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General discussion / Re: On this day.
« on: Today at 10:21:10 AM »
22 years ago today, Dermot Morgan died.

4 years ago today, Frank Kelly died.

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: February 27, 2020, 09:48:00 PM »
shut the airports.


A week too late.

Iím away to live in the childerís Treehouse until this blows over.

General discussion / Re: What are you doing for Lent?
« on: February 27, 2020, 06:43:37 PM »
What's the official ruling on Sunday fasting during Lent?

I could never figure out why Sundayís werenít counted as part of the days in Lent. Did Jesus then come in for a pint and a creme egg every Sunday or what? The bible kept that quiet.

I do the full Lent, Patrickís day included. Chocolate, buns, takeaways, crisps, lemonades etc.

General discussion / Re: What are you doing for Lent?
« on: February 27, 2020, 01:31:08 AM »
All sweet treats. Today was tough as there's a lot of biscuits in the press.
Same, and add crisps to that. There'll be free Creme Eggs in the reception of my office building soon - hard to resist, but the stock-pile is worth it.

Get one each day and eat it on Paddy's day.

Ach thatís a cop out. I donít remember hearing about Jesus taking a break from fasting in the desert, to come into town for a Creme Egg on St Patrickís Day.

General discussion / What are you doing for Lent?
« on: February 26, 2020, 04:17:17 PM »
So, now that we are in Lent, what is everyone abstaining from?

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: February 26, 2020, 12:59:58 PM »
If yer man held his imaginary friend captive, is that considered a hostage situation?

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: February 25, 2020, 05:32:32 PM »
The whole place is off its trolley.

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: February 25, 2020, 12:35:01 AM »
Someone has too much time on their hands

General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: February 24, 2020, 04:17:58 PM »
Seen it defined as "a person who uses unlawful violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims." Which is accurate enough.

Gardai/PSNI can't bring people before the courts for this because they presumably don't have enough evidence or can't get people to testify because of fear.
Why do SF have problems with the special criminal court, a body that has done so much to put serious criminals and terrorists behind bars and make the country safer?

Was Michael Collins a terrorist?

General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: February 24, 2020, 04:14:35 PM »
Micheal Martin has played right into SF's hand since the election. By dismissing them completely I can't help but feel that he is only bolstering support for them. FG have now joined the attacks in the last day or two and Drew Harris' comments yesterday about the SF links to the IRA army council being still intact are very curious in their timing. Continuing to bang the old IRA drum will have less resonance with people now that the old brigade are almost phased out even if a few linger in the background but for anybody under the age of 40, it is not a pressing issue. People just want to give the old established order of FF & FG a bloody nose and by them attacking SF it is only helping to feed the narrative of the establishment against the people that SF want to create. If they really are hell bent on not going into government with SF then I'm not sure what else they can actually do to win public support and confidence but I'd guess that the longer they keep SF out in the cold the more that the public anger will build.

It is a pressing issue for me; I don't want a political party being controlled by terrorists or shadowy figures in the background anywhere near the running of this country. The Chief policeman in the country was correct and had a duty to call this one out. FG have been consistent all along in their insistence that they will not deal with SF, not just in the past few days.

Of course for some it will still be an issue. I don't believe that if there are any figures giving advice in the background that they are still actively directing terrorism. Personally I think it would be best that SF are not admitted into government this time but it is going to happen sooner or later.  Are Fine Gael going to wait until all of the former IRA figures have died off before they will consider going into government then? Some people are so set in their thinking and feel so threatened as the old established order comes under threat, that they simply can't countenance SF in government at any stage be that now or in 15 years time. Unfortunately that is not democracy either.         

Surely excluding the most popular party from government is not democracy either? And as for the IRA, you don't seriously think that FG/FF's concern is actually about the IRA? It's extinct FFS. FF & FG are purely concerned about power & self-preservation and that requires stemming the SF tide at all costs and if that means going so far as to risk the peace process by trying desperately to conjure up the IRA at every opportunity, then so be it. They are morally bankrupt.

Yup, totally agree.

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: February 24, 2020, 11:57:46 AM »
How many Mayo supporters made the trip to Clones? it looked like they grabbed the best seats in the Gerry Arthurs Stand, like the Germans on the beaches.

Donít you mean ďon the sun loungersĒ? On the beaches could mean something totally different!

General discussion / Re: Medical Status of Boardmembers
« on: February 23, 2020, 08:02:29 PM »
Hopefully the second half goes well, BH.

The side effects canít be easy dealing with, but your positive attitude with it all is fantastic.

Best of luck with future sessions and let us know how youíre getting on, if you can.

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: February 23, 2020, 02:37:27 PM »
Badly timed shoulder, but McGeary checking to see if Galway opponent is ok before making his way off. So at least thereís still some snippets of sportsmanship alive in the game. At least I think thatís what he was at  ;D

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: February 22, 2020, 09:03:51 PM »
In all honesty, there are 30 players on the pitch. The officials canít see everything.

As frustrating as it is, thereíll continue to be John Smallís and that Tyrone boyo taking out the oppositions players, and getting away with it.

General discussion / Re: Premier League 2019/20
« on: February 22, 2020, 01:50:41 PM »
I think Mourinhoís ship has sailed though and success is a thing of the past for him.

I might be biased by the fact I canít stand him though.

It sailed when he was still at Madrid. Canít understand why he continues to get big jobs. Surely this will be the last.

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