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Topics - Dougal Maguire

General discussion / Self Aid Concert
July 23, 2023, 03:45:47 AM
There's nothing I like more, after coming home from a night out, than watching the Self Aid Concert on YouTube. Highlights for me are In Tua Nua, Clannad, Cactus World News and Bagatelle.
This issue needs to be discussed here rather than the thread it's currently being discussed on
General discussion / Thames Water
June 29, 2023, 08:56:03 AM
God bless Thatcherism which created a nation of shareholders and which paved the way for huge private sector profits and salaries, the eventual purchase of all the major utilities- gas, water and electricity to foreign governments and now the need for taxpayer's to come back in to possibly bale them out. You couldn't make it up
GAA Discussion / Armagh, an even bigger mess
March 26, 2023, 11:27:30 PM
Holy God,the sooner that robot McGeeney does the decent thing and buggers off, the better. A complete waste of space
In Tua Nua. Great group. They deserved more success than they got. Some great footage of them from Self Aid in 1985 on YouTube. Pearl of Dreams in particular is as good a tune as you'd hear anywhere in my opinion
GAA Discussion / Iconic GAA locations
November 13, 2022, 03:46:17 PM
Those shots from Celtic Park on TG4 showing Lough Foyle are fantastic. Other lovely shots are Killarney with Magillycuddy Reeks in the background and Armagh Athletic Grounds with the 2 Cathedrals
General discussion / Prince William
July 29, 2022, 08:57:29 PM
A few rumours going around about the Prince it seems
General discussion / Wireless Apple CarPlay
January 17, 2022, 03:16:55 PM
Does anyone use any of those devices for wireless CarPlay and are they any good?
General discussion / Kingspan
December 22, 2021, 12:42:27 AM
I see Michael Gove has written to Ulster Rugby asking them to reconsider their relationship with Kingspan in light of their alleged role in the Grenfell fire. I think it's fair to say that some of the directors, with their 'alpha male' attitude to safety standards, don't appear to have acquitted themselves too well, but given the suggestion that their products accounted for only 5% of the insulation in the tower block and were  allegedly used without their knowledge and, most importantly, that the inquiry is still ongoing, are they being lined up to be the scapegoat for someone else's failures?
General discussion / Apple Watch
January 13, 2019, 08:01:57 PM
The screen on my Apple Watch which is just over a year old has started to 'perish' around the edges. Does anyone know if this is a common fault and more importantly are there repair options other than paying a couple of hundred quid to Apple?
General discussion / Belfast
November 25, 2018, 12:34:46 AM
Staying in this God Forsaken kip tonight. Wife and I have walked for over an hour, not a chip shop to be found. What sort of hole is this place
General discussion / All Ireland Fleadh 2018
August 19, 2018, 01:14:00 PM
It's in Drogheda this year. Was a bit apprehensive but they're putting up a good show.
This discussion started on the Irish Hockey thread but that's not the right place for it. Question is what colour flag and national anthem might be acceptable for all citizens of a United Ireland?
Go for it lads
General discussion / Stolen dog
April 06, 2018, 02:24:24 PM
Folks let's share this and see if these people can find their stolen dog.
General discussion / The Official Granda's Club
December 16, 2017, 01:04:41 PM
Just joined it with the arrival of my first grandchild. A little boy. Overjoyed.
General discussion / Smart watch/Fitness tracker
October 21, 2017, 11:55:34 AM
My Pebble Time Round has given up the ghost and I'm looking for a replacement, something round, not too thick, that looks like a proper watch rather than a tacograph, which will give me social media, text notifications and track my steps. I'm currently doing a 5 mile walk about 5 times a week. Any suggestions?
GAA Discussion / Croke Park
August 05, 2017, 10:47:31 PM
Stadium is a joke. First 20 rows in Hogan, dread to think what Cusack and Davin are like, are open to the elements yet cost the same price as those under cover. Catering a disgrace, flat beer, instant coffee and hugely overpriced
General discussion / Flight delay compensation
July 12, 2017, 12:19:46 PM
Sitting on a Ryanair plane due to depart from Rome to Dublin. We're 2 hours late departing and now have to change plane as some guy scraped the side of the plane with the baggage loading machine. I'm curtailing my annoyance by convincing myself that if we're 3 hours late we'll be eligible for compensation. Is this the case?
General discussion / Jacob Rees Mogg
July 07, 2017, 07:04:17 PM
Strongly being tipped as possibly next Tory leader. Does anyone know a person more toffee nosed?  Proves imho that British are content to be part of an almost caste system. I think the guy's a  ringer for Cuthbert Cringleworthy from the Beano