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General discussion / Re: Transferring money
« on: April 20, 2016, 08:24:11 AM »
Ive been using transferwise for years now and cannot fault it, once you are set up the transfer can be done in seconds and i have often got same day transfer from sterling to euro.

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General discussion / Re: Food and drink you can't stand
« on: April 18, 2016, 02:03:58 PM »
Yogurt - makes me sick instantly

Stew
Prunes
Semolina
Cabbage
Brussels Sprouts
Boiled vegetables

The above is a legacy of boarding school. Another legacy of boarding school is that I can eat most foods that I hate, otherwise I would have starved.
i know you might have had your runs in with him but its is bit harsh to say you cant stand him!

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: April 04, 2016, 01:08:54 PM »
http://www.joe.co.uk/sport/jamie-vardy-tweets-examples-of-his-5-year-old-being-subject-to-vile-abuse/50255

Some of the things said are absolutely insane, how they could even enter your head never mind putting them on a public forum is unbelievable. 

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: March 14, 2016, 04:20:26 PM »
Is it now acceptable to insult people by calling them retards?

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General discussion / Re: 1916 Celebrations
« on: March 11, 2016, 03:00:43 PM »
Good article Deiseach.

Her reference to the slums in Dublin and 'The Famine' (I hate that we call it that - it suggests there was only one famine) 68 years earlier is welcome but only scratches the surface.

At the start of the 20th century Ireland was the poorest country in Ireland. Localised famines were still happening in the West of Ireland (and surely elsewhere?) long after 'The Famine'. I have documentary evidence of famine in the West Mayo area as late as 1894. I seriously doubt the conditions that produced these famines had been dealt with by 1916.

Cromwell brought famine to Ireland in 1649-1652. The famine of 1740-1741 is estimated to have killed 38% of the population, a much higher percentage that the 1845-1849 famine. There were famines in the 1830s leading to food riots and starvation. The tithes were a cause of these famines and ironically this lead to protestant missions to help the starving in the poorer parts of Ireland. There was a big famine as late as 1879 although deaths were minimal.

In Germany there was famine in 1916 caused by the British blockade.

My point is to highlight the poverty in Ireland to a greater extent than the article. Survival was the priority for most people, certainly in the slums and most of rural Ireland.
Have you come across this Muppet? I had never about it until a few years ago but there has been a lot of work done on it lately.


''The famine of 1879 – 1880 is sometimes described as the last major Irish famine. In contrast with earlier subsistence crises, effective intervention, including assisted emigration, meant there was little excess mortality, even in badly affected areas such as County Mayo. The Mission of the Blacksod Bay Emigration database is to digitalize and make available the stories of the people of Belmullet and Achill and the descendants of those who emigrated under the assisted emigration schemes initiated by the philanthropist, James Hack Tuke, between 1883 and 1884 when 3,350 people had their passage paid to North America. It aims to document the people who left, where they came from and what happened to them in the United States and Canada; while at the same time demonstrating the impact which the exodus had on those who remained in Mayo. It is hoped that the database will help the descendants of the emigrants in North America to engage with their relations and the community in the west of Ireland, and that their shared experiences will re-establish a bond between the Belmullet and Achill areas and those areas in the United States and Canada where the emigrants settled. This is the start of a process which will strengthen the connection between the descendants of the emigrants and the home place of their ancestors.''
http://www.blacksodbayemigration.ie/

Have it thanks. It is a great piece of work by whoever is behind it. It is great that you can search by townland e.g. enter Dooyork or whatever.
Yeah its a serious resource. Its mad to see the amount of complete families who migrated and the numbers of some of the family names ( Lavelle 158, Barrett 158, Gaughan 136, Gallagher 113)

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General discussion / Re: 1916 Celebrations
« on: March 11, 2016, 08:17:40 AM »
Good article Deiseach.

Her reference to the slums in Dublin and 'The Famine' (I hate that we call it that - it suggests there was only one famine) 68 years earlier is welcome but only scratches the surface.

At the start of the 20th century Ireland was the poorest country in Ireland. Localised famines were still happening in the West of Ireland (and surely elsewhere?) long after 'The Famine'. I have documentary evidence of famine in the West Mayo area as late as 1894. I seriously doubt the conditions that produced these famines had been dealt with by 1916.

Cromwell brought famine to Ireland in 1649-1652. The famine of 1740-1741 is estimated to have killed 38% of the population, a much higher percentage that the 1845-1849 famine. There were famines in the 1830s leading to food riots and starvation. The tithes were a cause of these famines and ironically this lead to protestant missions to help the starving in the poorer parts of Ireland. There was a big famine as late as 1879 although deaths were minimal.

In Germany there was famine in 1916 caused by the British blockade.

My point is to highlight the poverty in Ireland to a greater extent than the article. Survival was the priority for most people, certainly in the slums and most of rural Ireland.
Have you come across this Muppet? I had never about it until a few years ago but there has been a lot of work done on it lately.


''The famine of 1879 – 1880 is sometimes described as the last major Irish famine. In contrast with earlier subsistence crises, effective intervention, including assisted emigration, meant there was little excess mortality, even in badly affected areas such as County Mayo. The Mission of the Blacksod Bay Emigration database is to digitalize and make available the stories of the people of Belmullet and Achill and the descendants of those who emigrated under the assisted emigration schemes initiated by the philanthropist, James Hack Tuke, between 1883 and 1884 when 3,350 people had their passage paid to North America. It aims to document the people who left, where they came from and what happened to them in the United States and Canada; while at the same time demonstrating the impact which the exodus had on those who remained in Mayo. It is hoped that the database will help the descendants of the emigrants in North America to engage with their relations and the community in the west of Ireland, and that their shared experiences will re-establish a bond between the Belmullet and Achill areas and those areas in the United States and Canada where the emigrants settled. This is the start of a process which will strengthen the connection between the descendants of the emigrants and the home place of their ancestors.''
http://www.blacksodbayemigration.ie/

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: March 11, 2016, 08:07:06 AM »
Okay please tell me there is an ignore function on here
+1
Lol wish there was a like function on here! Just saying! :P
FFS there is enough ball tickling going on here without a like button!

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General discussion / Re: Clerical abuse!
« on: March 11, 2016, 08:02:28 AM »
I know.CEO of multi million pound operation,and female to boot,fails to suspend paedophile while junior priest tells all he heard to his superiors immediately.

You have said this a few times, Johnson is not a paedophile.
From Wiki ''Pedophilia or paedophilia is a psychiatric disorder in which an adult or older adolescent experiences a primary or exclusive sexual attraction to prepubescent children, generally age 11 years or younger.[1][2] As a medical diagnosis, specific criteria for the disorder extend the cut-off point for prepubescence to age 13''
By all accounts this girl looked older than she was so was far from prepubescence . Thats not to excuse what Johnston done or make him less of a sc**bag.
And you definition of Brady being a 'junior priest' is right up there with the discussion in the UK about Junior Doctor where any doctor who is not a consultant is classed as a junior doctor. You make it sound like he was an apprentice!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo Medical Team should be Sacked
« on: February 02, 2016, 11:57:46 AM »
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We are slowly watching the neurological disintegration of Johnny Sexton, who I am in no doubt will suffer a further concussion in the 6 nations.

It was only a matter of time before Johnny Sexton came into it. The papers have that incident completely overhyped. This thread is similar. It's very unlikely that Lee Keegan was concussed at all, the blow was to the top of his head. The recent Sexton blow was to his jaw.

Concussion is only likely if you get a clash to the temple area.

Our 2 lads in Limerick should have came back onto the pitch that day, I'm still awaiting the reason for the hold up.
One of the most ignorant things i have read on the subject, im amazed with the amount of info available that someone would have that opinion !
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11264856
This is a long article but well worth reading, some of it is frightening

I had three weeks of no games and I thought that would sort me out. But heading into my comeback match I was knocked out at training. It wasn't even a head clash. One of the boys just ran a decoy line and bumped into me and I was knocked out. When you are getting knocked out and no one is even touching your head you realise things have got pretty bad.

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: January 26, 2016, 12:53:56 PM »
hard stats !

Leicester going well has peaked my interest in the EPL, but ultimately I'm worn thin by the whole money / super-club / billionaire play thing / £300k wages per week non-contact circus soccer has become, and none of it a patch on what was seen @ the Athletic Grounds on Sat night as regards an exciting sporting spectacle.  Rugby won't be far behind by the looks of things.
It will be all downhill from here.

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: January 25, 2016, 03:10:40 PM »
Ireland U20 squad named. 14 Leinster, 6 Munster, 4 Connacht and 4 Ulster.

Glad to see the number rising in Munster but a little disappointing from an Ulster point of view - still too reliant on Leinster.

Ireland U20 Six Nations squad - Forwards: James Bollard (Dublin University/Leinster), Kelvin Brown (Shannon/Munster), Peter Claffey (Galwegians/Leinster), Will Connors (UCD / Leinster), Max Deegan (Lansdowne/Leinster), Shane Fenton (Young Munster/Munster), John Foley (Shannon/Shannon), Cillian Gallagher (Sligo RFC/Connacht), Greg Jones (UCD/Leinster), Conor Kenny (Buccaneers/Connacht), Adam McBurney (Ballymena/Ulster), Sean O'Connor (Cashel/Munster), Conan O'Donnell (Sligo/Connacht), Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster), James Ryan (Lansdowne/Leinster), Dan Walsh (Cork Con/Munster)

Backs: Matthew Byrne (Terenure/Leinster), Brett Connon (Newcastle Falcons/Exlies), Shane Daly (Cork Con/Munster), Hugo Keenan (UCD/Leinster), Terry Kennedy (St Mary's/Leinster), Stephen Kerins (Sligo/Connacht), Paul Kiernan (UCC/Leinster), Robert Lyttle (Queen's University/Ulster), Johnny McPhillips (Queen's University/Ulster), Conor O'Brien (Clontarf/Leinster), Jimmy O'Brien (UCD/Leinster), John Poland (Cork Con/Munster), Jack Power (UCD/Leinster), Jacob Stockdale (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
Is that correct?

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General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: January 18, 2016, 01:49:15 PM »
Anyone see Dope? watched it at the weekend and it was great fun.

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General discussion / Re: David Bowie - 1 Song
« on: January 13, 2016, 02:26:18 PM »
http://hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=248986
Legendary rock singer David Bowie, who died at the weekend, was included in the votes of sympathy read out by vice-chairman Peter O'Halloran at the end of Monday night's meeting of the Meath County Board.

The announcement of “the Bowie family in London on the death of David” was met with laughter in the room – but anger from the top table.

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General discussion / Re: Drones
« on: January 12, 2016, 02:23:13 PM »
I do think the governments have missed out on acting quickly enough on these. Do farmers want people coming out flyin these yokes over their land and scaring livestock. I can see them becoming a big problem
I know of a farmer using one to check on his stock!

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