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General discussion / Re: The SDLP
« on: July 09, 2020, 08:24:02 PM »
Their councillors supported a motion to oppose the extradition of one of the Omagh Bomb accused to Lithuania to answer charges relating to buying arms for the Real IRA.
Think they were all rapped on the knuckles by Colm.

It was a council motion with no implications.

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: July 02, 2020, 09:39:45 PM »
Portmarnock Hotel still v reasonable. Not great for families though.

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 02, 2020, 02:53:27 PM »
Just got unofficially informed no return to office in 2020  :o
What's your line of work? 

Earliest we're back in is September.  Heard some banks won't be in before 2021 too.

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: July 02, 2020, 02:10:12 PM »
To be fair to many of the hotels, they are often well propped up by weddings, and that business is completely out the window at the minute. 
Ballyliffin Lodge up in north Donegal can't afford to open until September, when they hope to get the wedding business back.  I called them about availability, and was told they just can't make it work economically without weddings. 


General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: July 02, 2020, 10:38:58 AM »
The prices to go away for a few nights in Ireland are a disgrace
My in-laws have booked Powerscourt for two nights next weekend, asked if we wanted to come.  I looked it up - ok, only fancier rooms left, but £1,400 for two nights B&B. 

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: June 29, 2020, 08:02:07 PM »
RTE reporting that one cluster is in the north west, and originated from travel, traced backed to Iraq.

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: June 28, 2020, 05:56:21 AM »
Nowhere official, a bit of a ďKaren from FBĒ thing that was mentioned to me, and then I did a bit of looking online. Thereís a plethora of online discussion about the concepts in this book, including biblical refs to shame of nakedness. Then again, it could be the type of book that has an answer for everything if you go looking for it. I know the book is very popular with teenagers - and was so specifically called out by the PSNI, as if it was to be a hook for people listening.
(I realise I am now Detective Karen)

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: June 27, 2020, 11:10:38 PM »
Something I didnít know until just now was that the book heíd had references living in the wilderness, nakedness, returning to simplicity.

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: June 27, 2020, 08:08:19 PM »
I agree OíNeill, unless the police need the public to know, we are unlikely to hear many more details.

Questions over why he was around that area, how he came to be cycling naked, and why his backpack was found away from other clothes and bike wonít be answered to anyone but his family, unless there are criminal aspects  to it.

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: June 27, 2020, 01:22:06 PM »
Noahís body found this morning in north Belfast.

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: June 26, 2020, 03:29:13 PM »

Unfortunately, it seems more sinister but I cling to the hope he's in hiding with some young girlfriend or whatever just outside Belfast - obviously that's more in hope, than belief. I would imagine they are going through his social media accounts or whatever at present, that should add clues.
I just can't see it.  Helicopters are back up in the air this afternoon over the Shore Road.  Something's happened down in that area - they have searched houses down there, so there must be some sort of intelligence. 

General discussion / Re: Medical Status of Boardmembers
« on: June 26, 2020, 12:28:14 PM »
Brilliant BallHopper, glad to hear it is all going as well as it can do. 

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: June 25, 2020, 09:46:21 PM »
This Noah Donohue case is very strange and I'm astounded nobody has raised that there could be a sectarian element to the disappearance of a Catholic, biracial kid riding through Loyalist N. Belfast.
No one has said it out loud. Lots of theories though.

His aunt Niamh was the year above me in school, the Donohoes are from Strabane.

General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: June 19, 2020, 04:22:00 PM »
Ah ffs lads you are now going looking problems. Move the resources around the classroom to the store for now. Jesus do you want Weir to go hold your hands on this matter. 20by24 maxes out can hold 42 now thatís not possible. It can be done and it can be done easily. Classes would be set out test style and thatís easily allowing 30 with space between.
Yes the transport is an issue Johnny but this is weíre parents need to step up to the plate. Working parents probably need to change hours of work but surely thatís better than not getting at all.
Yes itís goin to take a bit of work but surely in the next 2 weeks teachers can get most of it done .
I honestly donít see the problems
Smurfy, I understand what you're saying, and I hate when all people put up is obstacles instead of trying to offer solutions instead.  Solutions will come, probably because they will scrap the social distancing of 1m by the time September comes.  But the numbers you're talking about are just not right.  If you had a single desk per child like in an exam hall, the desk and child would be 3ft wide and the space between 3ft.  So for 5 kids to fit in a row, you'd need 6x5 = 30ft. 
And for six rows you'd need the width of the desk (say 2ft), the width of the child and chair to sit at the desk (another 2ft) and 1 ft in between to get the full 3ft between the back of the child's chair and the next child sitting at their desk.  That's 6 rows x 5ft = 30. 
Arlene Foster said last night that an average classroom was c.540 sq ft.  Those calcs above would need 900 sq ft.
A teacher was on the radio this morning saying that she had the architect's plans in front of her, and couldn't work out how to get all the pupils into that room at 1m distance.

The tone of union reps is always going to sound moany to those of us not represented by them - that's their job.

General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: June 19, 2020, 03:34:52 PM »
Howís it not??
20 ft wide that fits 6 kids allowing for 1 ft extra
24 ft long fits 7 kids allowing for 1/2 ft extra
You could actually fit in more
Now take away a row that leaves 36 kids
Now take away 2 rows thatís 30
Donít forget the width of a child  - you need at least another 2ft per child to make sure thereís a metre between the children. Otherwise youíre only putting in 1-2ft between children. Doesnít work.

Maybe oíNeillís point is valid - let the small skinny kids back first to maximise numbers  ;D

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