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Remember you're not allowed to discriminate against gay tenants.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Historic GAA Coverage
« on: Today at 08:18:45 PM »
Welcome back TAM. Try archivesales@rte.ie

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General discussion / Re: Arseholes
« on: June 20, 2017, 11:37:08 PM »
Ruth wants to live in the past but she doesn't want to deal with the past.

Pengelly thinks UVF flags are part of the inbuilt KKKulture within a new mixed housing development.

Foster will push for an armed forces covenant.

Let them at it. The cat is out of the bag in Britain, the DUP/Tory axis will show them for what they are and play into the hands of Republicans.

Keep feeding them rope they will hang themselves.


http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-40336803

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-40336800

Agree 100% with this! Can only seeing this playing out one way over the next few months/years.

John Sweeney on Newsnight tonight provided the best exposé of the DUP I've seen from the Brit media to date - replete with details of UDA connections, three Belfast elected MPs (who declined interviews) endorsed by the UDA, Arlene meeting Jackie McDonald, etc. The Tory matrons of the Home Counties will have clutched their cardigans to their necks.

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GAA Discussion / Re: all ireland football qualifiers 2017.
« on: June 19, 2017, 06:55:10 PM »
25 February 2007, NFL Div. 3 in Sligo may me the last meeting. Meath won - don't know the score.
http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=1758.msg50935#msg50935

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General discussion / Re: Caption thread for summer
« on: June 19, 2017, 05:49:32 PM »
Annual unrealistic dummies clearout day at Madame Tussaud's.

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GAA Discussion / Re: all ireland football qualifiers 2017.
« on: June 19, 2017, 02:58:40 PM »
We'll be keeping a close eye on shifty sideline skulduggery in Navan.

Might be our only chance.

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General discussion / Re: UK General Election 2017
« on: June 19, 2017, 12:02:53 PM »
... An independent North makes Unionism and Nationalism redundant.

Yep. Except among Unionists and Nationalists.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Colm O'Rourke
« on: June 18, 2017, 09:38:11 PM »
You should embrace your snarling nastiness and proclaim your bad smell. Everybody is good at something and every team has its unique identity.

Just like you team's identity were asbos Colm

Hungary for another hat?

 :o

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GAA Discussion / Re: Colm O'Rourke
« on: June 18, 2017, 09:37:39 PM »
Colm just turns up now and collects his cheque. Was sharp and inciteful once where he is now just past it and too comfortable. Get shot of Spillane and Folly with him and get in people who have played in recent years and are more relevant.

Ah FFS!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Colm O'Rourke
« on: June 18, 2017, 09:37:00 PM »
Colm just turns up now and collects his cheque. Was sharp and inciteful once where he is now just past it and too comfortable. Get shot of Spillane and Folly with him and get in people who have played in recent years and are more relevant.
Posted this earlier.

O Rourke today in Independent basically says Tyrone invented defensive football. This misconception drives me mad. Tyrone were all about swarming around the player in possession and turning over the ball. This often happened in opposition's full back line. It was based on fitness and intensity. There was no move to bring players back into defensive positions. There a video on Youtube of Kerry playing Cavan in 1997 doing the exact same thing but Spillane didn't call them out for it and only years later described it as puke football when Tyrone done it.

Never mind snarling nastiness and bad smells. When is somebody going to call Throne on this stuff?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Colm O'Rourke
« on: June 18, 2017, 09:32:33 PM »
You should embrace your snarling nastiness and proclaim your bad smell. Everybody is good at something and every team has its unique identity.

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GAA Discussion / Re: El Ancient East Classico Kildare v Meath
« on: June 18, 2017, 09:25:24 PM »
I'd have said exactly the same as Jinxy, so that's OK. (Though I wasn't the match and I'm too depressed to say anything.)

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: June 17, 2017, 12:55:08 PM »
Ha so says Bomber who was never a teacher!!

The legality of sending a child to school with a recording device, is breaking the law right there,

So only those who have 3/4 months annual leave in the year are entitled to comment on whether it is justified or not?

You'd soon find the real reason people take a career in teaching up if the annual leave entitlements were brought in line with other public sector workers.

Says the person who doesn't understand the idea of 'paid leave' or how teachers are paid.

Teachers are very well paid for their work. Their problem is that their place of employment only opens for 195 days per year.  So, their pay is limited.  They do not have the benefit of being able to work on the 42 days that others in full time employment can avail of.

They are only paid for working 195 days each year plus 28 days paid leave rather than the maximum 237 days ((53x5) - 28) that would be the norm for all other workers in full time employment who also receive 28 days paid leave. 

Up until the 1980s, teachers did not receive payment outside the school year.  Then a government decision was taken that payment should be spread over 12 months and not 10 months to ease and smooth the cash flow in the public sector purse.  This is now the norm for all public sector employees employed for less than 237 days.  So, at that time, teachers accepted a reduction in their monthly salaries because they were still paid for their work but payment was spread over the whole year.

Nowadays, under legislation for all employees, teachers get 28 days of holiday pay like all other public sector employees but this is subsumed into school closures. There was no increase in salary to take account of this change. Only 4 years ago, teachers received this right to the 28 days of paid holiday like every other worker.  A teacher ill for a period that does end before the summer break is entitled like every other worker to take all lost holidays before returning to work but if the period off is followed by the summer break then it is assumed that lost holidays are taken during the summer break.

However, teachers on temporary contracts, where they are paid the daily rate, remain without the right to holiday pay.  They are effectively on a form of zero hours contracts.  They earn the same as their permanent and temporary one year contracted colleagues over the year but are paid more per month, in any month without school closures, because they receive the daily rate = salary/195 rather than having it spread over the whole year.  They are only paid on the days they work and are unemployed outside the 195 days the school is open.

In short, teachers receive no more paid holidays than any other public sector employee, they are just very well paid on the 195 days they work and the statutory 28 days of paid holiday enjoyed by all.



Brilliant! Alistair Campbell, Steve Bannon, P.J. Mara - eat your hearts out.

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GAA Discussion / Re: El Ancient East Classico Kildare v Meath
« on: June 17, 2017, 12:48:38 PM »
I hate to be missing this one. Like most football people, I'm really hoping for a proper game of football today. There's no guarantee it'll happen, though. I saw Meath in Cork in the League co-operating for fifty minutes in perpetrating the worst football I've ever seen in the flesh. Looking at it from the stand, where you could see the whole field and the patterns of movement, it resembled nothing more than a game of Rugby League. You could actually see two lines of players strung out across the pitch, one moving forward (slowly, by means of short lateral and backwards handpasses) and the other retreating until an error or an intervention caused a reversal of possession and the pattern was repeated in the opposite direction.

So it's not as if under this management we are the apostles of proper football and a kicking game. However, in that match, with twenty minutes to go, suddenly we changed tactics. I don't know if it just happened or was ordered from the sideline, but we started to kick the ball long. Sometimes it was a good pass to a forward who had slipped his marker. Other times it was a kick to space or an old-fashioned punt and let the forward compete for the ball. We went from something like six or seven down to one up in that period, eventually drawing the match.

I take optimism from the hope that the management will have learned from that experience that playing football can work. Maybe not. Maybe they still believe the Rugby League approach is right for some situations.

Sorry to be concentrating on the quality of the football rather than the outcome of the game, but it's got to the stage for me that that is the order of priorities because the Rugby League stuff will kill the game if (1) it's seen to be the most effective style and (2) nothing is done to re-balance the essential structure of the game away from rewarding keeping possession until an unmissable opportunity emerges and towards rewarding kicking, winning possession and scoring under pressure.

Anyway – very difficult to see any basis to separate these teams, other than the perceived weakness and shakiness of our full back line. We've always prided ourselves on our full backs. Hopefully that means people like the McEntees know how to mend problems in full back lines. They also know Darren Fay's phone number. (No! I mean as a specialist coach. Although, maybe ...)

Honderoyal.

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