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General discussion / Re: Ulster Workers Strike 2024
February 23, 2024, 12:33:18 PM
Quote from: 5times5times on February 23, 2024, 11:47:32 AM
Quote from: LC on February 22, 2024, 06:38:09 PMMoved in to the public sector a few years ago after 20+ years in the private sector.  Took a sizeable pay cut but joined mainly for pension, holidays etc plus less travelling.

No doubt about the public sector is full of a serious amount of arseh*les full of their own importance and would not last 5 mins in the private sector.  To them their job is crap but none of them will leave because they know if they went somewhere else they might have to work.

My 'welcome to the public sector' moment was when I asked one of my department members to do something one day and they turned around and said that it was not in their job description so they refused to do it.

I always thought it was a myth, that the public sector is where you want your career to end up? What # of hols are we talking compared to private sector? Generally private is 25 plus bank hols etc.

I would get 28, plus a nicer pension and sick pay than probably 95% of private sector.
General discussion / Re: Ulster Workers Strike 2024
February 23, 2024, 12:31:48 PM
Another public sector story I can share. The soap dispenser at work ran out and whoever noticed it put a sticker on it saying "needs refilled - contact head office" or something to that effect. Have also seen where a light bulb goes out a request is logged for it to be changed. Someone will come out, confirm said light bulb needs replaced, log the visit, then arrange for someone to come out to change it, which might be days later,
This is not a joke.
Brolly called Clones the Bangladesh of Ulster.
Quote from: Rossfan on February 20, 2024, 08:17:24 PM
Quote from: Derryman forever on February 20, 2024, 06:44:58 PM
Quote from: weareros on February 20, 2024, 05:56:04 PM
Quote from: Derryman forever on February 20, 2024, 05:29:35 PMIt's not Leo's money.

It's not but at least his government has been generating surpluses to be in a position to do so. There's not one vote for Irish gov in 26 for any of this. This €800m is on top of €50m already signed off on for Magee, paying to keep North in Erasmus, €10m to fund nursing places, €200m contribution to EU peace fund, and of course a lot of work to keep North in EU customs union which provides free access to lucrative EU market for farmers and business while 26 is a net contributor not to mention letting EU raid our seas for the privilege. And I was and am a strong supporter of Dublin funding Casement as can be seen earlier in this thread.

I forgot that I should feel grateful that the Irish Nation should commit its resources to supporting the Irish Nation in its own country.

Lazy Unproductive Nordies getting free Money  could at least say thanks.

And your tax goes to.....?

Southerners will use the A5 by the bucketload to get from Dublin to Donegal or vice versa. They will use Casement.
Quote from: Eire90 on February 20, 2024, 11:57:20 PMso sinn fein want to overturn the referendum results  if  it goes against them so sinn fein are just political gangsters if vote goes against them they will say say sorry got to rerun it

yet people will bend over for these authoritarians especally in the north

one would have to question why are sinn so concerned about this referendum that would try and ignore the peoples choice

Overturning a referendum and rerunning it are not the same thing.
Quote from: clarshack on February 20, 2024, 01:28:29 PM
Quote from: trailer on February 20, 2024, 01:25:17 PM
Quote from: Truth hurts on February 20, 2024, 11:43:31 AMIs it true about all the break ups etc over Devenish?

Hard to believe any of them yokes are married, but anything goes down there I suppose.

did one of them not just get recently engaged?

Yes with a semi famous footballer fiance. He has removed all mention of her on his social media.
The poll is very encouraging when you look past the clickbait headline that no doubt will be plastered over every rag today - "Majority would vote to stay in the UK" or whatever.

As snapchap pointed out, the demographic breakdown is very, VERY encouraging, as is the breakdown of Alliance/Green centrist voters.
The poll shows that support for the union continues to fall, whilst support for unity increases.
I honestly don't think there will ever be a Unionist FM again. By the time Jim Allister retires/moves on and TUV votes begin to migrate back to the DUP it will be too late.
The Nolan show was comedy gold this morning.
"Paul from Belfast" blamed Sinn Féin  (yes, really) because it was in West Belfast (even though its technically in South).
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 19, 2024, 07:49:25 AM
Quote from: screenexile on February 18, 2024, 10:19:27 PM
Quote from: STREET FIGHTER on February 18, 2024, 10:15:08 PM
Quote from: inroundthesquare on February 18, 2024, 09:14:26 PM
Quote from: STREET FIGHTER on February 18, 2024, 08:22:15 PM
Quote from: From the Bunker on February 18, 2024, 05:59:23 PM
Quote from: An Watcher on February 18, 2024, 05:41:52 PM
Quote from: Captain Obvious on February 18, 2024, 05:35:17 PMTyrone 2021 was the worst All-Ireland winning team since Dublin in 1995. Dublin wouldn't reach another final after that until 2011.

No, I think Derry in 93 were the worst all ireland winning team considering they had basically no real forwards.  Excellent defence and midfield and some good free takers

Their luck was in, they beat Donegal in an Ulster Final that should never have been played because of underfoot conditions. They also had a bit of luck in the AI with Cork's Tony Davis being sent of for nudging a player in the back.

They were still a handy outfit.

I'd say Heaney...Barton...Cassidy...Brolly...Downey...Gormley...McNicholl...Burns would all have a difference of opinion....

In terms of Tyrone and winning the A.I in the covid year...fair play....the Sam Maguire is sitting in front of have to play the games to win it so fair play...

The "Covid year" is surely 2020 where there were no fans, All Ireland played week before Christmas etc., rather than 2021

The covid postponement then maybe....

The "Covid" 😉 postponement!

Oh look another conspiracy theorist who thinks Tyrone GAA were able to pull off the illusion of 15 young lads having covid without a photo or whisper of them out of isolation being leaked. What an operation.
Quote from: ONeill on February 18, 2024, 10:33:27 PMSounds like something a boy who was there would say.

Plot twist. He was one of the performers.
I heard your ma/wife/daughter/sister was in the Devenish last night yeeeooooooo.

In all seriousness the videos and photos are wild. Some of them girls are ruined.
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 18, 2024, 05:33:37 PM
Quote from: screenexile on February 18, 2024, 05:09:31 PM
Quote from: From the Bunker on February 18, 2024, 04:23:11 PM
Quote from: Wildweasel74 on February 18, 2024, 03:59:42 PMTyrone went downhill badly from their All-Ireland win, hard to nail what's wrong, or why they fell away.If they haven't Morgan or Canavan available they be in serious trouble

It;s quite easy - there was a plethora of lads who retired or dropped out after the AI win. They had put in years a drudgery under Harte, got to the promised land under Dooher. They knew they were not at the beginning of something big but at the end and counted their blessings to have got an AI at the end of it all.

As much as they don't want to hear it you can see that they were an average team who took advantage of all the breaks they got that year.

It was said at the time on numerous occasions and rebutted but the past few years have clearly showed it!

An average team who beat Cavan (Ulster champions), Donegal, Monaghan, Kerry and Mayo (comfortably).
Please please can people stop the "Tyrone were lucky" crap because its getting boring. They were the best team in Ireland that year. If they were lucky they wouldn't have had half the squad missing for the Ulster final!
Dublin and Kerry regularly win all Irelands only needing to beat 1 or 2 Division 1 teams... Lucky?
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 18, 2024, 03:26:37 PM
Quote from: Hound on February 18, 2024, 03:25:50 PMWhy was Sean Kelly's point not allowed at the end?

Too many Tyrone lads turned down the chance to kick a point at the end. Can't expect the ref to allow play to keep going. Played an extra 45 seconds and the only stoppage that time could be added on for was a substitution

Think he hand passed it into the net?
Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
February 18, 2024, 12:10:24 PM
On tg4?