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Messages - armaghniac

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: Today at 01:52:18 PM »
When did the UK start funding NI ie when was NI no longer able to fund itself?
It hadquite a strong economy 100 years ago.

I want to say the 1950s but willing to be corrected.
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1937 is the date usually quoted.

Once the welfare state, NHS etc got going after 1945, and there was a commitment to have same in NI, there was a need to have a significant subvention.

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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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