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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: January 23, 2020, 01:29:21 PM »
Sinn Fein need to be on these debates so they can be asked about their populist policies. I specifically want to know how they will fund these 100,000 social houses. At say 100 grand a house, that’s an astronomical cost to taxpayer. They signed off on the social housing for O’Devanney Gardens without any plan for how they would be funded and then washed their hands of the fiasco when this emerged. We have seen enough Fianna Fáil populist policies bankrupt the country to go down that road again. The solution to housing for young people is staring us in face. Young people want to live in urban areas, near culture and city life. That’s a worldwide trend. We have to be like New York and start allowing high rise rental units, with a law requiring x amount be for families on lower income at lower prices. Let private developers build, let them make money. Government has no business being property developers, building shit, and fleecing the taxpayer, the minority paying for everything.
Problem is developers are back fleecing people on the housing market. Way to approach this is by making planning consents conditional on 20% affordable housing.

How much does a developer make per house or a site they develop?

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General discussion / Re: Blank and Tans Commemoration
« on: January 06, 2020, 10:03:34 PM »
Where has the push for this commemoration come from? Is there a veteran society or something like that or is it just a brain fart from FG trying to be mature about history?

The same lads will be falling over themselves at Easter to commemorate the very lads the RIC were trying to stop.

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General discussion / Re: Depression
« on: November 10, 2019, 03:50:57 AM »
To the two lads recently with work posts and not being capable. If you aren't the top boss you are only working to make someone else rich while they give you as little as they can get away with. If this job isn't working for YOU then there will always be other jobs. I've been there with the pressure from higher ups and thinking I'm not able but every time has worked out the same. When I went to a different place with different conditions I found I was well able for the same work and even tougher stuff. Sometimes it is the place you work that is the problem and not you. And because we spend so much time at work these days it has a knock on effect on home life and relationships. My wife noticed a massive difference in me for the better when I changed to my current job. Hope you both can find a way to sort the issues

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General discussion / Re: building a house
« on: September 10, 2019, 07:15:42 PM »
Fitting a new kitchen in a house and the extractor hood is too far from the existing duct to put in new ducting to join into it. Can't punch a new hole in the wall so having to use a charcoal filter.  Anyone any experience of these?

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General discussion / Re: Books
« on: September 04, 2019, 07:10:40 AM »
The Spy and The Traitor by Ben McIntyre is very good. Cold War true story.

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General discussion / Re: DIY thread
« on: August 31, 2019, 06:35:20 PM »
Trying to sort a dripping tap in the kitchen. It is a mixer tap so going to try and replace both washers first. There is a cutoff for the cold feed under the sink but there isn't one for the hot side. Looking at the cylinder in the hotpress there are three pipes coming out of it - one at the bottom I believe is the cold feed in, one in the middle of the tank and one coming out the top which I believe is the hot feed out to the sinks in the house.  This pipe goes to a T shaped junction that has a red gate valve on one branch of the junction but not the other. I'm thinking if I close this off then that should do it and I can drain the tap and change the washers. There are a load of other gate vales in the hot press but as nothing is labelled it is hard to know. Any ideas if I am on the right track?

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General discussion / Re: Elections North and South
« on: May 27, 2019, 12:16:58 PM »
Is there anywhere where you can see full count by count results for the south?

https://www.rte.ie/news/elections-2019/results/#/european

Does it here for the euro vote but not the locals.

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General discussion / Re: Elections North and South
« on: May 26, 2019, 09:19:04 AM »
Question about transfers. How do the extra votes get transferred when someone hits the quota? I know they go to the person with the no. 2 on the paper but is it down to pot luck which votes are the 'extra' votes? Say i voted no. 1 for candidate A and no. 2 for candidate B and the person after me votes no.1 for A and no. 2 for C. If my vote is the one that gets A to the quota then the second voter has their vote transferred to C. However if the 2nd voters vote is the one that makes the quota then my vote gets transferred to B. Or am I away off the mark completely?

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: May 12, 2019, 04:01:40 AM »
I'm no Leinster fan but a few points OB.

- Leinster arguably missing 3 starters in Leavy, Van Der Flier and you could say Carbery. That would have made a fair difference. bollocks. They have the squad they have and they have advantages over the the other 3 provinces. You don't see many moving from the other three provinces to leinster. One way traffic.

- Leinster reached the European final playing in 3rd gear all season. so what? If they coast to the final but can't lift themselves for the final, that is their problem. Nobody else's

- Saracens brought a fair few of those lads through the academy - Farrell, George, Kruis, Itoje to name a few. 2 Vunipolas joined as young lads.

Few points bolded above.

Saracens were the better team. Ijote probably should have got the line but even so, Leinster never looked the better team. Garces was poor is certain aspects but he didnt lose leinster that game.

Walter, you are a decent poster on the rugby threads but i think you are wrong here. Leinster wouldn't have won if van der flier, leavy and carbery had started. Saracens were just better

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General discussion / Re: Game of Thrones - Spoilers
« on: April 15, 2019, 09:50:33 PM »
Oh it was absolutely true to Sam as a character. My point is that I don't think that was the right manner in which to do the reveal. Some people have been waiting nearly 25 years for Jon to find out how parentage and it was all just a bit naff.

How would you have done it?

Thought it was a good start showing where all the main hitters are and setting them up for the rest of the season. Was worth the wait

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General discussion / Re: Belfast
« on: November 26, 2018, 04:38:43 PM »
Lagan Palace, Ruschi and Together on the Ormeau Rd were handy on the walk from the Hatfield.  Was once told in a kebab shop up near the Union by the lad behind the till that I didn't want to know what was on the spit. Just had a large chip that night

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General discussion / Re: Samsung TV Help
« on: November 24, 2018, 04:20:58 PM »
Does anyone have problems using the Smart View feature on the Samsung phone with a Samsung TV?  I have an S7 and a Samsung Smart TV but when I try to mirror the phone screen to the TV they won't connect.  It used to work perfectly but there was an automatic software update and it hasn't worked right since.  When I select the Smart View feature in the toolbar there is a tv in the list it tries to connect to but it isn't mine (think it is the neighbours).  My TV is never on the list even though the phone and tv are in the same room and connected to the same internet. 

Tried the whole switch it off and on again on both devices and the internet gear but no joy.  It might work once every ten attempts but seems to be by pot luck.

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General discussion / Re: Irish language
« on: September 11, 2018, 08:41:17 PM »
Does anyone here speak it fluently or partly? I'm starting lessons on lurgan in a couple of weeks and would appreciate any tips

How did the lessons go?

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General discussion / Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
« on: June 15, 2018, 09:01:35 AM »
I think we got point for getting '0' correct for Saudi and point for correctly predicting a Russian win. After that, Lord knows

It is 3 points for the correct outcome of the game and 3 point if you get the correct scoreline. I went for Russia to win 2 - 0 so got three points for the Russian win. I'm assuming anyone with zero points went for a drawn game or saudi arabia to win.

Think that is how it works anyway

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General discussion / Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
« on: June 14, 2018, 01:38:08 PM »
I don't mind.

Just giving sounds good, do you need to be a resident of the UK for that ?

Don't have to be in the UK and Pieta House is on there as a charity you can donate. Donations can be in Euro or Sterling.

You can share links then on facebook and twitter etc. if you want to spread it a bit further or if not then share the link on here so everyone can donate

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