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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!
General discussion / Re: cork city
June 23, 2011, 06:08:50 PM
Near the city centre there is the River Lee hotel (used to be Jurys), handy spot for getting in and out of town.  Plenty of B&B's along Western Rd too.  Further out would be Rochestown Park, Midleton Park Hotel, Oriel House Hotel in Ballincollig.  For the craic, try Reardens on Washington St or have a dander around the place and see if you see anywhere you like yourself, city centre is quite contained and easy enough to get around!  Enjoy!  :)
General discussion / On the toilet on the phone??
August 07, 2009, 11:14:42 PM
Was on the phone to a fella tonight and he decided to go to the toilet (a number 1!!) while he was talking to me...I was not happy...just wondering is this typical male behaviour???!!!
Ok turns out I am crap at this so I would be most grateful for a bit of help; if I win I will give you all a share of the prize (a share of £20!!!  :D :D)

So the answers are all TV programmes:

1.  Not the first, but when the warm weather comes, gives us our communion wine - Last of the Summer Wine

2.  Bright green precious stone is confused with me  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

3.  Gliding over solid water - Dancing on Ice

4.  Christmas girls name and these trees grow from little acorns - Hollyoaks

5.  It's not the strongest connection - The Weakest Link

6.  Where the sun rises and we don't come at the beginning - Eastenders

7.  Article being served from a newspaper is on the border  _ _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _

8.  A trainee who is dismissed  _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _

9.  Place where the land meets the sea  _ _ _ _ _

10.  Mystery entrepreneur  _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

11.  Some people are licensed to 'help'  _ _ _ _ _ _ _

12.  A definite article bought with an invoice  _ _ _  _ _ _ _  (The Bill?)

13.  Belonging to me yet also one's nearest and dearest  _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _

14.  A small striking stick seems to be " the order _ _  _ _ _  _ _ _"   _ _ _ _ _  _ _  _ _ _  _ _ _

15.  There is no nought in this reversed mineral that yields metal - ER

16.  He is not my little relative - Big Brother

17.  More than one carol expresses  _ _ _ _ _   _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _

18.  Out of town has a holder for documents  _ _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _

19.  A single exhibit or display  _ _ _  _ _ _   _ _ _ _

20.  It's not mums military land force - Dads Army

Sure if nothing else it will give you a distraction from work!

General discussion / Anybody good at maths??
April 27, 2009, 05:21:08 PM
Ok it is chemistry based but it is analytical so I'm hoping someone who is good at maths can help me out...I have a sample answer for it but I don't know where the figures are coming from...

This is the question:
1g of a sample of iron ore was dissolved in H2SO4 in a titration vessel yielding Fe2+. This solution was titrated using 0.1M KMnO4.

The analysis was repeated five times with the following titration volumes:
5.0, 4.8, 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3ml.

Calculate the average iron ore content in the ore as a mass percentage.

Aw(Fe) = 55.84 gmol-1

Then basically it works out as
MnO4- : Fe2+

then it has written down
5n (MnO4-) = n Fe2+

Ans x(%)Fe = 2.794 ml V  KMnO4

How do you work out the 2.794 part?????
General discussion / Northern Ireland's Greatest Haunts
February 04, 2009, 11:11:39 PM
Just keeping an eye on this at the minute, have to say I would believe in that sort of thing a bit...kinda spooky!!!  Anyone else watching?
General discussion / Meteor
February 03, 2009, 10:24:10 AM
Anyone else been having problems with Meteor lately??  People aren't getting my messages until ages after I send them and one day last week I got like 10 messages through from 6 days beforehand...and the signal is fine so it's not that.  Also I just noticed they have increased the price of texts to the north from 15c to 25c.

Time to go back to O2 maybe?!
General discussion / Electricity Prices
January 28, 2009, 01:34:25 PM
Ok, so as everyone probably knows by now, I am living in student accommodation, so we have a utility advance of €400 or something paid up front.

Got a statement of out electricity costs from start of September to middle of December, for a 4 person apartment it was €640, so breaks down to €160 per person...this seems really expensive to me, went in to query it today because we turn lights and TV's off, unplug chargers etc, very environmentally friendly (apart from the annoying housemate we always have to turn lights off after him).  The only thing that I can think of that would push the electricity up would be the heaters because they are electric, and perhaps the dishwasher?

Anyway went into her and she was like electric has gone up 17.5% and it said on the statement the Nov/Dec reading was only an estimate and I said can you not go down and do a meter reading and she said oh well there will be another statement in February we can give you an actual reading then.

So, point of the thread is, are we being overcharged?
GAA Discussion / All Ireland Scór 2009
January 18, 2009, 08:08:58 PM
Just wondering if anyone can give me details about where in Athlone it is taking place??  Is it in Athlone IT or something??  Also does anyone know how much tickets are and is it a bad road up from Cork?  Would you just go to Portlaoise and across?
General discussion / Car Problems!!
January 04, 2009, 08:34:55 PM
I got this adaptor thing for the cigarette lighter so you can have 2 things plugged in at once.  Was going grand until I stopped for petrol, when I started the car again it was working then not working so I tried to push it in further and I think I broke it, and when I was doing that the radio went off and I can't get it back it just I have fused it???
General discussion / The All Ireland Talent Show
November 11, 2008, 03:54:28 PM
Saw an advert there for this on RTE...

I was just wondering if any of our board members would feel they have what it takes to win!!

I think O'Neill should go for it for his poetry writing skills!!
Ok, we live in a privately owned apartment complex, 3 of us know each other and lived together last year, and we are in 3rd year but a 1st year has been put in with us.  He is really immature, leaves his stuff at his ass and expects us to clean up after him.  He had a group of his mates over there tonight, we had a cleaning rota written up and they wrote all over it, left the place in an absolute mess and our front door isn't closing right so we had put a wee note up saying please shut door tightly or something along those lines and they ripped it off and started shouting how 'gay' it was.

What is the best way to handle this???
General discussion / O2 Broadband (IRL) - problems!!
September 28, 2008, 10:53:08 PM
Technological help needed!!  Got an O2 broadband modem last week because the internet in our apartments is really slow.  Has been working fine until yesterday and today, it is only picking up O2 GPRS not O2 broadband (light is green not blue) even though it has been in exactly the same place all week, O2 phone has perfect signal and my roommate who also has O2 broadband brought in his computer and modem and it is working fine...any ideas why mine isnt??  :'(
General discussion / Waxing
August 09, 2008, 09:10:02 PM
On returning from the beauty salon today after being waxed in preparation for the holiday, I was wondering if any of the fellas had ever given waxing a try...or thought about trying it??
Need help, got the statement of my account from my accommodation last year, they have only given me a cheque for €120.59 but on the statement it says nett €370.59???
General discussion / Pub Quiz Team Names
August 07, 2008, 11:16:02 AM
Going to a pub quiz tonight and I'm crap at thinking of names for the team, anyone got any ideas?
General discussion / Contact Lenses
August 04, 2008, 09:53:56 PM
I have been wearing contacts for years now and to be honest if I have them in for more than 8 hours or so they are really starting to hurt, they never used to, any ideas what to do??  Should I try changing makes of lenses?  I wouldn't wear them every day so it's not like I'm wearing them too much I don't think.  :-\
General discussion / Central Station
August 01, 2008, 06:38:33 AM
Aybody know roughly how much it is to leave your car in the car park at central station all day on a Saturday?  If it is expensive can anybody recommend any cheaper places?  Thanks!  :)
General discussion / M&S Cookies
July 25, 2008, 11:44:18 PM
Are Marks and Spencers freshly baked chocolate chip cookies not just the best ever??!!  Do you prefer the milk choc chip ones or the white choc chip ones??  I know it's a random thread but had some today and they were just so nice!!