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GAA Discussion / Re: Half Parishes
« on: December 10, 2018, 10:18:23 PM »
So what exactly is a half parish?

It is  50% of a parish, whether by area or  population, I'm not sure.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:15:18 PM »
Sammy Wilson has just said on C4 News that the backstop proposal as it is currently proposed will lead to reunification of Ireland.

Of course, as per the Times poll last week the backstop will not lead to the immediate reunification of Ireland, as 65% of people supported it and there was not a big demand for a border poll if there was a backstop.
Of course, if there was no deal then support for Irish unification was 55/42, so Sammy and his mates had better get some sort of EEA proposal going.

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General discussion / Re: Dirua
« on: December 10, 2018, 03:43:49 PM »
Ooh errrrr Mrs May.....

That will give the Newry and Enniskillen traders a boost in last week before Xmas.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 10, 2018, 11:36:35 AM »


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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Club SFC 2018
« on: December 09, 2018, 11:49:48 PM »
Missed the game today as I was performing ye Olde Christmas Carols with the choir I'm a member of in Blackrock (or, as Laoislad once described it, signing with me posh mates). I must say this is the greatest day in Longford football since 1968.

Likely in one of Kilmacud's 10 half parishes, so.

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General discussion / Re: On this day.
« on: December 09, 2018, 05:21:41 PM »
On this day, 50 years ago Ulster was at a crossroads
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0605nyj

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: December 07, 2018, 12:33:56 AM »
Poll in Times newspaper.

65% of NI support backstop.
If border poll with backstop than 50/50 (actually 48/48 4% don't know)
If Britain leaves the EU with no deal, 55 per cent of people would back a united Ireland, including 11 per cent of unionists, but 42 per cent said they would prefer to stay in the UK, while 3 per cent did not know.

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General discussion / Re: Tautologies
« on: December 05, 2018, 08:12:04 PM »
AIB bank.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Munster Club Championships 2018
« on: December 04, 2018, 06:46:03 PM »
Divisional teams is a discussion though for another thread, they don't play in the Munster club championship.

Indeed, but the main reason that Kerry has a small number of clubs in its senior championship is that  the rest of the teams in the competition are divisional sides.

However, this still means that the best intermediate team would be a senior team in another county and so very competitive in the intermediate championship.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 2019
« on: December 02, 2018, 11:39:40 PM »
We donít have a great record away from home in the league and Cork have made us look poor a couple of times as well. I know they were poor in the championship this year but you canít say weíre great either.

If you win the mighty O'Byrne cup, this will intimidate the other teams.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 01, 2018, 07:31:28 PM »
There might be a case for swapping Carrickfergus for Bangor.
Or perhaps taking control of Larne and renting it to the Russians as an naval base.

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General discussion / Re: What TV to Buy
« on: December 01, 2018, 07:13:35 PM »
I'd welcome hi res computer monitors, TV less so.

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General discussion / Re: What TV to Buy
« on: December 01, 2018, 06:26:17 PM »
8k might suit pubs etc, doubtful if it would add much to a semi D living room.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 28, 2018, 12:46:32 PM »
The Daily Mail has a new editor, it has returned to planet Earth.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 27, 2018, 12:46:14 PM »
The DUP have backed themselves into such a corner that I'd bet that they wish they could wind the clock back prior to the Brexit referendum when there was a lot more certaintly and little talk of sea borders and Irish unity polls.

It is amazing to think that Arlene Foster has been at the helm throughout RHI and Brexit yet still remains as leader during a time of turmoil for her party. I think it was only by a quirke of fate that allowed them to hold the power of balance in Westminster that meant she has survived all this while. There are bound to be a lot of dissenting voices within the party though over where she has taken them and she could come under more pressure over the next few months with the RHI enquiry findings due to be published and with the outcome of Brexit far from certain.
 

I don't think Foster was foremost in Brexit policy, although she clearly did not oppose it.
The DUP conference voted for it, any of those cannot have cause for  complaint, they should resign too.

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