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The most commonly used metric and the one the OECD uses to gauge living standards is household disposal income controlled for prices. Using this measure, the study finds that based on 2017 data, total disposable income was $4,600 (€3,840) higher in the Republic compared to Northern Ireland, equating to a 12 per cent advantage after accounting for prices.

Even though this metric favours the Republic, there is no agreed measure of living standards in the economic literature. Alongside income, there are multiple factors that drive a society’s relative prosperity – economic mobility, educational provision, employment opportunities, health services, poverty rates.

The Bergin-McGuinness study found that poverty rates were considerably higher in Northern Ireland. Based on a poverty line of below 60 per cent of average household income, 15.9 per cent of individuals in the Republic were found to be at risk of relative poverty compared to 23.8 per cent in Northern Ireland.

Life expectancy

Perhaps one of the most striking differences was in the area of life expectancy. From 2005 onwards, life expectancy in the Republic has exceeded that in the North to the extent that a child born in 2018 is expected to live 1.4 years longer than its Northern counterpart. Even a person aged 65 in the Republic can expect to live a half a year longer than 65-year-olds in the North.

General discussion / Re: Excel Questions
« on: Today at 08:02:18 AM »
Probably a basic enough question for anyone who knows what they are doing but I want to compare cell colours and highlight mismatches.
I've combined the output from 2 risk assessments onto one sheet however
I dont want to change the cell values as Column C was performed using one methodology and Column D by another. Where they haven't reached the same conclusion I want to highlight those rows and then discuss with the people involved.

Column B is the item under assessment, Column C is Risk Assessment Type 1 which is conditional formatted where H = Red, M = Amber and L = Green. Column D is Risk Assessment Type 2 but based on numbers i.e.>8 = Red, 5-7 = Amber and 2-4 = Green.

The problem seems to be that you can't play atound with the colours cokumn. Could you set up another cokumn and apply the same colour scheme to.Column D so the 2 are on the same basis?.

You were quiet when Mayo beat financially advantaged dubs in 2012 and 2006. Cillian O'Connor missed two scoreable frees to win 2016 and 2017. Lee Keegan kicking ball into keeper hand when 5 points and Mikey Sweeney in 2015 games.  Donal Vaughan red mist cost ye 2017 final too
 Not forgetting Cormac Reilly riding ye against Kerry in 2014 and James Horan sideline blunders in  2012 and 13 finals. Mayo will be back. Ye were transition last year and beat Roscommon and Galway handy enough.

Back from where? They haven't gone away. Beat Galway by 1 point which was far from handy.

The way FTB is talking you swear Mayo wouldn't beat Leitrim. Mayo were comfortable against Galway. Let them back into game last 10 minutes.
I love the idiot besmirching the massive achievement of mayo last year and looking down on a narrow enough defeat to one of the best teams in recent years  with practicly a brand new Team. If Horan carries it off it will be his Ferguson Moment .  money has nothing to do with it. Do you realise how long song very strong counties have gone since they last played  in an AllIreland final . Time for people to take their heads out of their arses and appreciate what we have while we have it  , did the lads leaving croker park in 1951 realise that Mayo would only make one Semi Final in the next 30 years
(years since Final appearance )
Galway 20
meath 20
Kildare 22
offaly 39
Roscommon 41
Armagh 18
Derry 28
Even Donegal who most people consider a top team have gone 7 years

Yes Since 1989 Mayo have turned into the Jimmy White of GAA football. Many finals that was there to be won and lost due to own errors. Will be all the more frustrating if say Galway reach their first final in two decades and win it.
Steve Davis wasn't funded exclusively by the snooker authorities.

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 15, 2021, 11:07:31 PM »

Surge testing has been expanded to four London boroughs amid growing concern that the test and trace programme cannot contain a coronavirus variant that has shown increasing signs of vaccine resistance.

General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch - Fleg Lives Matter
« on: April 15, 2021, 07:23:48 PM »
For the DUP Brexit was only ever about a hard border on the island. It was never about anything else regardless of what they might have said publicly.

They and journalists like Ben Lowery have some cheek to talk about respect and discrimination. To quote an old saying "When you live a life of privilege equality feels like oppression". That phrase should be thrown back at them at every opportinity when they cry and whine about equal rights.

They wanted to escape the GFA undemocratically and they ended up diluting the link to London.
A massive own goal.

General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch - Fleg Lives Matter
« on: April 15, 2021, 06:56:46 PM »
Unionist means **not** Irish.

They need a more nuanced identity especially if the Tories don't want them.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: April 15, 2021, 09:30:51 AM »
Beibhinn Parsons was described as the kind of player who emerges once every 20 years in the Irish times yesterday.

General discussion / Re: Is FF gone as a party?
« on: April 15, 2021, 09:24:30 AM »

What sort of economic policy would SF run?
You won’t get an answer to that from a SF supporter.
Someone else is going to pay for it, so it really doesn’t matter !

I look forward to seeing what they actually do. They’ll be the biggest part after the next election, absent a complete collapse.
FF and FG should of course not go into coalition with them due to their diametrically opposed policies and strategies. So they’ll need to get the parties of the left to come together, if they don’t get the overall majority. That’ll be interesting.

Any economists out there like to describe the current FFG economic policy?

Well for example, today's news on economics includes:
- projected growth of 4.5% in the economy this year
- despite the damage wrought by Covid, the economy has been resilient and tax income has held up better than expected
- Modified Domestic Demand, which focuses on the domestic economy, is forecast to grow by 2.5% in 2021 and 7.5% next year

Wheres it all going?
What the SF line of "Just to the rich"?

Pre Covid we were as close to full employment as you can get. Probably would be full employment but our social welfare payments are well in excess of our nearest neighbours.

Pre Covid, the following stats would make very interesting reason and comparisons to other countries:
- % of people who go on regular foreign holidays
- % of people who eat out in a restaurant once a month or more
- % of people who subscribe to Netflix
- % of people who have a least 1 gaming system in the house
- % of people who have a car

I've a strong feeling we'd be high up.

Certainly the UN and other bodies who do "Best places to live" / "qualify of life" analysis, puts Ireland as almost always one of the Top 10 places in the world to live and often closer to the top. In the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, we'd scraping into the Top 50.

As I've said before, FF and FG are a long way from getting everything right, but by in large economic policy in the last 30 years has been pretty good, notwithstanding the crash.
House prices are beyond the reach of many lower paid workers. They are also contingent.
Voters don't like negative equity. Rents take up huge percentages of wages in some industries. It's all very fragile.

General discussion / Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« on: April 15, 2021, 09:22:05 AM »
45 out of 81 newly promoted teams went straight down
(10 went down the next year).

So this achievement by Leeds is impressive.

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: April 14, 2021, 02:58:33 PM »
Bernie Madoff, Ponzi scheme manager

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: April 14, 2021, 07:46:13 AM »
Brown Thomas owner Galen Weston

How can anyone be interested in the football this year? The Dubs have been taking the piss for several years. I don't care how good they are. There is no competition worth taking about. The all Ireland final is a turkey shoot.

General discussion / Re: Is FF gone as a party?
« on: April 13, 2021, 12:37:51 PM »
SF means ourselves alone.
FF and FG are globalists.

What sort of economic policy would SF run?

General discussion / Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« on: April 13, 2021, 12:32:56 PM »
It's great to see. Bielsa was the man for the job. Most promoted teams get relegated afterwards but this team seems to be different.

It's brilliant. Bielsa is a genius. See parallels with Wenger at Arsenal.

16 years in the wilderness brings home the value of the top league, so there would be no taking anything for granted. Vital of course to stay up this year, but next season I'm hoping we start from a stronger base again, with the addition of 3 / 4 new players to add to the squad and with a bit of luck become established. I've said a lot recently that I see Leicester as the team we should be aiming to emulate - consistently top 6 / 7.
2 years on from that loss to Derby. Frank Lampard won but where is he now ? 
It's very hard to break out of the Championship orbit . And the system is so unequal. All the money is in the EPL.
The TV money alone and what it means.

General discussion / Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« on: April 13, 2021, 09:48:09 AM »
19 points off the relegation places. Can it be enough or is the beal bocht in remission ?

Even I, the king of the 'glass half empty brigade', have the feet up and am searching for a cigar!!
It's great to see. Bielsa was the man for the job. Most promoted teams get relegated afterwards but this team seems to be different.

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