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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: Today at 12:37:53 AM »
I don't think governments are into shutting down stuff en masse any more. Too much dough has been lost already. The onus is on the individual/company. Did you do everything to stay safe/give out guidance in case of a court case. Bit like online cookies.

You’re right, they won’t. Even if there’s a spike in cases. They’ll more or less say “it’s up to you whether you keep yourself safe or not. So f**k ya’s, we’re ploughing on. The money men are more important than you lot”.

General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: July 09, 2020, 10:51:12 PM »
This Bobby Storey story not going away. How did SF take control of Roselawn Cemetery? Everyday more questions arise.

“Time for your lunch break, big lad”

“But I’ve just had my lu... Yes, big muscly Shinner bloke”.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: July 09, 2020, 10:31:39 PM »
Fernandes is one of the most influential signing ever. Unreal.

Villa are pure muck. Mings is seriously overrated. Grealish looks to have given up and who can blame him.

Fernandes sets united on the front foot with the one pass. Such a positive player. I like his confidence too. Comes into a new club and taking the pens and free kicks straightaway, as if he’s been there years. Nothing seems to faze him.

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: July 09, 2020, 09:49:24 PM »
Foreign countries like England you mean?

Anything outside this island needs to be shut off or heavily restricted.

That horse unfortunately has bolted! When they continued to allow flights within the uk and Ireland during lockdown

Maybe so but that's on the government's hands.

The airports are now opening up big time again at a stage when we were beginning to get on top of things. The governments are doing at it which leaves it in the hands of the people and unfortunately there is quite a significant proportion of selfish individuals who thinks their leisure time comes ahead of public safety.

Unfortunately unless a company is going to give you full Refund payment back, as quick as they took it then people will go. This six months wait or voucher or paying over £400 quid to change flights next year (WTF) people will go.

It’s all in the governments hands not the punters who have paid up front. Either close flights down or let people go and act responsibly, have a test when you’re back a few days. Move on

As we’ve seen, you can’t trust people to do that.

As for people taking a test when they get back, most won’t do that either.

Take it out of people’s hands. Either cancel flights or enforce quarantine.

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: July 09, 2020, 05:46:49 PM »
I've a brother with flights booked from Finland into Dublin and then plans to travel home to Armagh, has anyone any idea what the story is with the 2 week isolation period can he do that at home or does he have to book somewhere in Dublin to do it? He'd be travelling with his partner and 2 young kids which is stressful enough at the best of times. Is there any update on the defined air bridge countries that was talked about so travellers from certain countries would be exempt for the isolation period?
Northern Ireland exec are to meet today to discuss changes to the quarantine travel rules for NI. I fully expect them to match England and allow travel to a number of countries that pose a smaller risk of coronavirus. My place of work in NI had just come out a couple of days ago saying if you are going on holiday abroad then you must use 10 floating days to cover your isolation period. Horrible ultimatum that would leave majority of people with no floating days for the rest of the year

Why is it horrible?

There is a pandemic at play and these are not ordinary circumstances, everyone is going to suffer in someways and sacrificing travelling abroad for one bloody year is about the most minimum of circumstances some people could make.

I couldn't give a damn whether people work hard or not, it's a small sacrifice to ask people to make for one year.

So are you happy with someone travelling as soon as quarantine measures are lifted or do you not want people to travel in 2020.

Or perhaps you would be happier with March 2021.

When would you be happy?

I think people should be sacrificing foreign holidays for a year or whatever length it takes to get this virus quelled on a global scale. You look at the virus and how it has impacted everyone in the past few months, from the deaths of the vulnerable people to job losses, lockdown, social restrictions. Every single person - young, middle aged and old have been impacted. We now have the virus in such a position that it is quite low in the community on this island and this island has the perfect parameters to keep it that way, it's a small island on the westerly coast of Europe with few high density areas.

We can now enjoy some of the things that we haven't been able to for three months now, the economy is picking up again, we've got our freedom to travel on this island, things like restaurants, theatres, cinemas etc are opening up but we've got to be responsible to not letting it spike again and the single biggest threat is international travel, it's how the virus got here in the first place.

So if you want to be selfish and put all that hard work and suffering that has been inflicted on everyone on this island at jeopardy for a week in the sun then don't get pissy about your selfishness and sense of entitlement being called out.

I’d agree with that, but if planes are going, people will go regardless of the risk level.

Both governments should impose a compulsory quarantine upon arrival back on the island(should have done this from the start tbh). So, go on your holidays if you want to, but you’ll be quarantined for a fortnight when you arrive home. So if you want to spend up to 14 days in a quarantined room, missing two weeks of income, home life etc, that’s the price you’ll have to pay for your week in the sun.

Whoa, she’s hot!  ;D

Who is she?

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: July 08, 2020, 05:31:03 PM »

We went for a wee week before the kids went back to school. I'd been in my youth to other places in Donegal but not really since. We booked a nice if basic chalet type house in Downings. Here follows a brief summation.

In short Donegal is seriously overrated. The drive is pretty awful, with not a good road to be had. The scenery is spoilt by un-kept hedgerows and awful buildings. Indeed nothing seems to ever have been finished off properly. It's like they were nearly done and then said we'll finish that tomorrow, but they never came back.

The planning committee for Donegal Co. Council or whoever makes such decisions is doing a very bad job. An awful lot of poorly thought out planning decisions seems to have been made. Where we stayed for example, was a little cull de sac of 5 or 6 houses, the road wasn't finished even with a base coat of tar just hardcore and likely won't ever be by the looks of it and there was no footpath to walk to wee town. There was barely a footpath in the town. Surely footpaths should be mandatory?
There's chalet type houses EVERYWHERE. You can't see anything for houses. Awful.
Some of the building that built are truly awful. They look awful and they all seem to be finished with a grey render that bleeds red. It's absolutely awful looking.

There's nothing much in the town. The two shops just about have the essentials, one didn't have bottled water. They' were pretty awful to be honest. We went for Breakfast to a cafe one morning. It didn't accept card. It was just hassely. Who doesn't accept card in 2019?? The food was good.

There's two pubs. One isn't really accessible unless your driving. We had the kids so weren't on that sort of holiday but certainly they seemed nice places if as I say a little inaccessible.

The beach was fine. You could drive onto it which is handy, but it's a beach and certainly not worth going to as one off.

It rained a lot. Indeed Downings appears to get more rain that the other town beside it. We were out for a drive and it wasn't raining in Ramelton (I think that's the other town) but it was in Downings. Quite heavily.

So it was great to be away for a few days etc but I don't think I'd ever go back because there are other places that are far more beautiful and picturesque.
The people are nice enough though.

Has anyone else been and what are your thoughts?

My experience last year.
There is at least 20 far more spectacular beaches within 5-10 mins drive from Dowinings Bay. The fact that you drove to Ramelton from there says it all. Absolutely no need. A wee bit more research and you would have had a better time Id say. You're probably the only person I have ever heard have a negative experience of the area  ;D

Anyone here ever visit the Murder hole beach - imo - one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Where’s that?

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: July 07, 2020, 04:11:11 PM »
Wasn’t one of those fellas on the Mayo panel? Or have I got that mixed up?

1. Defender takes kickout. Kicks the ball sideways along the 21 yard line, keeper sprints out of the square to pick up the ball and proceed upfield. Is that allowed?

2. What if there’s a gale. Keeper kicks out and the gale blows ball back inside the 21. What then?

3. Keeper kicks ball out, accidentally hits one of his defenders on back of the head and ball comes back to him. Can he gather it?

He's well judging by his social meeja posts - flying the LFC flag outside his house  :D

Yeah I’ve seen a few decorating the front of the house lately. Bellends.

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: July 06, 2020, 01:19:39 PM »
Actor Nick Cordero, who was in Blue Bloods among other things, died of Covid19 at age 41.

Seen that. Been in hospital for weeks. 41 is no age, even with covid. Did he have any health conditions?

The new backpass rule.

Can a player pass the ball straight back to the keeper from the kickout, but the keeper just can’t handle it? Can he fist it or hoof it away?

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: July 06, 2020, 09:57:30 AM »
Film composer Ennio Morricone, aged 91.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: July 06, 2020, 12:36:26 AM »
There's no arguing with stupid in fairness  ;D

I supply the evidence, and I’m still stupid. Aye, dead on  ::)

So if I supply evidence of great saves De Gea has made at Old Trafford will that make him brilliant?

Most of these great saves people rave about are mostly bread and butter saves.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: July 05, 2020, 11:00:12 PM »
There's no arguing with stupid in fairness  ;D

I supply the evidence, and I’m still stupid. Aye, dead on  ::)

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