gloves!!  ;D
General discussion / Re: Exercise!!
April 01, 2012, 10:37:28 PM
If you can find a decent step aerobics class it's worth a shot, again one of the lads heard we were doing it and said he would be able to do it without breaking a sweat because it's so easy.  So we dared him to do it and he had to eat his words!  Also I banjaxed my ankle there at the start of Jan and had to give up on step for a while so was trying to find other less impact classes so I tried aqua attack one day thinking it would be grand out that it would be full of old people and invalids such as myself.  Not so!  We have these like webbed gloves on and do some amazing toning work under the water, you can really feel it when you are in there. 

But classes definitely depend on the instructor!  How much are classes in gyms in general for non-members?  The one I go to is €8 for non members, €4 for members and free for students (yeoo!)
General discussion / Re: The Household charge
April 01, 2012, 10:31:09 PM
Yes Maguire it was a 'generic' thing, no name or address. 
General discussion / Re: The Household charge
April 01, 2012, 11:14:49 AM
Quote from: on April 01, 2012, 02:39:20 AM
Quote from: downgirl on March 31, 2012, 11:57:09 PM
Lads I got a card through the door during the week there, A5 double sided, full colour, Household Charge - final reminder basically giving all the details of what the money is for, where you can pay, who is liable, exempt etc.

Anyway I was wondering was this sent to every house in the country?  Or just to a list of people who hadn't paid by whatever day they had sent it out?

In any case, I feel this was an unnecessary waste of money on behalf of the government (printing out x million amount of leaflets, distribution via, I assume, an post who will require to be paid as well).  Probably cost the equivalent of 5% of the total amount of households that have already paid the tax!

Pay your taxes and there should be no problem. If people paid their taxes the government would not need to waste money reminding you. I doubt it costs anywhere near 5% to print you a letter reminding you of your duty as a resident, it probably costs closer to 0.01%

I'm actually renting so it should have gone to my landlord (who owns a whole block of apartments I live in) and I do pay taxes on what I earn.  So don't accuse me of not paying taxes.