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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: February 19, 2019, 02:11:10 PM »
Honda gonna close the Swindon plant.

Strong and Stable, eh Theresa?

Really not sure of the Honda link to Brexit. And there is no need to manufacture a link for there will be plenty of cases where the link is concrete.

Surely obvious link is tariffs. If Japan has a better trade deal with EU, why manufacture in U.K. for cars sold in Europe. They are hardly going to come out and blame Brexit and get embroiled in social media spats like Airbus. Not their culture.

General discussion / Re: Dialect test
« on: February 16, 2019, 01:48:37 PM »
Put me right in Roscommon. Surprised at the accuracy.

GAA Discussion / Re: Kerry's crown under pressure?
« on: February 14, 2019, 02:12:09 PM »
At the end of the day, you ask the likes of Mike Sheehy how many All-Irelands he won and he can show you 8, same for a lot of the rest of that great Kerry team. They also won the majority (exception 1980) of those All-Irelands in style, whereas Dublin scraped past the post. 5 in a row won't make Dublin a greater team.

GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo Fundraiser
« on: February 14, 2019, 01:12:04 PM »
Is the ruby sponsor the 25k package, and emerald the 10k. That surely is putting the red above the green, a no-no in traditional Mayo GAA circles.

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: February 13, 2019, 01:34:40 PM »
What was MacKenna getting at the other day with his tweet about Lee Keegan? He deleted it the next day.

Whilst we're on about Mayo I read the other day that there charging $25000 for a table of 10 at a fundraiser in the states!! If they can sell all those tables for that amount then you'd have to take your hat off to them. I can't understand their county board though, they've a huge diaspora which is probably bigger than anyone elses that they could take more advantage off. Their lack of a commercial manager is baffling, they should have been taking advantage of this team since 2012.

Was there some brouhaha with the Mayo county board trying to get the team attend a function right before the championship match in NY, and the team rightly declined. Or was that us the Rossies. I can never remember which county board annoys their supporters the most.

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: February 12, 2019, 02:19:34 PM »
Mayo Kerry league final would be welcomed.

By Jim Gavin most of all.

General discussion / Re: The Brexit caption thread I
« on: February 06, 2019, 09:05:23 PM »
Nice card but the big bottle of whiskey is where?

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: February 06, 2019, 07:58:56 PM »
Marty34 wrote:
“The next question is what are Dublin government doing to re-unite Ireland?  Not much I reckon.”
 The Dublin Gov are never going to be jingoistic about this as it will still need some Unionist support and to be as peaceful a transition as possible, which jingoism will not help. Someone wrote earlier: unification by regulation. That’s already happening and the next piece of the jigsaw will be the backstop and an effective border in the Irish Sea. The Dublin gov has already ensured with the support of all member states that NI will be fast tracked into full EU membership; in contrast an independent Scotland would not get that. Many things from tourism to energy are already regulated. When the day comes that a border poll is passed, it should have minimal disruption in people’s lives. That is the most important thing Dublin gov can be doing. It’s not visible Fior Gael stuff though the DUP might beg to differ if they understood the native tongue.

General discussion / Re: Are they dumping Nuclear Waste in Newry?
« on: February 06, 2019, 03:14:39 PM »
First they dump Orangemen on us; now Nuclear Waste.

General discussion / Re: Lighting a home fire - advice welcome
« on: February 06, 2019, 12:05:03 AM »
Ignore the fire lighter too, bad fumes. If it won’t light, get a broadsheet (cover of newspaper like Irish Times) and cover the full mouth of the fireplace. Hold firmly on each side. The resultant suction will get the fire going but try not to let the paper get sucked in too much of it too will catch fire.

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: February 05, 2019, 11:58:57 AM »
The Dubs haven't been using the mark as Gavin knows come the championship they can handpass and solo teams to death on the break

Teams  are resorting to hand passing as teams like Roscommon  sticking 15 bodies behind with little ambition of attacking. If you  ever played football you know pointless into 3 full forwards against 14 full backs. Hard to implement zoning players in a half and wouldn't at club level.

In our two league games to date, Roscommon created more scoring chances than both Mayo and Monaghan, and more goal chances too. New manager has been only in the gig since mid November and is dealing with a huge turnover and injuries. I expect when players like Diarmuid Murtagh get back to full fitness, we will see that increase. But the above is fairly lazy analysis that you’d hear on a podcast like GAA Hour.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: February 02, 2019, 06:32:14 PM »
Lot of speed in that England team. Making Ireland looking old and tired today. But probably better going into World Cup with the weight of expectations off their hashtag shoulder to shoulder.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: January 31, 2019, 09:16:29 PM »
I see good old Jacob Rees Mogg is in town tonight for a DUP dinner. Hope the small talk between courses doesn't stray on to the topic of religion.

That's like 1690 views meeting the 1890's look.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: January 25, 2019, 01:34:55 PM »
Channel 4 news and BBC both have broken down brexit terms for people to understand what they mean on their websites.

But people weren't thick when they voted at the referendum, they knew what they were voting for?

Safe to say a fair few were voting against EU shaped bananas.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: January 22, 2019, 01:12:05 PM »
He did but in a nice soft spoken Cork way.
I presume Poland is still a net beneficiary of EU funds.
the brits have been trying to separate individual countries from the EU herd in order to wangle some movement on the backstop
but Barnier is very solid

Diarmuid Ferriter

" Much of the commentary in the UK still fails to understand our motivation in seeking to avoid a hard border on this island – the welfare of those living in the North, and the maintenance of peace on the island. "

And even beyond that as Fintan O'Toole expressed well on Clare Byrne, Brexit without a backstop will devastate the agricultural industry in Ireland, as how could you stop a lorry load of hormone injected beef from entering at Larne and then crossing the border thereby introducing lower and questionable standards into the Irish market and putting our own sizable beef exports at risk. I see the EU commission have just come out and said there will be a hard border in the event of a hard brexit. Of course, there will. And there will be a hard border in a Brexit without the backstop. And really the Brits or DUP do not care about the economic consequences for Ireland.

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