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General discussion / Re: No more evictions!
« on: December 17, 2018, 06:57:55 PM »
"going back live to Strokestown" is the most popular line on rte  today.





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General discussion / Re: Plumbing query
« on: December 17, 2018, 05:42:27 PM »
The needle inside the radiator  thermostat can be stuck, locked shut, and no hot water can enter.
To prove that, you twist off the thermostat and the hot water should flow in to the rad.

But it would be unlikely to have 3 out with that same issue,  unless........

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General discussion / Re: No more evictions!
« on: December 17, 2018, 05:16:49 PM »
Div 1  teams better watch out next year when at a given time in the game, the Rossies rally round the cry of "Remember Strokestown!"

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General discussion / Re: Paddy Jackson apology
« on: December 17, 2018, 12:04:00 PM »
Is it the case that if the accused had applied for legal aid then they would have nothing to pay towards their legal costs in the event of a not proven verdict?

I’m not sure I understand the question. Criminal Legal aid has two components.  A means test and a merits test. The means test has no absolute rules as to limits and well generally depend on the charge (and to some extent the judge). The merits test is then based on the Widgery criteria. Interestingly unlike civil legal aid, there is no contribution with criminal legal aid. If you receive it then Legal Aid covers all legal fees and plenty of experts fees without you paying anything. If you don’t get then you have to pay for everything.

Also there’s no test if you are charged with Murder you are automatically entitled to legal aid.

There’s no such thing as not proven in Northern Ireland.
Unless the prosecution case falls apart totally, it's unlikely that a middle incomed citizen (over the means threshold) would get legal expenses paid for, even in the event of a not guilty verdict? That if the crown believe they have enough to prosecute, there is a minimum penalty, an imposed punishment in the form of a financial penalty that the accused has to  endure unless they prove the prosecution's case to be very weak.
There appears to be an implied % of guilt once the crown decides to prosecute.

To an extent that’s true. I think there’s a balancing exercise to be had between protecting against that and ensuring the PPS aren’t put off the idea of prosecuting by costs implications. I’d love to see the statistics for private paying cases in NI and how many of them result in acquittal before making a decision how well that balance is struck. They certainly wouldn’t be unheard of but legally aided cases are the overwhelming majority of cases in NI.
Thanks for the explanations.

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General discussion / Re: Paddy Jackson apology
« on: December 16, 2018, 11:11:40 PM »
Is it the case that if the accused had applied for legal aid then they would have nothing to pay towards their legal costs in the event of a not proven verdict?

I’m not sure I understand the question. Criminal Legal aid has two components.  A means test and a merits test. The means test has no absolute rules as to limits and well generally depend on the charge (and to some extent the judge). The merits test is then based on the Widgery criteria. Interestingly unlike civil legal aid, there is no contribution with criminal legal aid. If you receive it then Legal Aid covers all legal fees and plenty of experts fees without you paying anything. If you don’t get then you have to pay for everything.

Also there’s no test if you are charged with Murder you are automatically entitled to legal aid.

There’s no such thing as not proven in Northern Ireland.
Unless the prosecution case falls apart totally, it's unlikely that a middle incomed citizen (over the means threshold) would get legal expenses paid for, even in the event of a not guilty verdict? That if the crown believe they have enough to prosecute, there is a minimum penalty, an imposed punishment in the form of a financial penalty that the accused has to  endure unless they prove the prosecution's case to be very weak.
There appears to be an implied % of guilt once the crown decides to prosecute.

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General discussion / Re: No more evictions!
« on: December 16, 2018, 07:45:42 PM »
 I guess Roscommon isn't a great hurling county but wouldn't hurleys be a more appropriate companion.

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General discussion / Re: Paddy Jackson apology
« on: December 16, 2018, 07:39:57 PM »
Is it the case that if the accused had applied for legal aid then they would have nothing to pay towards their legal costs in the event of a not proven verdict?

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General discussion / Re: No more evictions!
« on: December 16, 2018, 07:29:31 PM »
There’s a specialist security company up north who are called upon for any hostile work the banks, receivers, insolvency practitioners etc may need to engage in.
It is a former British army guy at the helm, so wouldn’t be surprised if it is the same people.

Were the bank not already in possession of the house and had security protecting it? Who hired the baseball bat gang?

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:51:53 PM »
Too many players playing with club feet, fortunately Salzburg are wasteful (so far) and keep giving the ball back to Celtic.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:28:15 PM »
The irony of it, corrupt fckers.

A European conservative group co-founded by the Tories and led by Brexit campaigner and MEP Daniel Hannan has been asked to repay more than half a million euros of EU funds following an investigation into their spending, the Guardian has learned.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/dec/13/daniel-hannan-mep-group-told-to-repay-half-a-million-in-eu-funds

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General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
« on: December 13, 2018, 01:36:42 PM »
Dortmund and Porto are the only teams Utd would have a hope of getting past. The rest will duff them

Liverpool to draw Dortmund

It would take someone who hasn’t even checked the form Dortmund are in to suggest they could lose to United.

Well done.

Ok, I bow to your superior knowledge of European football! Dortmund being the big hitters on the CL stage, they’d be the ones with the history of winning it.. it’s a cup competition at this stage, games won’t be played till after the new year..

No one will want Madrid and their form is the worst. Though it shows you how they were a one man team for a few seasons
You'd have to miss the barn door with a banjo to write something so dumb that makes Sy look an expert ;D
In all likliehood, Dortmund would wánk over Man U in a last 16 tie.

The bit in Bold you didnt read, or Sy for that matter
Thanks,  understood better now.
Hope springs eternal.



 

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General discussion / Re: RTE Salaries
« on: December 13, 2018, 01:15:11 PM »
This just released...
Ryan Tubridy - €495,000
Ray D'Arcy - €450,000
Joe Duffy - €398,000
Sean O'Rourke - €308,964
Marian Finucane - €300,167
Miriam O'Callaghan - €299,000
Claire Byrne - €216,000
Bryan Dobson - €198,600
George Hamilton - €186,195
Mary Wilson - €185,679

I am all for talent getting rewarded but can I ask who is going to try to poach anyone there? Marian coughs her way through two chats a week.
Even more amazed that George Hamilton, who I like, is on that. What does he actually do??

There needs to be a clear-out and a new generation on 50% less brought in.
George does 2 shows weekly on Lyric fm, that's surely worth a few euros of his 186,000.
If George is a regular employee he'd have a take home salary of about Eur100,000.
which isn't too outrageous, but he should be deducted Eur 1,000 everytime he says "oh  ... danger here"  for the superstitious dread that befalls the tens of thousands of viewers.

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General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
« on: December 13, 2018, 12:06:13 PM »
Present form means nothing for games to be played in February. Injuries, drop in form, January acquisitions, so many factors before the next round.
I wrote, in all likelihood, a probability.  And present form does count in the scheme of things. Some teams would need a miracle to happen in order for their chances of progress to improve from their present state.

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General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
« on: December 13, 2018, 12:18:39 AM »
Dortmund and Porto are the only teams Utd would have a hope of getting past. The rest will duff them

Liverpool to draw Dortmund

It would take someone who hasn’t even checked the form Dortmund are in to suggest they could lose to United.

Well done.

Ok, I bow to your superior knowledge of European football! Dortmund being the big hitters on the CL stage, they’d be the ones with the history of winning it.. it’s a cup competition at this stage, games won’t be played till after the new year..

No one will want Madrid and their form is the worst. Though it shows you how they were a one man team for a few seasons
You'd have to miss the barn door with a banjo to write something so dumb that makes Sy look an expert ;D
In all likliehood, Dortmund would wánk over Man U in a last 16 tie.

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General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
« on: December 12, 2018, 10:00:21 PM »
A brilliant contest between Ajax and Bayern for top spot.
Ajax will be the team to avoid for the table toppers in the last 16 draw.

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