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General discussion /
May 09, 2024, 09:28:11 PM to start next year.
This will be handy, although cue people who are using it complaining about the lack of shops in their village
General discussion / Silly Season Caption
August 09, 2023, 05:22:05 PM
General discussion / UK pensions
April 09, 2023, 05:55:00 PM
If you are old enough to remember Big Joe Kernan and Jimmy Keaveney both scoring 2 goals in the same AI final then you should attend to your pension. There is an article in the Sindo today about this.
If you are from the 6 counties or worked there or in Britain and have not been working there for the last couple of decades then you can buy UK State pension contributions from 2006 until July, after that you can only buy 6 years. So this would suit people who moved away or people working in England etc in the past. This would be like buying an index linked annuity from age 67 except it is only a fraction of price. You only get paid from age 67 but then you could get the cost back in less than 5 years and if you live for another 20 years you'll liberate the UK exchequer of quite a bit more than you paid. 

Check out your present situation
you can use a passport for ID purposes and it helps to have your old national insurance number to hand. 
Worth checking if you are somewhere near reaching the age required and haven't been working in the UK lately, but did before 2006.
General discussion / The DUP thread
December 31, 2022, 05:22:31 PM
The DUP thread seems to have disappeared, or my search skills have gone to sh:te. I was't enamoured of the title but it was a useful place to gather various examples of prejudice.

I would have posted this. Back in the day the DUP were boycotting Bushmills as they were sponsoring the GAA, presumably Antrim.

General discussion / Caption competition of the hour
September 28, 2022, 02:28:21 PM
General discussion / Kaption Kompetition A1D3
March 26, 2022, 08:25:34 PM

Scene from the Real Ulster comedy club.
General discussion / Great spakes of GAAboard.
February 07, 2022, 11:29:23 PM
I propose a thread to keep some of the best retorts, comebacks and general smart alec comments on GAABaord.
You can't nominate yourself, best if someone you have put down does it.
General discussion / People you admire
May 20, 2021, 10:03:27 PM
Sometimes on TV etc you see people that you can only admire.
I remember thinking this a couple of years ago when there was a woman from Tallaght who was campaigning for an old person, her connection with this person was that she had been hired as a cleaner.

Tonight, I am watching the father of those 3 children who were killed by their mother and I do not think that I would have the composure and strength that he has.

Non essential shopping haul seized and brought back to the station.
GAA Discussion / Iconic GAA images
April 08, 2020, 07:58:23 PM
This guy, James Crombie in Offaly, took advantage of the supermoon last night with this shot.
General discussion / Election caption competition
February 10, 2020, 06:42:16 PM
General discussion / John McAreavey podcast
November 29, 2019, 11:37:42 AM
I caught a bit of John McAreavey on Pat Kenny just now

He is launching a podcast on events in Mauritius on 2 December.
General discussion / Caption Competition 1000100100
July 08, 2019, 09:27:33 PM
General discussion / Caption competition No 2956
April 11, 2019, 07:44:50 PM
General discussion / Dialect test
February 15, 2019, 03:14:09 PM
General discussion / The Brexit caption thread I
February 06, 2019, 07:47:26 PM
General discussion / Thursday 13th Caption
September 13, 2018, 07:10:58 PM