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General discussion / Re: No more evictions!
« on: Today at 12:43:00 PM »
He's a bollocks who didn't pay his bills. He now squatting on someone else's land. Not only should he be removed from the land but he should be locked up for fraud. A gangster no better or worse than those in Dublin. If this is what being Irish is I want no part of it.
Just move to England, Trailer.
Why a mess in Roscommon would have anything to do with your passport is beyond me .

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: Today at 12:41:55 PM »
So United are appointing an interim caretaker manager before they appoint the proper caretaker manager before the appoint the new manager at the end of the year......

Brilliant.
So in effect they will have 4 'managers' in 12 months  :o

Minimum 4 managers

I don't think Carrick taking charge of training for few days can be classed as managing and if the caretaker manager does well i can imagine he will be given the job full time.

Possibly but I get the impression from reading things about the interim manager that he will be an interim manager till the end of the season 'someone steeped in the United way'.  Giggsy it is!
Which "United way"?

"Strong and stable" or "all over the place" ?

 

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General discussion / Re: No more evictions!
« on: Today at 10:57:40 AM »
I suspect we won't see any more evictions in Co Roscommon.
"Security personnel" - bucks with Northern accents saying they're  "British" >:(

Amazing how quick some are to defend the use of violence here but will be straight up on the high horse the minute violence is mentioned in the north.

People in the north had this kind of thing happen to themselves and their neighbours on a regular basis.  The difference being

1. The perpetrators were the state security forces, not some private crowd of ex services mercenary goons
2. They didn't owe any money to anyone

FWIW, I reckon the tactics were a bit heavy handed, but if the figures are correct, the lads had to go.

Violence in the north is different, Franko. Jesus Christ.
The IRA in the South never killed civilians either.
Plus why can't ye all get on with each other

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General discussion / Re: No more evictions!
« on: Today at 10:45:21 AM »
Sid and Trailer need to go back in their urban boxes and stop commenting on something they so obviously know nithing about.
An awful lot of farmers in Ros and I'm sure other adjoining Counties have scattered bits of land which would be registered as separate properties.
Bottom line is Mc still owes a load of money secured on his property.....
Banks and Vultures might just go about theur business a bit  more diplomatically after this propaganda defeat.
I hope Gilroy and his gang hadn't talked Mc into ignoring the whole situation.
Prices didn't recover in Strokestown like they did in other parts of the country either

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General discussion / Re: No more evictions!
« on: Today at 08:42:02 AM »
These kinds of things are always interesting to see who is on which side of the argument
People from the 4th green field are more likely to go with order while Connachtaigh are not .

The family seem to have asked for time to sort out the money. Maybe the bank tore the arse out of it

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/siblings-regain-possession-of-roscommon-home-following-eviction-1.3734658
Confirming that one of the McGann brothers and their sister, Geraldine had returned, a family friend, Donal Hanley, said they wanted to take their home back. The financial issues that led to the eviction are “a private matter”, he said.

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General discussion / Re: No more evictions!
« on: Today at 08:23:48 AM »
This case must have set back the UI cause

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: December 17, 2018, 08:56:57 PM »
A Russian femme fatale managed to get to the heart of the GOP

https://mobile.twitter.com/FarrerJoe/status/1074558291462799360/photo/1

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General discussion / Re: No more evictions!
« on: December 17, 2018, 08:20:06 PM »
You'd be as welcome around these parts as Aidan effin Devkin is now to be honest.....

A rough cold night but s savage crowd of friends and supporters surrounding the house I believe

It's a real mess because the boys from the north were in enemy territory and this was because nobody local would do it.
Farm evictions are on the border between finance and politics at the best of times .
The bailout in 2010 or whenever should have included debt forgiveness and could have if it had been funded by debt to equity swaps. But debt got 100 cents on the Euro and the Government took one for the team
I bet there was an element of local people having had enough as well . Ros gets nothing from the economic system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwMVMbmQBug

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: December 17, 2018, 06:49:04 PM »
Brexit downfall style

https://youtu.be/prFjbFDA1WY

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: December 17, 2018, 04:39:36 PM »
He said she said with Whitey is pointless
Whitey would defend mass murder if it made Trump look good

A bit of light relief :

Hear Me Roar

@Stop_Trump20


“It is still hard to believe that I have seen The First Lady's tits but not Trump's tax returns!!”

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GAA Discussion / Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
« on: December 17, 2018, 03:25:03 PM »

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: December 17, 2018, 03:12:51 PM »
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soccer/ken-early-mourinho-is-the-manager-manchester-united-deserve-1.3733427

Ken Early: Mourinho is the manager Manchester United deserve
José’s ultra-cynical approach to the game reflects the concerns of the club itself
about 8 hours ago
 
Ken Early

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Nine months have passed since Sevilla knocked Manchester United out of the Champions League, when the Spanish club’s Danish defender Simon Kjaer gave the most perceptive and withering assessment of what José Mourinho’s team were all about: “We knew that with Fellaini and Lukaku they will always have chances from . . . how do you say that in English . . . coincidences.”
Coincidence football – kick and rush, hit and hope, close your eyes and pray. There was a period at Anfield last night when it looked as though the football of coincidences might get United through. It doesn’t always matter if the other team is dominating the match – there’s always a chance their keeper might drop one on your striker’s foot.
But it usually matters. As one of those old American sportswriters used to say, the race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that’s the way to bet. When one team has 36 attempts on goal and the other only six, there’s more chance of the first team benefiting from a couple of lucky deflections.
When Mourinho was asked afterwards on Sky if his players were still playing for him, he tried to turn it into a word game. “What is that? Play for me? Are you calling the players dishonest?”
According to this latest Mourinho rhetoric, the honest player gives 100 per cent every time they take the field while only the dishonest player gives less, regardless of who happens to be standing in the dugout. If that is true you have to wonder how managers like Mourinho can get clubs to pay them £15 million a year. You can tell he must be pretty desperate if he’s had to resort to such a manager-minimising line of argument.
But of course, his talk about honest and dishonest players should not be taken as a sincere pronouncement about how football works. It’s a tactical device meant to create confusion and divert attention away from himself. It’s not that Manchester United’s players didn’t try: in a game like that every player is trying. It’s that, as usual under Mourinho, they went out with no real idea of how they were going to win the game.
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Terror of losing
The key to understanding Mourinho is that there is no other top manager who has such a terror of losing. The terror conditions his approach to every big match, and means that this approach will always be risk-averse and safety-first. If his team wins on a coincidence then so much the better, but if the coincidences don’t go their way that’s okay as long as they do not lose.
The terror might seem like an unusual psychological quirk, until you realise that it is the logical culmination of an ultra-cynical approach to the game that focuses only on the result at the expense of everything else. The terror is where you end up when you regard the performance – that is, the actual football – as something that could interest only the “Einsteins”, the “poets”, and other such dreamers and frauds.
In Mourinho’s view, it does not really matter whether his players play “well” or “badly”, whether they create 36 chances or six. What matters is what is written on the scoreboard at the end of the game. If the scoreboard says that Mourinho has won, then he gets to shush the camera, trash some water-bottles, troll the critics. If the scoreboard says that Mourinho has won even though certain statistics suggest the other team perhaps had the better of the game, then so much the better, as he gets to troll the statisticians as well. As long as the scoreboard says Mourinho has won, all is well in his world – until he wakes up on the next matchday and has to worry about losing again.
But while Mourinho is only thinking about the scoreboard, the players also have to think about how to get through the 90 minutes of the match, and here they get very little help from Mourinho.
He has been at Manchester United for two-and-a-half years and there is still no sign of a football identity – of the kind that rivals such as Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino and Maurizio Sarri had managed to imprint on their teams within at most a few months of their arrival. These managers do tactics, Mourinho specialises in drama.
At Chelsea they argue over whether Hazard should play up front or out wide, at Liverpool they squabble over which combination offers the best balance in midfield. At United the argument always seems to be about which player just got thrown under the bus, and whether they deserved it or not. The fact that a significant section of the Manchester United crowd seems to have turned on their best player, Paul Pogba, is a sad testament to how effective Mourinho’s dramatic distractions can be.
Results-only approach
The worst thing about this mess from Manchester United’s point of view is that, right now, Mourinho is exactly the manager they deserve. His results-only approach is mirrored in the boardroom, where the leading director, Ed Woodward, is also judged on outcomes and not processes. Woodward’s employers don’t ask: “Is the club doing better this year than last year?” They ask: “Did we make more money this year than we did last year?” As long as the answer to this second question is yes, then Woodward has nothing to worry about.
The big threat to the bottom line at United is failure to qualify for the Champions League – not just because they lose out on participation money, but also because their big sponsorship contracts pay less if they don’t qualify. Right now it looks like the only feasible way back into next year’s Champions League is to win it this year, and that does not look likely.
The heat is therefore on Woodward, but at the moment Mourinho has one thing still going for him. The main reason why Louis van Gaal – a process-focused manager – lost his job immediately after winning the FA Cup was that Mourinho the superstar was available to replace him.
Currently there is no obvious candidate to replace Mourinho – and remember, the candidate has to be very obvious for outcomes-focused directors like Woodward to notice them. This is not a board that is about to take a risk on a lesser-known coach simply because their team plays great football: United’s directors are blind to things like that.
They could perhaps give Michael Carrick the job on a caretaker basis, in the vague hope of unearthing a home-grown Guardiola – but they lack the football insight to form a credible judgment of Carrick’s potential. Hiring him would be a shot in the dark. What they want more than anything is a big box-office name, preferably one big enough for a couple of directors to hide behind.
But right now all the managerial superstars are spoken for, so the loveless embrace with Mourinho could go on for a while yet.

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General discussion / Re: No more evictions!
« on: December 17, 2018, 02:46:16 PM »
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/roscommon-eviction-varadkar-concerned-at-violent-vigilante-attack-1.3733986

Roscommon eviction: Varadkar concerned at ‘violent vigilante attack’

Three men working for private security firm hospitalised after melee at repossessed house


Dozens of masked men confronted security guards occupying a repossessed home outside Strokestown, Co Roscommon early on Sunday.

During the incident three security guards were seriously injured, four vehicles were set alight and a dog was subsequently put down when masked raiders targeted them at the house on Sunday morning.

Mr Varadkar said the “use of violence” should be condemned “unreservedly”.m
“I don’t think anybody likes to see somebody being evicted or losing their property, especially in the run up to Christmas.
“But if it was done on the basis of a court order I can only assume the judge heard all sides of the story and made the decision that he did,” Mr Varadkar said.

“Leaving aside the reasons for the eviction I think all of us have to condemn unreservedly the use of violence. In this instance, individuals being injured, an animal was killed, property destroyed. It would seem that it was very highly organised, highly violent vigilante attack. Gardaí will interview the eight security guards at the centre of the incident on Monday.
Gardaí have closed the area around the house and are now treating it as a crime scene. Photograph: Brian Farrell. Gardaí have closed the area around the house and are now treating it as a crime scene. Photograph: Brian Farrell.   
Cordoned off

The area around the house has been cordoned off by gardaí and is being as a crime scene. No arrests have been made.
Related TD calls for calm after eight security guards injured in eviction house attack 
Fitzmaurice says he did not incite Roscommon violence 

Online footage of the eviction of two brothers and a sister from their home near Strokestown last Tuesday showed security men dressed in black, forcibly removing the family from the house. Those evicted are aged in their 50s and 60s.

The eviction has sparked an angry response with many people objecting to the involvement of a private security firm, apparently from Northern Ireland.

One of  the security staff who is told on the video that he should be ashamed as an Irish man can be heard replying that he is British. The private firm had been occupying the house since the eviction.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, dozens of men arrived at the farmhouse and in the ensuing melee the security men were injured, and vehicles set alight.
Three of the security staff were hospitalised. A vet was later called to the scene to put down an injured dog.

Gardaí said they were investigating criminal damage and assault.
Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said on Monday the rules governing private security firms that enforce evictions will be examined after eight security staff occupying a repossessed house in Co Roscommon were injured during an attack by dozens of men.

Mr Flanagan also condemned the violence in Co Roscommon and said property disputes and evictions should be resolved according to the law.
He said there was a legal anomaly whereby private security firms involved in evictions are not regulated by the Private Security Authority (PSA) so the obligation to display identification does not arise.

The Minister said his officials had been examining regulations in the area and an interdepartmental group had been convened and was due to report to him in January.
Fianna Fáil’s justice spokesperson Jim O’Callaghan he was concerned at the level of violence during the incident and said the lender involved had not handled the situation well, describing the eviction as “a heavy handed”.

Roscommon Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said people had been infuriated at the sight of the family “being thrown out of the house where they have lived all their lives”.
Mr Fitzmaurice said the Government needed to ensure there was mediation for people who found themselves in such situations.
“Nobody wants to see violence and I have always been a believer in peaceful protests,” he added.

Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy, who knows the family at the centre of the eviction row, appealed for calm.
The deputy who is based in Strokestown said he planned to contact the bank involved in the case to see if anything could be done to ease tensions.

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General discussion / Re: No more evictions!
« on: December 17, 2018, 11:56:02 AM »
Fair dues to those involved. Whilst not condoning violence this should heighten the awareness of the scumbags hired by KBC to evict irish citizens...and of the complicit support of the state in facilitating the closure of public roads last Tuesday to evict decent  county families....

Shame on the senior Garda  who agreed to it.

And back to ballymoney to those enforcer thugs
The problem is the economic system is like the landlord system. Asset bubbles blow up
prices and when they collapse debt wants its money back. Politically this doesn’t really work given economic history
Neoliberalism does not work in Strokestown or anywhere else
In America and most other neo-liberal countries, you'd be booted out of your house within months of going into arrears.
In Ireland people can stay in a property several years in a property without making repayments and the cost is absorbed by those making repayments.
A possible unexpected consequence of Fianna Fail demanding that banks reduce variable interest rates to be in line with European averages would be the speeding up of repossessions.
Yank mortgages are often recourse.
https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/08/nonrecourse-loan-vs-recourse-loan.asp

Irish mortgages are not because of history
Asset bubbles always crash so in Ireland this sort of intractable shite is guaranteed.
Irish culture is not designed for the fallout from property bubbles.

The truth about the “bailouts” is that the true cost of bank losses was higher than what the sovereign paid. Next time will be even worse.

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General discussion / Re: No more evictions!
« on: December 17, 2018, 08:39:47 AM »
Fair dues to those involved. Whilst not condoning violence this should heighten the awareness of the scumbags hired by KBC to evict irish citizens...and of the complicit support of the state in facilitating the closure of public roads last Tuesday to evict decent  county families....

Shame on the senior Garda  who agreed to it.

And back to ballymoney to those enforcer thugs
The problem is the economic system is like the landlord system. Asset bubbles blow up
prices and when they collapse debt wants its money back. Politically this doesn’t really work given economic history
Neoliberalism does not work in Strokestown or anywhere else


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