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General discussion / Re: Car Problems!!
« on: September 16, 2020, 02:31:33 PM »
Any rough price on a new key for a car in the Republic?  Three buttons for unlock, lock and unlock boot.  Got quoted €165 but wouldn't know if that is good or bad.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: September 03, 2020, 08:55:15 AM »
What is the idea behind reporting a death from Jun in August.  Does it not skew the June figures favourably and the August figures unfavourably?

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: August 28, 2020, 10:55:06 AM »

Someone who goes into a shop without a mask or stays in a bar for 110 minutes shouldn't lose their job as an accountant or librarian or whatever, but they are liable for a €2,500 fine. 

Not true by the way. The max fine upon conviction is indeed €2,500 but the level of the fine and its imposition or otherwise in each case is up to a judge to decide based on the facts of the case.

Fair enough but should a judge decide, then the person in the shop without a mask could have to pay €2,500 no?

Are the facts of the case in Clifden in dispute?  I would have thought stepping down from a prominent role in government would be a firm enough admission of guilt to then lead to a fine under the law.  Maybe I'm wrong but there seems to be the potential for 81 x €2,500 in fines there.  I wonder how many people were fined by the guards for being outside their county boundary at the beginning of the lockdown?

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: August 28, 2020, 10:09:30 AM »
Yes it's for the 2 sign languages.
Parity of Esteem.
I believe the Kildare lockdown to continue and pubs not to open next Monday.

Isl and
0 deaths 93 more cases today

5 in ICU
29 in hospital

Some carry on with this girl... I’d say a foreign national, they just don’t get it. At least mid west radio do Covid warning adverts in different languages. Time for RTE to follow suit.

https://m.independent.ie/irish-news/outbreak-at-care-home-after-worker-hid-her-virus-diagnosis-39482114.html


The north has 2 x sign language people in the background is that for Irish language and English? Bit OTT?


I'm not sure they sign in 'Irish' more so that its the ISL and is very related to types of american sign language

ISL and BSL. Both separate languages and neither a mirror of English or Gaeilge, I.e the ISL signer isn't signing "go raibh maith agat".

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: August 28, 2020, 08:34:02 AM »
Phil should offer and Ursula should refuse. Then he should go back to kicking the British.

Will the hotel be prosecuted? That's the real issue here, businesses all over the country taking the piss and no action being taken against them, from meat plants to restaurants.

The real issue is the hotel?

FFS, what level of shill are you? The people in attendance are the ones tasked with implementing legislation, upholding it and bringing people to account for it and they thought they were all above it.


Because the people responsible for implementing legislation have generally not done so, and so hotels, pubs, meat factories etc are not brought to account. Even the rules for people coming into the country are poorly defined.

The people responsible for implementing legislation were down in Galway, flouting their own laws at a golf piss up.

And you think the big story is the hotel?
‘The people responsible for the new rules”????
There was one member of government who was part of the cabinet that approved the new rules and badly at fault and rightly fired. But only one.

The hotel definitely has to be looked at given they supposedly guaranteed that the new rules were being undertaken. Albeit everyone does have to take personal responsibility too.

It wasn’t just ex-FF and ex-FG politicians, there were Independents, Labour and Workers Party reps there too it seems. From the list on wiki the average age seemed to be approaching 60.

I’ll look forward to giving you details of Sinn Fein politicians attending business functions over the next couple of years to see if your outrage at politicians (even though it was mostly former politicians in this case) entertaining with business people continues.

Calleary wasn't fired, he resigned his ministry and deputy leadership, but he remains a sitting TD.  Not many people who get "fired" remain on €96k a year.
He was 100% fired from the ministerial job he was appointed to and from the deputy leadership.
He can’t be fired from the position he was elected to by his constituents (for this anyway) until the next election. But it’s a big reduction in salary and monumental reduction in future pension entitlements, so he’s been hit hard.

Wouldn’t be keen on Coveney going to Europe. Not too many really impressive TDS around, but he’s definitely one of them.

Can you put up an article there where it says he was fired?  Any I have seen say he resigned voluntarily.  And if his transgression was bad enough to resign a ministry and position within the party, was it not big enough to resign as a TD also and allow the people who voted him in to decide whether they want to keep him or not?  Though I suspect they know the answer to that so don't want to take the risk.
FFS, he was told to resign. Probably a 30 second conversation with both parties knowing there was only one possible outcome. The man lost his ministerial job and the wages and pension that go with it, which was completely correct given the position he held and that he was involved in approving the revised lockdown provisions just a day or two earlier.

Saying he should resign his seat is completely disproportionate to the ‘crime’ committed. He’s lost power, he’s lost influence, he’s lost a lot of money, but he hasn’t actually committed a crime that should send him to the dole queue. Unless you think everyone who breaks govt advice on Covid should lose their jobs!

Someone who goes into a shop without a mask or stays in a bar for 110 minutes shouldn't lose their job as an accountant or librarian or whatever, but they are liable for a €2,500 fine.  How many of these were dished out to the attendees? I do see though, a big difference in that and a person who is involved in drafting and voting for laws, who then doesn't follow them themselves.  That I think is fair game.  If I did something similar in my own job it would be gross misconduct and I would be straight out the door, not into a fall back position of €96k a year.

As for the losing power, influence and a lot of money, if that is what he got into politics for then the fewer of those types in power the better imo.  And that is across the entire Dáil and the island for that matter. 

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: August 27, 2020, 09:41:14 AM »
Phil should offer and Ursula should refuse. Then he should go back to kicking the British.

Will the hotel be prosecuted? That's the real issue here, businesses all over the country taking the piss and no action being taken against them, from meat plants to restaurants.

The real issue is the hotel?

FFS, what level of shill are you? The people in attendance are the ones tasked with implementing legislation, upholding it and bringing people to account for it and they thought they were all above it.


Because the people responsible for implementing legislation have generally not done so, and so hotels, pubs, meat factories etc are not brought to account. Even the rules for people coming into the country are poorly defined.

The people responsible for implementing legislation were down in Galway, flouting their own laws at a golf piss up.

And you think the big story is the hotel?
‘The people responsible for the new rules”????
There was one member of government who was part of the cabinet that approved the new rules and badly at fault and rightly fired. But only one.

The hotel definitely has to be looked at given they supposedly guaranteed that the new rules were being undertaken. Albeit everyone does have to take personal responsibility too.

It wasn’t just ex-FF and ex-FG politicians, there were Independents, Labour and Workers Party reps there too it seems. From the list on wiki the average age seemed to be approaching 60.

I’ll look forward to giving you details of Sinn Fein politicians attending business functions over the next couple of years to see if your outrage at politicians (even though it was mostly former politicians in this case) entertaining with business people continues.

Calleary wasn't fired, he resigned his ministry and deputy leadership, but he remains a sitting TD.  Not many people who get "fired" remain on €96k a year.
He was 100% fired from the ministerial job he was appointed to and from the deputy leadership.
He can’t be fired from the position he was elected to by his constituents (for this anyway) until the next election. But it’s a big reduction in salary and monumental reduction in future pension entitlements, so he’s been hit hard.

Wouldn’t be keen on Coveney going to Europe. Not too many really impressive TDS around, but he’s definitely one of them.

Can you put up an article there where it says he was fired?  Any I have seen say he resigned voluntarily.  And if his transgression was bad enough to resign a ministry and position within the party, was it not big enough to resign as a TD also and allow the people who voted him in to decide whether they want to keep him or not?  Though I suspect they know the answer to that so don't want to take the risk.

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: August 27, 2020, 08:51:35 AM »
Phil should offer and Ursula should refuse. Then he should go back to kicking the British.

Will the hotel be prosecuted? That's the real issue here, businesses all over the country taking the piss and no action being taken against them, from meat plants to restaurants.

The real issue is the hotel?

FFS, what level of shill are you? The people in attendance are the ones tasked with implementing legislation, upholding it and bringing people to account for it and they thought they were all above it.


Because the people responsible for implementing legislation have generally not done so, and so hotels, pubs, meat factories etc are not brought to account. Even the rules for people coming into the country are poorly defined.

The people responsible for implementing legislation were down in Galway, flouting their own laws at a golf piss up.

And you think the big story is the hotel?
‘The people responsible for the new rules”????
There was one member of government who was part of the cabinet that approved the new rules and badly at fault and rightly fired. But only one.

The hotel definitely has to be looked at given they supposedly guaranteed that the new rules were being undertaken. Albeit everyone does have to take personal responsibility too.

It wasn’t just ex-FF and ex-FG politicians, there were Independents, Labour and Workers Party reps there too it seems. From the list on wiki the average age seemed to be approaching 60.

I’ll look forward to giving you details of Sinn Fein politicians attending business functions over the next couple of years to see if your outrage at politicians (even though it was mostly former politicians in this case) entertaining with business people continues.

Calleary wasn't fired, he resigned his ministry and deputy leadership, but he remains a sitting TD.  Not many people who get "fired" remain on €96k a year. 

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: August 21, 2020, 02:05:05 PM »
After the hammering the Shinners got over Bobby Storey’s funeral I wonder what the reaction will be....

According to Donal O'Keeffe "it's depressing to see the FF/FG/Green Government follow Sinn Fein's Bobby Storey example...."

Didn't take long to rope them into it some way
Sinn Fein are worse as it was their leadership who broke the rules

So anything Sinn Fein say over this is the purest hypocrisy

They gave a two fingers to all those who observed the rules

They are completely fair game to be brought up in relation to what happened in Clifden

Now that Cullinane has waded in with digs I would agree but had they kept their mouth shut there is no reason at all to bring them into it.  If the sitting government of the day are following the example of the opposition party they don't think are capable to run the country in the first place, even as part of a coalition, then what does that say about the government? 

The apologies today are embarrassing. If you turn up to an event in good faith and see it isn't following the guidelines, then you leave.  Anything other than that is just guff because you were caught rotten

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: August 21, 2020, 10:42:34 AM »
After the hammering the Shinners got over Bobby Storey’s funeral I wonder what the reaction will be....

According to Donal O'Keeffe "it's depressing to see the FF/FG/Green Government follow Sinn Fein's Bobby Storey example...."

Didn't take long to rope them into it some way

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: July 30, 2020, 12:40:00 PM »
But is the Covid payment to help ensure people have enough money to put food on the table, to pay their bills, to look after their children and other essentials?

I wouldn't have thought it's to pay for people to go on holidays abroad.

No, it's to maintain a basic income for people out of work because of the lockdown and associated scare. Note that some part time workers have from the outset been collecting a lot more from it than they were previously earning in work. There is no requirement to spend it on food etc.

A lot of people would have already booked and paid for the holidays before they were put on the PUP so there should be no reason to stop them going on what they had already paid for.

I think the worst part of it is that they changed the criteria to say people have to be actively looking for work to be eligible for it.  A lot of bar staff are on it because the pubs haven't been allowed to reopen, so are they supposed to look for other work when they technically still have a job they are waiting to go back to?

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General discussion / Re: Twitter
« on: June 28, 2020, 10:28:46 PM »
Can anyone explain to me what's happening with US Twitter, Ray D'Arcy, Dustin the Turkey and Niall Horan  :o

RTE brought back The Den as part of Comic Relief.

Niall Horan sang a song as part of Talent on the Telly.  They cut the end of the video short and Dustin had a cut off him saying they wanted Harry Styles instead.

Niall Horan fan accounts are now trying to get Ray D'Arcy and Dustin boycotted and cancelled having missed the fact it was a comedy skit for charity as most seem to be American.  They need to get a life

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: June 06, 2020, 01:06:25 PM »
What's the story with crossing the border when the ban is lifted in July? Do you have to isolate for two weeks after you return?

Wise up, in fact just go an isolate for the next 6 months

Good lad thanks for that. Hardly inconceivable that someone might have to travel across the border in both directions and wonder what the rules are since there isn't an all island response. But sure you keep going with the wise cracks. Whatever gives you a lift I suppose

I’m going to Dublin next week, what is the actual rules? Essential travel only?
Thing this covers it from North to South. Not sure what the story is on the return leg though. And this is due to update on Monday

https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/travel.html

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: June 06, 2020, 10:05:32 AM »
What's the story with crossing the border when the ban is lifted in July? Do you have to isolate for two weeks after you return?

Wise up, in fact just go an isolate for the next 6 months

Good lad thanks for that. Hardly inconceivable that someone might have to travel across the border in both directions and wonder what the rules are since there isn't an all island response. But sure you keep going with the wise cracks. Whatever gives you a lift I suppose

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: June 05, 2020, 08:20:30 PM »
What's the story with crossing the border when the ban is lifted in July? Do you have to isolate for two weeks after you return?

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: May 27, 2020, 09:35:52 AM »

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